By Toni M. Calasanti
This quantity of unique chapters is designed to deliver cognizance to a overlooked quarter of feminist scholarship - getting older. After numerous a long time of feminist reviews we're now good expert of the complicated ways in which gender shapes the lives of ladies and males. equally, we all know extra approximately how gendered strength kin interface with race and ethnicity, type and sexual orientation. severe theorizing of previous age and age family to gender represents the following frontier of feminist scholarship. during this quantity, major nationwide and foreign feminist students of getting older take first steps during this path, illuminating how age relatives engage with different social inequalities, fairly gender. In doing so, the authors problem and rework feminist scholarship and lots of taken with no consideration thoughts in gender studies.
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Above all,” Friedan concludes in Life So Far, “I began to feel an aversion to any and all political dogma that didn’t seem to come from real life. 73, emphasis hers). Increasingly, what seemed to resonate with Friedan’s “real life” was psychology, particularly developmental psychology, which she studied at Smith and Berkeley. Friedan largely credits her college education for the courage to research and write The Feminine Mystique, although she never acquired an advanced degree. It is apparent, too, in The Fountain of Age and her autobiography, that Friedan’s training in psychology had a lifelong influence.
Although she acknowledges this resistance, she is not able to overcome it in her autobiography, published when she was eighty, or in subsequent interviews. Through my comparative analysis of Friedan’s two major works, with supplementary reference to her autobiography and two biographies, I will show that her inability to “face age” in all its complexity and multiplicity remains an unresolved identity issue, not just for Friedan but for most feminists at the turn of the twentyfirst century. It represents a basic unwillingness to face a crisis comparable to the one Friedan described in The Feminine Mystique.
After college, Friedan worked as a reporter for the Federated Press, a leftist news service, for which she wrote stories “promoting unions, exposing and opposing corporate exploitation, denouncing racism and sexism” (Boucher 2003: 3). Friedan later took a job for the newsletter of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America, for which she wrote a pamphlet denouncing the exploitation of women workers and arguing equal pay for equal work. She extended this argument in a second pamphlet, written in 1953, called “Women Fight for a Better Life!
Age matters : realigning feminist thinking by Toni M. Calasanti