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by Betty FRIEDAN


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Friedan dissects the clichés of senility and impairment to reveal a multitude of joys and options that actually exist in the continuum of life she calls the 'Third Ag. " - - Chicago Tribune.

Only 20 left in stock (more on the way). Friedan dissects the clichés of senility and impairment to reveal a multitude of joys and options that actually exist in the continuum of life she calls the 'Third Ag. A founder of NOW and a vanguard leader of the Women's Movement, Betty Friedan was the author of The Feminine Mystique, It Changed My Life, The Second Stage, Beyond Gender, and The Fountain of Age. She taught at Northwestern University, Yale, Temple, Harvard, and USC. She died in 2006.

Friedan published six books. Her other books include The Second Stage, It Changed My Life: Writings on the Women's Movement, Beyond Gender and The Fountain of Age. Her autobiography, Life so Far, was published in 2000. She supported the concept that abortion is a woman's choice, that it shouldn't be a crime or exclusively a doctor's choice or anyone else involved, and helped form NARAL (now NARAL Pro-Choice America) at a time when Planned Parenthood wasn't yet supportive. Alleged death threats against her speaking on abortion led to the cancellation of two events

In 1963, Betty Friedan's transcendent work, The Feminine Mystique .

In 1963, Betty Friedan's transcendent work, The Feminine Mystique, changed forever the way women thought about themselves and the way society thought about women. In 1993, with The Fountain of Age, Friedan changes forever the way all of us, men and women, think about ourselves as we grow older and the way society thinks about aging. Struggling to hold on to the illusion of youth, we have denied the reality and evaded the new triumphs of growing older.

In 1982, Betty Friedan published The Second Stage, which sought to help women wrestling with the demands of work . While in her seventies, Friedan explored the later stages of a woman’s life in The Fountain of Age (1993).

In 1982, Betty Friedan published The Second Stage, which sought to help women wrestling with the demands of work and home. It seemed to be a more moderate feminist position than her earlier work. Betty Friedan died of heart failure on February 4, 2006, in Washington, . She is remembered as one of the leading voices of the feminist and women’s rights movement of the twentieth century.

Betty Friedan had not only contributed much to the birth of feminism in America, she had nurtured it intellectually .

Betty Friedan had not only contributed much to the birth of feminism in America, she had nurtured it intellectually, helping bring it to what she later wrote of as its second stage. When we did today’s program a dozen years ago, Time magazine had written that her new book, The Fountain of Age, would, Do for the image of older people what she did to dispel the feminine mystique. Friedan: I don’t’ agree with you. I mean, The Fountain of Age is a very deliberate title because the fountain of youth denies the possibility of age. You cannot be young again.

Fountain of Age book. It demolishes those myths that have constrained us for too long and offers compelling alternatives for living one's age as a unique, exuberant time of life, on its own authentic terms.

Friedan’s Fountain of Age, published in 1993, defined and decried the age mystique, much as Friedan’s first book had attacked the feminine mystique. The age mystique is one in which age is perceived only as decline or deterioration from youth, and its victims are rendered helpless, childlike and deprived of human identity or activities, so that they don’t remind us of ourselves. In her book, she admitted to her own denial and fear of age as she attempted to overturn the tendency of experts to treat age only in terms of pathology. Instead, she saw aging as yet another stage for growth,.

Feminist crusader and author Betty Friedan dies at age 85; her first book The Feminine . The Feminine Mystique" made Ms. Friedan world famous.

Feminist crusader and author Betty Friedan dies at age 85; her first book The Feminine Mystique ignited feminist cause in 1963 with impassioned but clear-eyed analysis of issues that affected women's lives in years after World War II; helped found National Organization for Women in 1966; photos (L. It also made her one of the chief architects of the women's liberation movement of the late 1960's and afterward, a sweeping social upheaval that harked back to the suffrage campaigns of the turn of the century and would be called feminism's second wave.

Betty Friedan launches a new revolution with this powerful, bestselling book breaking through the American mystique of aging as decline. Through hundreds of interviews, Friedan confronts our denial and demolishes society's compassionate contempt-to offer a vision of what can be embraced.

A book that explodes the myths of aging-just as, 30 years ago, Friedan exploded the mirage of the contented housewife. American women's lives changed forever with The Feminine Mystique-and this challenging exploration of aging may do the same for the skyrocketing population of men and women who have hit 60 and can anticipate 20 or 30 more years of living.

The author of the ground-breaking work, The Feminine Mystique, tackles the meaning of age and aging in contemporary society, for both men and women. 250,000 first printing. BOMC Feat Alt. QPB Split Main. First serial, Time. Tour.

Comments: (7)

Qus
This book is very well worth the read. I learned more and was more challenged in the first third of the book. The final 2/3 dragged for me, including so very many personal anecdotes, like the day-by-day account of her Outward Bound program. In spite of the fact Ms. Friedan's biases show through so clearly, and that some of it was tedious reading, I still think it is one of the best books about aging out there - because it challenges preconceptions and myths. One of the premises I enjoyed most was Ms Friedan's concept that the years after 70 or so are basically uncharted territory, since only recently has life expectancy been extended beyond this age - humankind doesn't really know what the developmental stages of aging are, or what tasks we can accomplish in our later years
Gagas
This book is a statement on how we need to view aging in terms other than "decline" and "worthlessness". Friedan shows how many people going into their sixth decade, and beyond, develop fruitful lives. I especially liked that people may move into their most creative periods.
ℓo√ﻉ
The Fountain of Age brings to light the topics of aging, such as what to do to stay involved, in what kind of surroundings does one want to live there 3rd and 4th chapters of their lives.
Friedan discovers the much needed topic of aging while giving a new paradigm- not all is doom and gloom.
I loved the in depth discussion and narratives.
A wonderful book for book groups!
Iell
What a surprise! I'd read a review, then I ordered this book and it came in large print! Friedan studied aging, among her many interests, and I look forward to finishing this weighty tome, my Christmas gift to myself. By Sandra
Fearlesshunter
Im still reading it (I tend to read several books at one time). I find it very encouraging.
Mr.Twister
I enjoy reading Betty Friedan and she offers a lot of information which I haven't read anywhere else. Her non-medical approach appeals to me.
Briciraz
I was disappointed that the product was abridged. The tape was very good, but I wanted the entire book.
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The Fountain of Age download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Betty FRIEDAN
ISBN: 0224035584
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (1993)
Pages: 654 pages