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‘The Feminine Mystique’ and the change in women’s status in the 1960s

February 21, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, journalists, writers, writing.

The book summed up many of the frustrations that middle-class women had experienced, especially if they had set aside ambitions and careers to become suburban housewives and mothers. From the day it was published, it sparked criticism from many quarters (and continues to do so today), but it struck a chord with many women and became a phenomenal best-seller over the following two years.

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