Monday, November 14, 2016

the feminine mystique

  • the only way for a woman, as for a man, to find herself, to know herself as a person, is by creative work of her own.
  • women who do not look for jobs equal to their actual capacity, who do not let themselves develop the lifetime interests and goals which require serious education and training, who take a job just to kill extra time are walking to a nonexistent future, just as the ones who stay inside the housewife trap
  • a job or work she can take seriously as part of a life plan, work in which she can grow as part of society (not necessary a real job or career)
  • find identity only in work that is of value to society; work for which our society pays
  • being paid implies a definite commitment
  • for a woman of intelligence, community work/service is not enough
  • need to have some ultimate objective, long-term goals to keep you going
  • community activities are short-term goals, you do a project, it's done; then you have to hunt for another one

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