I just saw this book The Feminine Mistake: Are We Giving Up Too Much? while browsing at Borders in my lunch break. I read the Prologue which contains a well-written story of the metamorphosis of three generations of women from housewife to professional.
Leslie Bennetts' grand mother is a traditional housewife. In the 1930s her husband leaves her and Leslie Bennetts' mother joins the workforce to support her mother because her husband refuses to do so. Leslie Bennetts reads Feminine Mystique and goes into publishing and sheds any vestiges of domesticity her mother still harbored.
This well-written section proves what I have been writing in this blog as the historical trajectory of sisterhood.
Please note how Leslie Bennetts perceives her grand mother. She doesn't realize that her grandmother represents an important stage in the liberation of women from slavery. As I wrote in Women's Independence Day women in the antiquity were slaves and they were confined to the kitchen. Women's first war of independence was conquering the household. This war lasted about a thousand years but women finally became the masters of the house.
The husband was the master of the house. Women fought and won the mastery of the house. Women was so successful that men did not even realize what they lost.
Leslie Bennetts' grandmother was proud of this victory. Her husband did not fulfill his part of the contract and helped the emancipation of women.
One more proof that women are moving full speed ahead toward the enslavement of men in the near future. If anyone has read the book I would like to hear from you. Please leave a comment. This is exciting!