The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

This groundbreaking book is a sociological examination of the dissatisfaction felt by American housewives in the mid-20th century. The author argues that women are not naturally fulfilled by devoting their lives to homemaking and child-rearing, challenging the widely accepted belief of the era. It explores the idea of the "problem that has no name" - the widespread unhappiness of women in the 1950s and early 1960s. The book is considered one of the catalysts of the second-wave feminist movement.

The 382nd greatest book of all time


Published
1963
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
300-400
Words
178,000
Original Language
English