Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bringing Home and Frying up the Bacon: Home v. Work

My opening statement at The Legacy and Future of Feminism Conference at Harvard University on April 11th is up on my website. Here's a taste:

The subject of this panel is “Bringing Home and Frying up the Bacon: Home versus Work.” I am here to say that women have been poorly served by the way work and home balance has been framed. The trend of increasing educational attainment and labor force participation of married women began at the turn of the twentieth century, well before the modern feminist movement. The 1960-style feminism assigned a particular meaning to these trends and drove them into a very specific channel. In my view, this direction has been almost entirely destructive.

Find the rest here.

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