Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The Feminine Minority: A Brief History of Feminism and the Modern Woman
Several months ago, when I wanted to figure out why attitudes have changed toward the stay-at-home mom over the years and how modern feminist attitudes have infiltrated our society without us even noticing, I pulled out my old notes from a women's history class to look up a few things. I'd also recently been on LAF/Beautiful Womanhood and saw The Feminine Minority: A Brief History of Feminism and the Modern Woman. Rather than reading through my pages and pages of hand-written class notes, I thought I'd just get the printed book.
I started the book and realized I disagreed with a lot of what she said: the Enlightenment, education, the vote, equal pay, easier divorce, and dating (her slant is against those things to an extent, so I felt like a real liberal). She did bring up many surprising and important quotes, and the book was well-written and interesting, but I just didn't agree with so much of it.