The Feminine Mystique

What is the author's tone in The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan?

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Friedan's tone, or attitude toward her subject matter, is assertive in The Feminine Mystique. Although she relies on an overwhelming variety of sources to back up her assertions, her word choice clearly conveys her anger at the various agents of the feminine mystique that have helped to oppress women. For example, when she is discussing the uninformed content of one of the women's magazines in the early 1960s, she notes that the "big, pretty magazine" is "fluffy and feminine," even though it is aimed at many college-educated women.