The Feminine Mystique


Betty Friedan

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The “Symbiosis” Concept Term Analysis

The “Symbiosis” Concept Quotes in The Feminine Mystique

The The Feminine Mystique quotes below are all either spoken by The “Symbiosis” Concept or refer to The “Symbiosis” Concept. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the W.W. Norton edition of The Feminine Mystique published in 1963.
Chapter 13 Quotes

In our society, love has customarily been defined, at least for women, as a complete merging of egos and a loss of separateness— “togetherness,” a giving up of individuality rather than a strengthening of it.

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Page Number: 323
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The “Symbiosis” Concept Term Timeline in The Feminine Mystique

The timeline below shows where the term The “Symbiosis” Concept appears in The Feminine Mystique. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 12: Progressive Dehumanization: The Comfortable Concentration Camp
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...Pop psychology had encouraged this fusion of mothers and children through the promotion of the “symbiosis” concept , which insisted that a mother’s constant loving care was necessary for a child’s emotional... (full context)