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Outline Lecture Eight—The Struggle for Gender and Economic Equality I) Postwar Developments in Feminism a) Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex” i) Mid-century’s first radical questioning of relations between the sexes ii) Who was Simone de Beauvoir? (1) “Individual freedom can be achieved only through freedom of others.” b) The Complicity of Both Sexes i) Lies about the lofty values of love and devotion ii) “Wrongs done by one do not make the other innocent” c) Theory of Exchange Value Between the Sexes i) Disparity in Value ii) The Gendered Incongruity of “Time” (1) For men, time has a positive , practical value (2) For women, a negative , non-productive value II) “Containment” in Suburbia a) The Gender “Home-Front” in 1950s America b) Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique” in 1963 i) Media profile of the suburban house-wife in white, middle-class America ii) The reality in suburbia c) Strategies of “Containment” i) Angst of women felt as a burden by men
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