by Stephanie Coontz
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The author of Marriage, a History chronicles the impact of Betty Friedan's landmark feminist book Feminine Mystique on stay-at-home married women of the early 1960s, who had become dissatisfied with domestic life.
Betty Friedan, the late author of The Feminine Mystique, is shown in her New York apartment May 25, 1970.
January 26, 2011 On Fresh Air, social historian Stephanie Coontz explains how the publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique in 1963 helped women view themselves differently. But Coontz, author of A Strange Stirring, also critiques many aspects of Friedan's pioneering book, including its omission of minority women.
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