"Is the Feminine Mystique a Mistake?" is the question posed at the beginning of this 1966 edition of Maincurrents, hosted by Lee Graham.
-- Gloria Steinem, on the groundbreaking political career of Geraldine Ferraro
Moderator Lee Graham introduces the topic for discussion. When it comes to women there seem to be three schools of thought on how they can attain happiness: "the Feminine Mystique school of Betty Friedan," which prescribes a woman hold an outside job; a "demi-feminism school of Marion Saunders" which advocates domesticity with unpaid community work; and finally the Freudian school which insists a woman's place is in the home.