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This edition: Stephanie Coontz, author of "The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960's

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 3, 2011.

It’s been almost 50 years since Betty Friedan wrote “The Feminine Mystique,” forcing women to start re-examining their place in the world, their communities, and their families. Many of them were well educated, others less so, but they started to question whether cooking, cleaning, raising children and pleasing their mates would be the sum total of their lives. They may have had the vote, but by and large they didn’t feel empowered. Social historian Stephanie Coontz explores the lives of these women and the impact Freidan’s book had on them, with her new book, “A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960’s.” It’s just been published by Basic Books.

Guest List

  • Hope House NYC: Topeka Sam & Vanee Sykes
  • Sunday, April 22 - 9:30am
  • Monday, April 23 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, April 28 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, April 30 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Miao Wang  
  • Monday, April 30 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 2 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, May 5 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, May 6 - 9:30am
  • Monday, May 7 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 12 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, May 14 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Susan Rodriguez
  • Monday, April 2 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 4 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, April 7 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, April 8 - 9:30am
  • Monday, April 9 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, April 14 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, April 16 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Hope House NYC: Topeka Sam & Vanee Sykes
  • Saturday, March 24 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, March 25 - 9:30am
  • Monday, March 26 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, March 31 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, April 2 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Monday, April 16 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 18 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, April 21 - 8:00pm