sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

May 16, 2012

Feminine Unmystique

Filed under: feminism, politics — Tags: — edge of the sandbox @ 9:44 pm

Betty Friedan complained that the mid-20th century America was a place of conformity where domesticity was forced on housewives under the guise of feminine mystique.  The Susan B. Anthony List has the Democratic party’s answer to the 1950s ideal, and it’s not pretty (via Legal Insurrection):

Friedan was fuming at the patriarchal institution of marriage (she lied, too).  Is it better to wed the government?

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