Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Betty Friedan

[T]he problems for women are not just American; they are global. Betty Friedan spoke of the problem that has no name when she wrote about the American housewife’s unhappiness. . . . Many women around the world still live in a culture that does not allow them to speak of what is wrong with their situation, whether it has a name or not. They cannot speak up about rape, genital mutilation, abuse, objectification, harassment, arranged marriage, low pay, poverty. 

Both men and women can speak out for those who feel too endangered to do so themselves. This is what feminism is.”

—Liza Donnelly, writer, “On The 50th Anniversary of ‘The Feminine Mystique,’ Is There Still A ‘Problem That Has No Name?’” Forbes, Feb. 18, 2013
Video Roundtable: Gail Collins and “The Feminine Mystique, 50 Years Later, The New York Times, Feb. 12, 2013 

• Editorial Comment: Sounds a lot like common sense and human compassion.

Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from former Vice President Dick Cheney, on complaining about the press? Click here.

News from USU’s award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café
• NEXT WEEK! CNN’s Jessica Ravitz comes to USU for Morris Media & Society Lecture on March 27 
Providence residents ask why change west end of 200 South? by Paul Christiansen
50¢ more for Aggie Blue Bikes, but fee board rejects other requests, by Kyle Heywood 
Banquet-goers go hungry to raise awareness, combat poverty, by McCall Bulloch 
School assembly morphs into surprise rock concert with a message, by Jessica Sonderegger
Aggie TV News (2/12/13)—Reaction to Pope retirement, $3M gift, weather & sports, anchored by Emily Landeen and Kelton Wells 
Lights out? Cause of campus power outage still unclear, by Shayna Marcure
Graphic design professor Alan Hashimoto dies in department office

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