My twatter feed taught me 3 pretty valuable lessons today.
- Haaretz has a “This Day in Jewish History” section. That’s pretty exciting.
- Betty Friedan came out with the Feminine Mystique on February 19th
- There is no 3, but 2 valuable lessons sounds much less imposing.
On February 19, 1963 Betty Friedan published a book entitled the Feminine Mystique, a title which plays on the postwar idea that a woman’s role was in the home. With classic lesbian zest and vigor, she sought to debunk the theory that higher education was making ladies realllll cranky-like.
I just love making sandwiches.
This book is important to Jews because its another example of one of The People being smart and publishing books and stuff.
This book is important to Hipster Jews because lady rights are important. A lot of hipsters are ladies. A lot of hipsters like to fight gender norms. Everyone’s happy.
So mazel tov, Betty, even if it’s a little late. Thanks for being the voice of a generation. And not being Lena Dunham.