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19/02/1963 "The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Friedan is published

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50 Years of The Feminine Mystique: Melissa Harris-Perry

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50 Years of The Feminine Mystique: Stephanie Coontz

The Feminine Mystique is a book written by Betty Friedan which is widely credited with sparking the beginning of second-wave feminism in the United States. It was published by W. W. Norton. Friedan challenged the widely shared belief in the 1950s that "fulfillment as a woman had only one definition for American women after 1949—the housewife-mother."
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