02/19 – The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine Mystique, a book that was considered "unpublishable" because "no one cares about feminism". (Abebooks) On this day in 1963, The Feminine Mystique was published in the United States. Written by activist Betty Friedan, the book criticised the concept of the "happy housewife" and the idea that women find ultimate fulfillment in childbirth, cooking,…