US feminist Betty Friedan
caused a furore by publishing The Feminine Mystique, an examination of the way that women's lives are cramped by socially accepted ideals of femininity.
13 June 2005
The week after winning the Orange Prize for Fiction with her novelWe Need to Talk about Kevin, Lionel Shriver
contributed a thoughtful piece to the Guardian about how women in competitive situations differ from men.
Shriver, Lionel. “’I acted like a man—and prepared for victory’”. Guardian Unlimited Books.
Shriver, Lionel. “There But For The”. Financial Times.