Daily Archives: March 14, 2010

Feminine Mystique 4

For this write-up of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique (1963), I’ll post my four favorite passages from today’s reading, along with my comments. 1.  Page 100: Freud’s mother was the pretty, docile bride of a man twice her age; his … Continue reading

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Scattered Thoughts on I Kings 18

For my weekly quiet time this Sabbath, I studied I Kings 18, which is about Elijah’s confrontation of the prophets of Baal and Asherah on Mount Carmel.   I learned something new in my study today, which, apparently, most commentators (both … Continue reading

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Feminine Mystique 3

In The Feminine Mystique (1963), Betty Friedan asks why so many women have bought into the Feminine Mystique, the notion that women can only be fulfilled as wives and mothers.  Based on her interviews with homemakers, she believes that women … Continue reading

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