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The Feminine Mystique - Chapter 7, The Sex Directed Educators Summary & Analysis

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The change in education went unnoticed for many years by older educators. These educators had hopes for higher education for women that were reflected in the fact that more women than ever were enrolled in college. At the same time, fewer women were preparing for careers as women had in the past. Two out of three girls were dropping out to get married. The girls remaining showed no ambition other than becoming a suburban wife and mother. Professors found women to be incapable of any ambition other than a diamond ring.

Women's resistance to higher education began to show in statistics. Some women's colleges went out of business. Friedan saw this change when she returned to her college to stay in the dorms and interview the girls. She saw it as she interviewed girls from colleges across the country. Professors told her the girls are bright, but do not allow...

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