This is written from the daughter Rebecca’s perspective, of course, but she does appear to be a strong, intelligent, and loving woman who has her priorities straight. Her mother, Alice, appears to be a liberal and feminist who bought the propaganda entirely and refuses to recognize the damage it does.
The problem in this case is that the mother didn’t so much buy the propaganda as create it. Her entire generation of feminists = Walker, Steinem, et al - are among the most pathetic creatures ever to have walked the face of the earth. Fortunately (for them at least) they don’t get that.