I'm going to assume the "drinking" is drinking alcohol, and not in a good way. I'm a little concerned that the ordinary socializing and/or playdates are regarded so negatively. What, we should let the pre-k'ers look after themselves? *shrug* TV gets a horrible rap, and who knows, maybe daytime TV in the early 1960s deserved that horrible reputation; it was before I was born so I don't really know.
But reading a book? You're going to class _that_ as "not using your abilities"? And this is after Friedan just gave a couple examples of women who are no longer "just housewives" because they've started _painting_ or taken up the _violin_ or are taking _one history course at a time_? Seriously?
I know, I take the reading thing quite seriously. But I am going to _shred_ this book when I review it. Not because the author failed to adequately cite people, but because she's unbelievably close-minded and judgmental, and I don't agree with her value system.