Quotes of Betty Friedan

“ Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ Instead of fulfilling the promise of infinite orgasmic bliss, sex in the America of the feminine mystique is becoming a strangely joyless national compulsion, if not a contemptuous mockery. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ Each suburban wife struggles with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question 'Is this all? ”

- Betty Friedan

“ You can have it all, just not all at the same time. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ A woman today who has no goal, no purpose, no ambition patterning her days into the future, making her stretch and grow beyond that small score of years in which her body can fill its biological function, is committing a kind of suicide. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ Woman's sexual problems are, in this sense, byproducts of the suppression of her basic need to grow and fulfill her potentialities as a human being, potentialities which the mystique of feminine fulfillment ignores. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ A woman today who has no goal, no purpose, no ambition patterning her days into the future, making her stretch and grow beyond that small score of years in which her body can fill its biological function, is committing a kind of suicide. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ Woman's sexual problems are, in this sense, byproducts of the suppression of her basic need to grow and fulfill her potentialities as a human being, potentialities which the mystique of feminine fulfillment ignores. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ Neither woman nor man lives by work, or love, alone…The human self defines itself and grows through love AND work: All psychology before and after Freud boils down to that. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ Instead of fulfilling the promise of infinite orgasmic bliss, sex in the America of the feminine mystique is becoming a strangely joyless national compulsion, if not a contemptuous mockery. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women's denigration of themselves. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ Instead of fulfilling the promise of infinite orgasmic bliss, sex in the America of the feminine mystique is becoming a strangely joyless national compulsion, if not a contemptuous mockery. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ It is easier to live life through someone else than to become complete yourself. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ A woman is handicapped by her sex, and handicaps society, either by slavishly copying the pattern of man's advance in the professions, or by refusing to compete with man at all. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ The suburban housewife — she was the dream image of the young American women and the envy, it was said, of women all over the world. The American housewife — freed by science and labor-saving appliances from the drudgery, the dangers of childbirth, and the illnesses of her grandmother had found true feminine fulfillment. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ A woman is handicapped by her sex, and handicaps society, either by slavishly copying the pattern of man's advance in the professions, or by refusing to compete with man at all. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ Instead of fulfilling the promise of infinite orgasmic bliss, sex in the America of the feminine mystique is becoming a strangely joyless national compulsion, if not a contemptuous mockery. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ Instead of fulfilling the promise of infinite orgasmic bliss, sex in the America of the feminine mystique is becoming a strangely joyless national compulsion, if not a contemptuous mockery. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ The problem lay buried, unspoken for many years in the minds of American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered in the middle of the twentieth century in the United States. Each suburban housewife struggled with it alone… ”

- Betty Friedan

“ Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework — an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ The problem lay buried, unspoken for many years in the minds of American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered in the middle of the twentieth century in the United States. Each suburban housewife struggled with it alone… ”

- Betty Friedan

“ Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women's denigration of themselves. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women's denigration of themselves. ”

- Betty Friedan
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