Betty Friedan's Analysis of "Occupation: Housewife"
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"The Problem That Has No Name," Then and Now | Jewish Women's Archive
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Share this: Twitter Facebook. Like this: Like Loading Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here In her book, Friedan spoke of the slow inexorable growth of what she called the "feminine mystique," beginning at the end of World War II. In the s, women had begun to shed old Victorian values, with independent careers and lives.
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During World War II, as millions of men went into the service, women took over many of the male-dominant careers, filling in important roles which still needed doing. They worked in factories and as nurses, played baseball, repaired planes, and performed clerical work. After the war, the men returned, and the women gave up those roles.
Instead, said Friedan, women of the s and s were defined as the cherished and self-perpetuating core of contemporary American culture. They had no thought for the unfeminine problems of the world outside the home; they wanted the men to make the major decisions.
They gloried in their role as women, and wrote proudly on the census blank: 'Occupation: housewife. The Feminine Mystique implicated women's magazines, other media, corporations, schools, and various institutions in U. Unfortunately, in real life it was common to find that women were unhappy because their choices were limited and they were expected to make a "career" out of being housewives and mothers, excluding all other pursuits.
According to Betty Friedan, the so-called feminine image benefited advertisers and big corporations far more than it helped families and children, let alone the women playing the "role. In The Feminine Mystique , Betty Friedan analyzed the problem that has no name and offered some solutions. Betty Friedan's vision of a truly happy, productive society would allow men and women to become educated, work and use their talents.
When women ignored their potential, the result was not just an inefficient society but also widespread unhappiness, including depression and suicide.
What Is the Problem That Has No Name?
These, among other symptoms, were serious effects caused by the problem that had no name. To come to her conclusion, Friedan compared short story fiction and nonfiction from various magainzes of the postwar era, from the late s to the late s. What she saw was that the change was a gradual one, with independence becoming less and less glorified. Historian Joanne Meyerowitz, writing 30 years later, saw Friedan as part of the changes that were discernible in the literature of the day.
In the s, right after the war, most articles focused on motherhood, marriage, and housewifery, as the "most soul-satisfying career that any woman could espouse," what Meyerowitz believes was in part a response to fears of family breakdown. But by the s, there were fewer such articles, and more identifying independence as a positive role for women.