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Published in 1963, Betty Friedan's powerful book, The Feminine Mystique, resonated with many American women of the era.
What was the central message of Friedan's book?
Since WWII, American women had adhered to the prescribed societal role of striving to become the ideal wife and mother.
American women had contributed so much to the war effort during WWII, yet received little, if any, recognition for such.
American women have been persistently discriminated against in both the realms of college admissions and entry-level corporate jobs.
Federal and state governments have purposely ignored women's groups' desires to allow both birth control and abortion rights.
American women are at fault for abandoning the women's rights movement in 1920 after suffrage was granted in 1920.