Dore documents the hilarity, excitement and outright boldness (along with the scandalous moments) of the Movement. If you thought for one moment these women lacked chutzpah, Dore quickly disabuses you of the notion.
I guess it is again open season on the author of The Feminine Mystique. The book had a major effect that alone justifies its being listed among the books whose authors ought to be celebrated rather than raked over the coals.
I am a professor of sociology teaching classes on gender and social change -- and I have never read Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique." It turns out that very few of my well-educated, feminist-leaning friends have either.