Essays Tagged: "Betty Friedan"

The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine Mystique is the title of a book written by Betty Friedan who also foundedThe National Organization for Women (NOW) to help US women gain equal ... didn't enjoy their housewife lifestyle. And it was not easy for women to deal with thisproblem. As Betty Friedan writes in The Feminine Mystique, 'For over fifteen years women inAmerica found it hard ...

(5 pages) 166 0 3.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

The Infestation of Feminism.

n whose self-interest appears to be their chief interest: regardless of the costs to everyone else. Betty Friedan gave part of the credit of the start of feminism to Sigmund Freud, who believed that w ...

(4 pages) 87 2 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

The Expiration of the Feminist Necessity.

n image of women that defied the pre-existing roles of wife, mother, caretaker, and made them ugly. Betty Friedan, throughout The Feminine Mystique, monopolizes the term "Occupation: housewife" and ex ... ge and child rearing as their lifelong occupation, and dismissed education as an unnecessary chore. Betty Friedan lays the blame on outside sources for the coercion into the home life. She points the ...

(8 pages) 174 0 4.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

"where Have You Been, Where Are You Going" by Oates and "A Small, Good thing" by Raymand Caver.

te feminism ideology into her literary work. Also, she had inspired by the vanguard feminism writer Betty Friedan's "Feminism Mistique" published in 1963, which came out three years earlier than her s ... and frustrstion of women's life in the postwar American society had created for them. As the image Betty Friedan called the "feminine mystique"-"the ideal of women living happy, fulfilled lives in pu ...

(4 pages) 140 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Betty Friedan's Biography.

Betty Friedan's BiographyBetty Friedan was born on February 4, 1921 in Peoria, Illinois. Her origina ... Her original name was Betty Naomi Goldstein. She was born a year after women won the right to vote. Betty was the first of Harry and Miriam Goldstein's three children. Her father was a Russian Jewish ... sian Jewish immigrant who sold jewelry and her mother was a newspaperwomen. Harry and Miriam taught Betty to do her best in everything she did. When she grew up, she was a very self confident, bright ...

(2 pages) 52 0 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

The Kitchen God's Wife

oppressiveforce in their life. I find many parallels between women's experiencesin thenineties with Betty Friedan's, in her essay: The Way WeWere - 1949. She dealt with asociety that expected women to ... I was, and to share with me her experiencesof sexism. Her immediate reactionwas to point out that "BettyFriedan was a college educated woman and she had certaingoalsthat never interested me." My gran ...

(21 pages) 125 1 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Betty Friedan - and her role in woman's rights

's Inaugural Address told Americans to take charge for their country. Many followed these words and Betty Friedan, president of the National Organization for Women, was one of them. Betty Friedan was ... t how Carswell's actions hurt the current administration's plan to get more women in the workplace. Betty Friedan took it upon herself to take charge and oppose the appointment of Judge Carswell to th ...

(3 pages) 51 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Is Australia really easy going and egalitarian?

omen were sent home to resume their lives as before. Thingswere definately set in motion for change.Betty Friedan (1963) noted a cult similar to that of true womanhood which shecalled the feminine mys ... ocial Sciences in Australia: An Introduction, 2nd edn, Harcourt Brace & Co., Australia.Friedan, Betty. 1963. The feminine mystique. New York. Dellhttp://www.nelson.com/nelson/polisci/glossary.html ...

(8 pages) 60 2 4.3 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Silence of the lambs versus alien

h obstacles, those that struggled to overcome their hindrances were labeled "feminists". Women like Betty Friedan persuaded women to recognize their need to break away from the chains that bind them t ...

(12 pages) 35 0 0.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Training with Jane.

en are middle-class and white. It is clear we have not eliminated the same problems that surrounded Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique. Friedan is critiqued for highlighting "specific problems and ...

(3 pages) 16 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Growth of Gender Equality.

ressive force in their life. I find many parallels between women's experiences in the nineties with Betty Friedan's, in her essay: The Way We Were - 1949. She dealt with a society that expected women ... was, and to share with me her experiences of sexism. Her immediate reaction was to point out that "Betty Friedan was a college educated woman and she had certain goals that never interested me." My g ...

(8 pages) 129 0 4.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Social Reforms of 1960's

arted their way towards freedom and recognition. As the issue of the limited suburban life aroused, Betty Friedan, the author of the immensely influential book "The Feminine Mystique", took over the m ... man's life as a "comfortable concentration camp" she suffered from a blissful domesticity. In fact, Betty Friedan discovered that far more women were working outside the home than she defined in her b ...

(5 pages) 74 0 4.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Feminism Women Equal

ressive force in their life. I find many parallels between women's experiences in the nineties with Betty Friedan's, in her essay: The Way We Were - 1949. She dealt with a society that expected women ... was, and to share with me her experiences of sexism. Her immediate reaction was to point out that "Betty Friedan was a college educated woman and she had certain goals that never interested me." My g ...

(9 pages) 212 1 3.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Karen Campbell letter about Women's Rights in response to Betty Friedan.

ale's views are despicable. But how can you condemn Hale at the same time that you revere and honor Betty Freidan, herself responsible for her own brand of hate crimes that incited millions of America ... hose choices. I sincerely doubt that Matt Hale will do as much in his lifetime to damage mankind as Betty Freidan and her disciples have done.When will the Journal Star refute Freidan's assessment of ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Describe the representation of women within a serial televisual text. What are the implications for feminist discourse?

ed to childbearing, childraising, and housekeeping as their primary responsibilities (Glenn, 2000). Betty Friedan (1963), author of the celebrated work, The Feminine Mystique, contended that women wer ... rsuit of women' in ...and there was television, Routledge: London & New York.o Friedan, Betty, 1963, The Feminine Mystique, Norton: New York.o Glenn, Evelyn Nakano, 2000, 'The Soci ...

(6 pages) 73 0 3.3 Jun/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Concerns and tactics of post-war feminism: in reference to "Our Bodies Ourselves" by The Boston Women's Health Book Collective, 1973.

ale, it calls for the creation of equality for the individual. Other feminists of the time, such as Betty Friedan, called upon women to be equal in every aspect of society, "feminism is simply that wo ...

(7 pages) 48 0 4.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Postwar Women

y, helped approve the Equal Rights Amendment. Also, other activities helped the fight for equality. Betty Friedan, the first President of NOW, became one of the most influential activists of her time. ...

(6 pages) 28 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Cover Girls         When I was in first grade I wrote,

o womanhood, a world of inadequacies. "If I have only one life, let me live it as a blonde", Betty Friedan quotes one woman saying in her literary work, "the Feminine Mystique " At the end of t ... mic of eating disorders, low self-esteem and physical alterations. 1.The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan 2.http://www.inch-aweigh.com/dietstats.htm 3.Effects of Objectification on Opposite Ge ...

(6 pages) 692 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Diversity Issues in Communication - Women in Engineering

s were women. Over the next 40 years, the rate of increase was astonishing. By 1983, 20 years after Betty Friedan had published The Feminine Mystique and a little more than a decade after Congress had ...

(6 pages) 26 0 5.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Adaptation: How Anger Turns Girls into Chameleons by Cheryl Van Daalen-Smith

any girls from other cultural backgrounds. That is often seen within feminist theory. For example, Betty Friedan spoke of the reason upper class white women became frustrated in her book The Feminine ...

(7 pages) 849 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology