They're introduced to the work of feminist writer Betty Friedan
The musical is about what happens when a "rogue fairy godmother" shares Betty Friedan
's groundbreaking "The Feminine Mystique" with Cinderella, Snow White and other members of the fairy tale royals' book club.
Here are some news items for this week starting on Tuesday, the 56th anniversary of the publication of Betty Friedan
's "The Feminine Mystique."
Synopsis: A quirky, intelligent, and stylish review of the feminist movement, told through the stories of standout figures who have shaped it, "The Periodic Table of Feminism" by Marisa Bate (a professional journalist covering issues that impact women including sexism in the media, domestic violence, politics, current affairs, and pop culture) charts the impact of female leaders from Betty Friedan
and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Michelle Obama and Oprah.
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The Retooling of Betty Friedan
: The New Feminist Message?
The most striking thing is that only three of the 100 books were written by women Vindication of the Rights of Womenby Mary Wollstonecraft:The Second Sexby Simone de Baeuvoir andFeminine Mystiqueby Betty Friedan
. In 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft wrote in her book: "Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it and there will be an end to blind obedience but as blind obedience is ever sought by power, tyrants and sensualists are in the right when they endeavor to keep women in the dark because the former only wants slaves, and the latter a play thing.
A respected colleague of influential 20th century American figures such as Thurgood Marshall, Eleanor Roosevelt and Betty Friedan
, Murray played a pivotal role in breaking down barriers that led to watershed events such as the presidency of Barack Obama and the appointments of Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the U.S.
It details the role of television, music, film, literature, news reports, and the internet in changing public opinion about women and gender roles, describing specific TV shows, musicians, movies, books, women in news headlines (such as Margaret Sanger, Betty Friedan
, Dolores Huerta, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Gloria Steinem, Billie Jean King, and Angela Davis), and websites for organizations like Planned Parenthood, Ms.
Murray, the first African-American to get a law degree at Yale, helped Thurgood Marshall challenge segregation, pushed Betty Friedan
to found what became the National Organization for Women, and coined the "Jane Crow" theory, which Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg used to argue that the 14th Amendment protects people of color and women against discrimination.
I really hope that Betty Friedan
is rolling over in her grave right now.
Apos a publicacao do classico The Feminine Mystique--de Betty Friedan
(1971 ) --uma serie de criticas sobre a ideia da felicidade da dona de casa passa a habitar e capitanear o movimento feminista nos Estados Unidos.