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The Feminine Mystique

How TV Tackles Taboo Female Topics

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 06.07.2012 | Women

Divorce, abortion, single motherhood: Shows from Mary Tyler Moore to Murphy Brown changed the conversation. The 1970s were a watershed moment for A...

Media of the Month

Glen Helfand | Posted 12.02.2011 | Arts
Glen Helfand

As our intake of media becomes increasingly isolated -- downloaded rather than through interpersonal exchange -- there is equally a sense that we can create rituals that bring people together to share interests and ideas.

Gloria: In Her Own Words -- A Life in Activism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Why did Gloria Steinem evolve into a symbol of so much to so many? It's impossible to know. She became a vessel through which some women discovered themselves, their potential, and the strength to advocate for their own truths.

The Movement

Marlo Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlo Thomas

2011-03-05-marlo.jpgAs Gloria Steinem so wisely commented, "A movement is only people moving." In 1965, women were moving, separately, but headed in the same direction.

Million-Dollar Mommy Blogging: Reinforcing The Feminine Mystique?

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morra Aarons-Mele

The truth is, most women who dream of becoming financially successful women bloggers will do so only if they stick to covering the most traditional of female subjects: mothering and home. Other subjects just don't pay.

Required Reading: Revisiting Feminist Literature | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Most of us read "serious books" about feminism in high school and college, but how many of us have gone back and read The Second Sex as adults? Stepha...

WATCH: Men Happiest When Given Little Criticism And Lots Of Sex

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last night, Stephen Colbert interviewed author Stephanie Coontz about her new book "A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at th...

My Friend Betty Friedan

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amitai Etzioni

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.

Stirring Up The Feminine Mystique For A New Generation

Christine Whelan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Whelan

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.

What Would You Call It?

Katrina Alcorn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katrina Alcorn

I don't know when I decided to call it a nervous breakdown. Some can't even have this conversation because it would mean looking at things they're trying not to see. I know how they feel because two years ago, I was one of them.

Another Problem with No Name: Boomers and Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Brent Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Green

Given extraordinary economic pressure to continue working beyond traditional retirement age, older workers nevertheless confront entrenched obstacles to staying employed and finding jobs.