monday: i worked on this series last week, starting with found magazine article on mental illness in the 1950s. it made me think how women were portrayed in that era and how behind the scenes, at home, in treatment and in hospitals there was so much abuse. 

If a woman had a problem in the 1950s and 1960s, she knew that something must be wrong with her marriage, or with herself . . . She was so ashamed to admit her dissatisfaction that she never knew how many other women shared it. If she tried to tell her husband, he didn’t understand what she was talking about. She did not really understand it herself.


betty friedan

author the feminist mystique