The Feminine Mystique - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The Feminine Mystique - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Published: 04/03/2010
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The book that set Second Wave feminism in motion, Friedan’s galvanising polemic channels the frustrations of the women trapped in an oppressive system of strict social convention in 1960s America. This ground-breaking work remains vital to this day as an eye-opening unpacking of sexist power structures within our personal as well as public lives.

'One of the most influential non-fiction books of the twentieth century' The New York Times

When Betty Friedan produced The Feminine Mystique in 1963, she could not have realized how the discovery and debate of her contemporaries' general malaise would shake up society. Victims of a false belief system, these women were following strict social convention by loyally conforming to the pretty image of the magazines, and found themselves forced to seek meaning in their lives only through a family and a home. Friedan's controversial book about them - and every woman - would ultimately set Second Wave feminism in motion and begin the battle for equality.

This groundbreaking and life-changing work remains just as powerful, important and true as it was nearly fifty years ago, and is essential reading both as a historical document and as a study of women living in a man's world.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141192055
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 269 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm


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“Let's break out and make our own choices”

This is one of the books that has become somewhat legendary in the world of feminism, being cited as one of those that triggered the second wave of the movement and firing Friedan straight into the spotlight. I... More

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