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toby

That's just silly. Maybe in your world all women are mind-numbed robots, but I suspect most real women who lived through those years would laugh outright at the above characterization of them. Certainly most of the ones I know would.

The 8008 was: Blinky lights WAS: The SR71 Blackbird was designed ENTIRELYwith slide rules 600
The ones I knew wouldn't find it funny at all. They'ld get peeed off and put her...

Yes, the symptoms he describes are those of a leisure clbutt (a consequence of relative economic prosperity and wide availability of electrical appliances) with too little to do. That certainly didn't describe women in the lower clbuttes. Friedan herself had a friggin' maid to cook, clean house and watch her kids at the time period she was writing about.

Which is just moonbattery. It was hardly new or radical, it was just a pendulum swinging back from one war-time extreme to something closer to pre-war conditions, and then of course it swung back again later on.

You sound like any number of soft-skulled, fuzzy-brained left-leaning types I knew in college. Just the type to lap up Friedan's stuff, since she was pretty much a communist (she wasn't a "card-carrying member" only because her application to join the CPUSA in 1944 was turned down).

Good criticism of her work can be found here:

--Larry


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