Women’s Power | Women’s Justice


On this Theme Thursday, we’re exploring the 1950’s woman and transitioning into the stereotypical “housewife.” The twenty-one-million copy bestseller-available again for a new generation of readers. Originally published in 1977, The Women’s Room was a novel that for the first time expressed the inner lives of women who left education and professional advancement behind to marry in the 1950’s, only to find themselves adrift and unable to support themselves after divorce in the 1970’s.

Some became destitute, a few went insane. But many went back to school in the heyday of the Women’s Liberation movement, and were swept up in the promise of equality for both sexes. Marilyn French’s characters represent this wide cross section of American women, and her wry and pointed voice gives depth and emotional intensity to this timeless book that remains controversial and completely relevant.” from Amazon.


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