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Betty Friedan
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3.49 of 5 stars 3.49  ·  rating details  ·  75 ratings  ·  6 reviews

First published in 1981, The Second Stage is eerily prescient and timely, a reminder that much of what is called new thinking in feminism has been eloquently observed and argued before. Warning the women's movement against dissolving into factionalism, male-bashing, and preoccupation with sexual and identity politics rather than bottom-line political and economic inequali

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I gave this two stars out of some sense of feminist obligation to Friedan, but then I remembered how I wanted to throw the book out the train window and watch it get crushed on the tracks because it's so chock-full of infuriating, homophobic nonsense, so I decided to be honest and take away that second star. This book is maddening.
Explica moitas cousas que en The Femenine Mystique se deixa atrás (o diver é que ese non o lin)
Sandy D.
An early (and unfortunately) overlooked look at feminism & motherhood and the family. I wrote about my reaction to it here on my blog.
This is what is need now and probably then too. Lucklly those crazy hippy moms raised boys who weren't limted by being men
Wisteria Leigh
social change,20th century,American history,women history,feminism,sexual equality,women's movement
I found this book irrelevant to me, a woman of color
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Betty Friedan was an American feminist, activist and writer, best known for starting what is commonly known as the "Second Wave" of feminism through the writing of her book The Feminine Mystique.
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