The Feminine Mystique Author:Betty Friedan Is the American Woman on a pedestal or in a trap? — For years American women have been assured they had all they needed to be perfectly happy and fulfilled - hard-working husbands, lovely houses, and wonderful babies, babies, babies. — Then why all the tranquilizers? The liquor? The adulteries? The problem children? The suicides in the suburbs... more »? And the terrible, gnawing inner malaise?
Today American women are awakening to the fact that they have been sold into virtual slavery by a lie invented and marketed by men. One book has named that lie and told women what to do about it.« less