Any history buffs out there? If so, here’s a free three-minute history lesson on the 1950s. After three decades of devastation (World War I, World War II, and the Great Depression), all people wanted was a little normalcy. Add to that brand-new mass media, and you were left with consumerism galore:
Tupperware! Ovens! Floor wax! Electric washers! Vacuums! Polyester! . . .
The message of womanhood in the 1950? You’ll be happy when you have your stuff.
No wonder Betty Friedan reacted against that message when she asked what would bring women happiness and fulfillment! She asked the right question, but came up with the wrong answer. Hear about her biggest regret at the end of her life on this video, and you’ll know what I mean.
What stands out to you from this clip? Are you living the 1950s lie that stuff will make you happy? What do you think the right answer is to Betty Friedan’s good question? What will bring women happiness and fulfillment?
Each Thursday, we’re featuring a short video from the True Woman 101: Divine Design series here on the blog. These are clips you won’t find on the True Woman 101 DVD, but they're simply too good not to share with you! (Watch the final twenty-three-minute video for week six, “Hear Me Roar,” here.)