Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. She also serves as Co-Chair and Director of Public Education at the Council on Contemporary Families, a non-profit, nonpartisan association of family researchers and practitioners based at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
"Let's start by recognizing that the women's movement never told anybody that they could 'have it all.' That concept was the brainchild of advertising executives, not feminist activists. Feminism insists on women's right to make choices -- about whether to marry, whether to have children, whether to combine work and family or to focus on one over the other." - Stephanie Coontz
Published on Jan 22, 2013 To celebrate the 50th anniversary edition of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, Stephanie Coontz, author of A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s, discusses the impact of Friedan's work. To learn more about the book, now with an introduction by Gail Collins and an afterword by Anna Quindlen, click here: http://books.wwnorton.com/books/the-feminine-mystique/