Category Archives: Gender Politics

Essay 2: Analyzing the Hypocrisy of Friedan

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Friedan criticizes theorists such as Margaret Mead for working within the framework set in place by Freudian psychology, which sets gender as destiny rather than a merely a matter of biology. She argues that by not challenging the notions of feebleness and envy that come with [this misinterpreted version of] Freud’s framework, such theorists are both accepting and legitimizing the

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Essay 1: Betty Friedan and the NOW Bill of Rights

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Click here to read the NOW Bill of Rights The political nullity that Friedan argues women have continually suffered can be best summarized in the introductory lines of the grievances presented at 1848’s Women’s Rights Convention: “He has compelled her to submit to laws in the formation of which she has no voice… he has made her, if married, in

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