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Boston University Arts & Sciences
CAS News March 7, 2013
The Feminine Mystique, 50 Years Later

When Betty Friedan identified “the problem that has no name”—the widespread unhappiness that afflicted well-educated homemakers who seemed to have it all in the 1950s and 1960s—she touched a nerve of recognition among women across America, and set off a firestorm of debate that was crucial in giving rise to the feminist movement. On February 12, a panel of scholars, including three CAS alumnae and Dean Virginia Sapiro, addressed a large audience in the School of Management Auditorium in a critical exploration of the book and its legacy. Watch the video

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