Housewives are mindless and thing-hungry… ; They are trapped in trivial domestic routine and meaningless busywork within a community that does not challenge their intelligence. Housework is peculiarly suited to the capabilities of feeble-minded girls; it can hardly use the abilities of a woman of average or normal human intelligence.”

Betty Freidan, author of The Feminist Mystique and who died on Saturday at the age of 85.

In blogging about her this morning, it occured to me that her view of homemaking is not too far off from the views of those who do not believe that women ought to attend college. Those people would argue that women needn’t be educated to work and minister in their homes and it appears that Freidan would agree. Any thoughts?

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