Bachelor of Arts in English
James Tackach, Ph.D.
Second-wave feminism was a period of feminist activity in the United States that began in the early 1960s. Despite the stereotypical stylish, happy, pearl-wearing Mom who offers advice from the kitchen, many women during this time period were discontent with their lives. Both Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Adrienne Rich’s poetry confront the 1950s “happy woman” as a myth.
Preston, Kailyn, "The Myth of the Happy Woman in the 1950s: Lorraine Hansberry and Adrienne Rich" (2020). English Theses. 35.