She uses the metaphor of men and women being half human because of certain things holding them aback.
For example, Ã¢â¬Å"Men are not allowed to cry.Ã¢â¬ And Ã¢â¬Å"as women are only half-human, until we can go this next step forward.Ã¢â¬ This shows that women canÃ¢â¬â¢t feel whole or complete until she is equal with men.
Friedan says in the last paragraph Ã¢â¬Å"relate to each other in terms of all of the possible dimensions of our personalities Ã¢â¬â male and female, as comrades, as colleagues, as friends, as lovers.Ã¢â¬ Firstly she shows that they are separate as she disconnects by separating the genders, Ã¢â¬Å"male and femaleÃ¢â¬ .
However, she then describes both the male and female population together Ã¢â¬Å"as comradesÃ¢â¬ .
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