Time Essay: How Women's Lib Looks to the Not-So-Mad Housewife

Career women and college girls have been far more active in the liberation movement than the housewives who long ago made their personal commitments "for better or for worse." But it is clear by now that many of them too, from time to time, are caught up by the cause. To capture the feelings of some of them, at least, TIME turned to Sue Kaufman, wife, mother, and author of Diary of a Mad Housewife, a novel (and later film) that early sounded the tocsin of domestic alarm.

SHE will admit, under slight pressure, that...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!