ch 30 affluence and anxiety in an atomic age - Felicia Lodge Graceffo AP US History 2 13 April 2018 Ch 30 The 1950s Affluence and Anxiety in an

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Felicia Lodge Graceffo AP US History 2 13 April 2018 Ch 30: The 1950s Affluence and Anxiety in an Atomic Age Busy Wife’s Achievements 1. If you were a college student in the 1950s what message about prevailing social values and gender roles would you derive from reading this article? If I were a college student in the 1950 I would think that my options for a career would be very limited considering the role most women had during this time period. Marge spends all of her time attending to others which leaves no time for herself. Even if I were to get a degree and a job I would be looked down upon for not having a family and dedicating all my time towards them. Women were supposed to care of everyone and not be selfish. 2.In what way does the article reflect the prevailing ideological cold war confrontation withcommunism and the Soviet Union?The article reflects the prevailing ideological cold war confrontation with communism and the Soviet Union as Americans wanted to return to normalcy and encourage the conventional notions of female domesticity. 1. What did Friedan mean by the “problem with no name”? The “problem with no name” referred to the silent desperation women were experiencing in a crisis where they considered all their life was and if it ended with being a housewife. 2. What was the “feminine mystique” and what did it suggest about the historical causes of female unhappiness? The feminine mystique was the idea that the highest value and the only commitment for women is the fulfillment of their own femininity . Women can only find fulfillment in sexual passivity, male domination, and nurturing maternal love. It suggests that historically women were unhappy because they envied men and tried to be like men.

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