Views of American Female Identity in the Sixties and Seventies
Views of female identity in the U.S.in the sixties and seventies
In the sixties and seventies, a feminist movement emerged in the U.S.
that challenged women's status in the family and in the workforce.
Betty Friedan was the voice of those voiceless women whose life was limited to nursing babies, socializing children and doing housework.
She did not agree, however, with radical feminists whom she urged not to fight against men and not to go too far in their claims for equality.
Social scientists and women novelists offer different views for understanding the family.
Sociologists believe women have to leave the work world to men in order to maintain family stability.
Women novelists think differently and create women in search of self-esteem and identity through economic independence and mental health
Khedija Arfaoui is an academic, independent researcher, feminist, and former English instructor.
A long time actor and leader in Tunisian civil society, she has lectured and written widely on human rights and women’s issues.
She has been a frequent workshop leader at home and abroad.