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What is the problem that Friedan outlines?
Last Updated: 4th April, 2020
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Furthermore, what is the main idea of the feminine mystique?
The feminine mystique is the false notion that a woman's “role” in society is to be a wife, mother, and housewife - nothing else. The mystique is an artificial idea of femininity that says having a career and/or fulfilling one's individual potential somehow go against women's pre-ordained role.
Additionally, is the feminine mystique relevant today? Fifty years later Rosin says, The Feminine Mystique is still relevant especially when it comes to our understanding of women and domesticity. "We still thoroughly associate women with domesticity and keeping of the home," Rosin says.
Moreover, what did Friedan mean by the problem with no name?
The Feminine Mystique begins with an introduction describing what Friedan called "the problem that has no name"—the widespread unhappiness of women in the 1950s and early 1960s.
What impact did the publication of The Feminine Mystique have on us gender relations?
Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique — published 50 years ago this week, on February 19, 1963 — catalyzed the modern feminist movement, helped forever change Americans' attitudes about women's role in society, and catapulted its author into becoming an influential and controversial public figure.