This weekend, I finished the Feminine Mystique

This book is a historical catalyst point. And what shocked me was more related to the fact that the whole book was even handed, statistical, and a generally good discussion of a society that disallowed women from being socially acceptable and participating fully in society.

What shocked me more was that her critique was not just about how this system hurt women, but how it hurt men as well.

While there is some unfortunate things in the book (the discussion of homosexuality is particularly disheartening), they reflect the time the book was written.

Overall, I’d recommend that anyone who has any interest in feminism, either from a pro or a con perspective at least bother to read this book. It’s interesting, as a historical document, and as a generalized critique of society.

I do have more to say about it, but I’m at work, and therefore, should perhaps hold off until I stop being paid to be on the computer.


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Dee is a hardworking twenty-something working as a medical librarian in Texas. Her ability to go on tangents and create non-sensical metaphors is almost legendary.
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One Response to This weekend, I finished the Feminine Mystique

  1. Michelle Lee says:

    This is so true. As humans we all embody feminine and masculine traits. When we deny the feminine we are denying it in men as well. Boys grow up not being able to have any emotions other than anger without being picked on. Living in a culture where rape and all violence is mostly expected hurts the our fathers, brothers, husbands and sons.

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