Monday, September 26, 2016

timely article from NYT - Why Gender Equality Stalled

This article is from 2013 and is particularly fitting given the excerpt from Betty Friedan that you just read. You may want to read it over and consider how much has and has not changed...

The articles begins...
THIS week is the 50th anniversary of the publication of Betty Friedan’s international best seller, “The Feminine Mystique,” which has been widely credited with igniting the women’s movement of the 1960s.
And it gives us some depressing stats:
Between 1994 and 2004, the percentage of Americans preferring the male breadwinner/female homemaker family model actually rose to 40 percent from 34 percent. Between 1997 and 2007, the number of full-time working mothers who said they would prefer to work part time increased to 60 percent from 48 percent. In 1997, a quarter of stay-at-home mothers said full-time work would be ideal. By 2007, only 16 percent of stay-at-home mothers wanted to work full time.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/opinion/sunday/why-gender-equality-stalled.html?smid=pl-share
Finally, in recent years, I've started to stop paying attention to comments because they've become so awful, but you may want to read over some of them and see what you think... 

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