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A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique & American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s

A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique & American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s

Examines the dawn of the 1960s, when the sexual revolution had barely begun, newspapers advertised for "perky, attractive gal typists," but married women were told to stay home, and husbands controlled almost every aspect of family life.

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Unliberated 1960s

Chapter 2: Naming the Problem: Friedan’s Message to American Housewives

Chapter 3: After the First Feminist Wave: Women from the 1920s to the 1940s

Chapter 4: The Contradictions of Womanhood in the 1950s

Chapter 5: “I Thought I Was Crazy”

Chapter 6: The Price of Privilege: Middle-Class Women and the Feminine Mystique

Chapter 7: African-American Women, Working-Class Women, and the Feminine Mystique

Chapter 8: Demystifying The Feminine Mystique

Chapter 9: Women, Men, Marriage, and Work Today: Is the Feminine Mystique Dead?

Selected Bibliography