Essay on Woman's Civil Right
The speech ”A Women’s Civil Right” was written in 1969 and the feminist author Betty Friedan delivered it. Betty Friedan was a proponent of the modern women’s movement and claimed that women in 1969 and onwards should not be trapped in the stereotypical housewife role. Friedan was convinces that social barriers in the society kept women imprisoned in “the housewife trap”. She wanted women to have better career opportunities, introduce equality with men and to eliminate the illusion of “the happy housewife”. This specific speech announces that abortion should be a part of a women’s civil right.
Betty Friedan singles out women to be the invisible minority in America. The invisible women in the American society …show more content…
Betty Friedan compares the women with a cancer-cell to create the feeling of anger. She uses imagery to produce a picture of a mother’s unendurable life in America in 1969. Women are to dependent on their husband and children like a cancer cell is to another cell. They are oppressed creatures, who have been taking their inner violence, frustrations and mental disorders out on themselves and their husband and children: “Perhaps it is the least understood fact of American political life: the enormous buried