Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Confined to the home, a child among her children, passive, no part of her existence under her control, a woman could only exist by pleasing man…Even if man loved her as a child, a doll, a decoration; even if he gave her rubies, satin, velvets; even if she was warm in her house, safe with her children, would she not yearn for something more?
Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique

Confined to the home, a child among her children, passive, no part of her existence under her control, a woman could only exist by pleasing man…Even if man loved her as a child, a doll, a decoration; even if he gave her rubies, satin, velvets; even if she was warm in her house, safe with her children, would she not yearn for something more?

Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique

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