scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,038
1Betty Friedan Her Life 2Born February 4 1921 3 Betty was born at the beginning of the decade of change coincidentally one year after the 19th Amendment was passed giving women the right to vote The twenties were years of carefree living Women were cutting their hair shortening hemlines and driving now that the automobile was available Her parents Harry and Miriam Goldstein were very active in the jewish community and fairly wealthy Betty grew up priviledged with butlers and maids tending to her every need Despite all of this Betty did not have the most enjoyable childhood Growing up in a time when beauty was highly focused on Betty had a number of physical ailments She had bow legs and had to wear braces on them for three years Bronchitis affected her every winter which developed into asthma She could hardly see out of one eye and had to wear glasses and had crooked teeth Harry and Miriam placed high value on appearances which didnt agree with Betty She never kept her room clean and didnt care about dresses and things Her family members said she was too smart to be interested in ordinary things She was also her fathers favorite and he treated her like a son Unfortunately her and her mother clashed They were both controlling Miriam dominated Betty and Betty resented it a great deal In her early years Betty tried to measure herself to her mother and would always fall short It took her a few years to realize that the perfect image of motherhood along with beauty talent and strength was only a faade and something she never wanted to be From there she told herself that she would be more than a wife and mother Betty was eight years old when the depression hit The Goldsteins were never poor but all the
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA