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  • The Feminine Mystique : 'The Problem Without A Name'

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    The phrase, “the problem without a name” is a statement throughout Betty Friedan’s book, The Feminine Mystique which acts as an ostinato, or repetitive theme or pattern. It becomes quite apparent that this statement holds a great importance to the message Friedan was trying to convey to her audience of her book. This simple phrase encapsulates many of the concerns woman had about their role in society; more specifically, their confliction between their duties at home and their want to transcend the

  • The Feminine Mystique, By Betty Friedan

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    The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan is related to the second wave of feminism. Betty Friedan wrote about “The Problem that has no Name.” Throughout the next few pages the analysis will be on The Feminine Mystique with particular attention on “The Problem that has no Name.” In the 1960s it was uncommon for the women of the time to hold a job and raise a family. Betty Friedan worked until she was pregnant, which she was fired for, and then continued to write freelance for journals and newspapers

  • Analysis Of Betty Friedan's 'The Feminine Mystique'

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    58. Betty Friedan The Feminine Mystique 1963 The text “The Feminine Mystique”, introduces the discussing with the title "The Problem That Has No Name." Betty Friedan uses this to generally mention the discontent of women, as young as ten years old, in the 1920’s throughout the 1960’s. Friedan argues the movement in marriages and births that affected women. Friedan describes the emotional distress of being inferior and limited because of gender. It was believed that women must learn how to catch

  • Essay about Liberated Women vs. Women's Liberation

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    radiated happiness, "freed by science and labor-saving appliances from the drudgery, the dangers of childbirth and the illnesses of her grandmother...healthy, beautiful, educated, concerned only about her husband, her children, her home," wrote Betty Friedan in "The Problem That Has No Name" (463). Women were portrayed as being "freed," yet it was from this mold that liberated women attempted to free themselves. Many of these same women took part in the women's liberation movement that erupted

  • Primary Source Analysis on "The Feminine Mystique"

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    Potter 1 Rebecca Potter Gray Section 4975 12 May 2015 Primary Source Analysis on The Feminine Mystique The Feminine Mystique is the title of a book written by Betty Friedan who has also founded The National Organization for Women (NOW) to help US women gain equal rights. She describes the "Feminine Mystique" as the heightened awareness of the expectations of women and how each woman has to fit a certain role as a little girl, an uneducated and unemployed teenager, and finally as a wife and

  • Importance Of Conformity In The Film 'Not Without My Daughter'

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    you here today to discuss conformity and its presence in the brilliant film; “Not Without My Daughter”, directed by Brain Gilbert. The movie was adapted from the true story based on Betty Mahmoody’s experience. The plot pivots on a sinister manipulation: Iranian-American husband “Moody”, convinces his American wife, Betty, to travel with him and their daughter, Mahtob, for a vacation in Iran, promising to safely return to their Michigan home two weeks later. However, once there, in the male dominated

  • Compare And Contrast The Civil Rights Movement And Civil Rights Movement

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    Fredrick Douglas once said, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” During the 1960’s in America, there were major movements the promoted change throughout the country. The Civil Rights movement, which got its start in the 1950’s, strived for racial equality for African Americans. Meanwhile, the Women’s Rights Movement, focused on battling for better pay and equal opportunities for women. While the Civil Rights Movement and the Women’s Liberation Movement differed in their initial purposes

  • Summary Of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique

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    established in the sixties, beginning when many women addressed the topics that angered them in the world, specifically pertaining to their own rights. The sixties brought up many feelings, feelings that had been buried or held back for some time, Betty Friedan has been one of those many people to address her feelings and put it out in the world. Friedan wrote a book named The Feminine Mystique, which has become an international bestseller and has sold over one million copies since its release in

  • Summary Of 'The Feminine Mystique'

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    In the “The Feminine Mystique,” by Betty Friedan, the author begins to question “the problem that has no name,” which is, “Why are American housewives so unhappy with their supposedly “perfect’ lives”? Friedan concludes that the reason American housewives are so depressed is that of, “the feminine mystique,” society’s idea that women’s sole purpose in life is to bring pleasure to a man, be a housewife and mother, but nothing more. In the 50’s and 60’s, all American women had been told their whole

  • Feminist Movement Feminism

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    With the mighty power of the pen Betty Friedan ushered in the second wave of the feminist movement. Her book, The Feminine Mystique, resonated in women across the nation. While it was aimed at the upper middle class educated women it’s words rang true in the hearts of women at every socio-economic level. This call to strive for more had women of the 1960’s pushing for equal rights in the work place. While Friedan’s words and leadership may have been the push that set the second wave in motion there