Demystifying The Feminine Mystique: Betty Friedan’s Bestseller In Context Of The Postwar American Paradoxes
West Point Press
"Known as the “Women’s Emancipation Proclamation,” Betty Friedan’s bestseller The Feminine Mystique has long had the reputation of reviving feminism in the culturally repressive post-WWII period of the United States.1 Published in 1963, The Feminine Mystique presented Friedan’s indictment of the postwar cultural climate that convinced middle-class women they could find complete fulfillment through domesticity. Media and scholars often credit the book for resurrecting feminism and single-handedly starting the second-wave feminist movement...."
Ma, Sally. “Demystifying The Feminine Mystique: Betty Friedan’s Bestseller In Context Of The Postwar American Paradoxes”. Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review. Volume 9 (2019): 12-30.