Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Feminism and the Legacy of Betty Freidan
St. Anne's Public House releases occasional podcasts dealing with contemporary issues. In their latest offering, Rebecca Stuart reviews the late Betty Freidan's The Feminine Mystique and significance of Freidan's feminist advocacy on American culture (in MP3 format). While this was recorded before Freidan's death, it seems all the more relevant in understanding her legacy in the feminist movement.Betty Freidan was a woman who sought to change what she saw as an inferior existence. Unfortunately, instead of turning to the One who restores relationships and brings true happiness and contentment, she vainly strove for these things in political activism and cultural transformation. I pray that women will not take the same fruitless path Freidan did; rather, that they will find truefulfillmentt in Jesus Christ.