lecture+2 - issues of radical politics, working class and...

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Women, Culture, and Society Class 2 The Feminine Mystique
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Organization 1. Introduce Betty Friedan 2. Importance of the Feminine Mystique 3. Daniel Horowitz’s interpretation
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Introduce Betty Friedan amily and educational background adical work as student and reporter for union uthor of the Feminine Mystique and other important books o-founder of NOW
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Importance of The Feminine Mystique rigins of the research: surveys of former class-mates he problem that has no name oad to fulfillment for white, middle-class, suburban housewives comes through husband and children roblem is taking a far greater toll on the physical and mental health of our country than any known disease.
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Daniel Horowitz Interpretation ffers detailed account of Friedan’s background as a student and professional writer focused on
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Unformatted text preview: issues of radical politics, working class and race issues, policies to promote equality. ttempts to answer question of why Friedan focused her book so narrowly on white suburban middle and upper class women. Discussion Questions 1. Betty Friedan broke down barriers and influenced many women just by talking about these issues in her book. What are some of the ways we can see these barriers have been broken? 2. Given what Friedan wrote and observed when she worked as a reporter for the union newspaper, The Feminine Mystique s exclusion of the experience of a wider range of women is quite striking. What do you think caused this shift away from her early radicalism and her early focus on working-class and African American women?...
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