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Remembering ‘The Total Woman’ Nearly Fifty Years Later

A best-selling book that taught women to submit to their husband and greet him in sexy costumes served as one formula for those rejecting the women’s movement

Morgan on the cover of TIME, featured on one of her subsequent books.

Nearly fifty years ago, in the wake of the Equal Rights Amendment’s passage through Congress, a book…




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Sarah Stankorb is a contributor to GEN. Other works in The Washington Post, Marie Claire, Glamour, O, and The Atlantic. @sarahstankorb

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