The Feminine Mystique : Book Report

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Allyta A Rodriguez Rodriguez 01 Professor Van Chaney Political Science 1 18 December 2014 The Feminine Mystique Reading this book had made me realize a lot in life, well more on being a woman. I just hope I was able to read this during my youth. It just made me think and ask like what if this book was never published? Are women back then would have the courage to even fight for their rights? Or be awakened to what they think the way a women should be living their life should be? Even the title to me is a bit intriguing; “The Feminist Mystique” I literally searched the definition to find if what I think of the definition in fact the definition is that I know of. According to Merriam -Webster dictionary “Feminine means having qualities or appearance traditionally associated with women, especially delicacy and prettiness” and “Mystique is a word that originated in France and it is defined as a special quality that makes a person or thing interesting or exciting. Maybe this is one of the reason women in 50s’ are more “feminine” than now. This title itself made it more interesting for me try to comprehend what the writer Betty Freidan was trying to convey to her audiences. Published and Written by Bettye Naomi Goldstein Born on February 4th 1921 in Peoria, Illinois United States. Her parents were Jewish and were originally from Hungary and Russia. She attended college Smith College where she was the head of their

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