The Reinstatement of Women’s Femininity through the Elimination of the Feminine Mystique as Represented in Moms’ Night Out (2014)

Desi Nursita Ratnasari


Betty Friedan’s 1963 book The Feminine Mystique, features in 2014’s movie entitled Moms’ Night Out as a prominent representation of a stay-at-home mother in 21st century. Friedan’s book is a crucial link for the women’s movement developing policies to make better life for women. It depicts ‘the problem that has no name’ and women’s struggle of identity crisis. This article analyzes how the movie Moms’ Night Out undermine the conception of The Feminine Mystique in a series of effects and affects between the book and the representation of the stay-at-home mother to assert the dominant ideology of femininity.

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