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Topic - Betty Friedan
Fifty years ago, Betty Friedan described the suburban woman as the unhappy housewife. She lacked challenging choices. Her abilities and identities were attached to her kitchen.
This month, Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique” celebrates 50 years of influence. In 2013, we live in the world Friedan built. More women go to, and graduate from, college than men. Hanna Rosin’s recent book “The End of Men” trumpets that women dominate 20 of the 30 fastest growing sectors of the economy.
The fight for women's equality first had to argue that it was a fight worth having.
Helen Gurley Brown, the longtime editor of Cosmopolitan magazine who invited millions of women to join the sexual revolution, has died at age 90.
Helen Gurley Brown, the longtime editor of Cosmopolitan magazine who invited millions of women to join the sexual revolution, has died. She was 90.
Helen Gurley Brown, the editor who made Cosmopolitan magazine into a single girl's handbook of sex and glamour, has died. She was 90.
Long before the phenomenon of Carrie Bradshaw and "Sex and the City," there was Helen Gurley Brown, editor of Cosmopolitan magazine.
“You liberated us,” she wrote, “taught us to use our brains and not just our looks, and in the '70s when women suppressed their femininity in order to fit into the male-dominated work-place and the feminist revolution ... you went right on telling us it's OK to be women, to use our beauty and our brains and to be confident who we are as individuals.”
She used the image of a concentration camp because housewives, like prisoners, are “forced to spend their days in work” that is “monotonous, endless,” that involves “no mental concentration,” offers “no hope of advancement or recognition” and is “controlled by the needs of others.” The concentration camp image clarifies Friedan’s key premise: Women are not human in the housewife