walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
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Friedan on Suburban Psychosis

location 4426ish in the kindle edition:

""You'd be surprised at the number of these happy suburban wives who simply go berserk one night, and run shrieking through the street without any clothes on," said the local doctor, not a psychiatrist, who had been called in, in such emergencies."

The next sentence is yet another more negative than neutral remark about breastfeeding, which I'm starting to find somewhat annoying. However, I did think the doctor's comment was hilariously funny, albeit probably somewhat tragic to the persons involved (hey, it's been 50 years, give or take; we're allowed to laugh now, right?).
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