Betty Friedan Quotes

Betty Friedan Quotes: In almost every professional field, in business and in the arts and sciences, women are still treated as second-class citizens. It would be a great service to tell girls who plan to work in society to expect this subtle, uncomfortable discrimination-tell them not to be quiet, and hope it will go away, but fight it. A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex, but neither should she
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Betty Friedan Quote: A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex, but neither should she
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Quotes about Betty Friedan: Aging is not 'lost youth,' but a new stage of opportunity and strength. It's a different stage of life, and if you are going to pretend it's youth, you are going to miss it. You are going to miss the surprises, the possibilities, and the evolution that we are just beginning to know about because there are no role models, no guideposts, and no signs.
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Quote about Betty Friedan: Today the problem that has no name is how to juggle work, love, home and children.
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Betty Friedan Sayings: When I was in high school, even in college, I didn't have any real image of a career woman or a professional woman.
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Betty Friedan Saying: The real joke that history played on American women is not the one that makes people snigger, with cheap Freudian sophistication, at the dead feminists. It is the joke that Freudian thought played on living women, twisting the memory of the feminists into the man-eating phantom of the feminine mystique, shriveling the very wish to be more than just a wife and mother.
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Sayings about Betty Friedan: By now, abortion should be obsolete. And I - and probably a lot of other feminists - wish it were obsolete, because abortion, in itself, is not a value - it is simply the right to chose, which is an essential value.
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Saying about Betty Friedan: I didn't want to be in a situation where I was broader than the boys, which I was, in the academic world.
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Betty Friedan Quotes: Over and over again, stories in women's magazines insist that women can know fulfillment only at the moment of giving birth to a child. They deny the years when she can no longer look forward to giving birth, even if she repeats the act over and over again. In the feminine mystique, there is no other way for a woman to dream of creation or of the future. There is no other way she can even dream about herself, except as her children's mother, her husband's wife.
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Betty Friedan Quote: I'm against suppression of pornography. If you suppress guns - yes; if you want to suppress poverty - yes. These are the obscenities, the real brutalization of people. I am almost more outraged by ads for blue jeans or cars that sort of blatantly depict women not only as sex objects, but women that look younger than the age of consent, looking like they've just been raped or asking to be raped-utterly passive sex objects.
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Quotes about Betty Friedan: I understood somehow my mother's frustration. And that it was no good not only for her, but for her children or her husband, that she didn't have a real use of her ability.
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Quote about Betty Friedan: There's no question that the black middle class has benefited greatly by the civil rights movement. But there is a large black underclass that does not have access to jobs. If there's no clear road to income and status except crime, we should expect social problems. You can't solve this problem without addressing the economic issues, and the same is true with gender.
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Betty Friedan Sayings: What had really caused the women's movement was the additional years of human life. At the turn of the century women's life expectancy was forty-six; now it was nearly eighty. Our groping sense that we couldn't live all those years in terms of motherhood alone was
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Betty Friedan Saying: It was the era that I later analyzed, the
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Sayings about Betty Friedan: Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women's denigration of themselves.
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Saying about Betty Friedan: If I were a man, I would strenuously object to the assumption that women have any moral or spiritual superiority as a class.
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Betty Friedan Quotes: American women were frustrated in just the role of housewife - but they also managed to enlarge it. And they weren't just housewives, they were community leaders.
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Betty Friedan Quote: If divorce has increased by one thousand percent, don't blame the women's movement. Blame the obsolete sex roles on which our marriages were based.
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