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Friday

READING ON THE RUN: Articles of Interest to Moms and Working Women (Feminism, Sex, and Work)

Below are four articles that I believe will be of interest to moms and working women.

ENJOY!!! 

The Anniversary of The Feminine Mystique 


This is the anniversary of The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan, a book that is widely viewed as the feminine manifesto.  It may not have launched the feminist movement, but it did bring it more attention.  Indeed, it is a book that has launched a thousand activists. It is also a book, as you will see in the articles below, that remains relevant.

To be honest, I have never read it. However, I have benefited from it.  Also, like all women under 50 I have heard about it for years and its principles have influenced my life. Also, the reviews of it make clear that the attention that Ms. Friedan brought to the issue of the role of women in this country opened a lot of doors for women.
For that reason, I decided to compile a few articles.  One is about the anniversary of Ms. Friedan’s book and the others are about issues affecting modern professional women—sex, housework, stress and work/life balance.  I bet those are the same issues that women faced in Ms. Friedan’s time.  The more things change…




“On the 50th Anniversary of the ‘Feminist Mystique’ Is There Still a Problem That Has No Name?”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizadonnelly/2013/02/18/on-the-50th-aniversary-of-the-feminine-mystique-is-there-still-a-problem-that-has-no-name/





 
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