Domesticity Is a Prison For Women

Feminist Literature, 1964

Women feel unfulfilled as housewives. Because, society.

The battle-cry of bathroom fiction for middle-class women everywhere was humanist Betty Friedan’s 1964 bestseller “The Feminine Mystique”, which claimed women led lives of misery because of the way “society” expected them to reach peak happiness as housewives and mothers. Betty said she was beaten, then that she wasn’t. Nobody knows. She was married with kids.