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Andrea Peto on Christian-Conservative Motherhood Ideals

The cost of fulfilling the Christian-Conservative motherhood and female principles advocated by leading politicians is no lower today than it was in Friedan’s time: the end for most women is depression and hopeless financial dependence, our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto said to Qubit, a Hungarian news portal.

The article analyzes Betty Friedan’s book, Feminine Mystique, originally published in 1963 but translated to Hungarian only now, but also touches upon the Communist times in Hungary. The communist regime needed many things, but not woman who stood up for her own thoughts and independence, said Andrea Peto who thinks that the importance of this book can be huge in today’s Hungary.

Read the full article (in Hungarian) here.