Tele-Interview with Linda Hirshman

June 8, 2007

Why, forty years after The Feminine Mystique do men and women still assign the physical, repetitious – and unremunerated – jobs of housekeeping and childrearing almost entirely to women? What is the loss to society when it’s most accomplished women or the ones with the potential to be so, flee their jobs to mind the kids?  What is keeping all women from having equal access to the rewarding adult world that men live in?  Starting with the trend of educated women abandoning their careers to raise children, Hirshman shows that the real glass ceiling barring women from success in the workplace  is in their own homes.


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Why, forty years after The Feminine Mystique do men and women still assign the physical, repetitious – and unremunerated – jobs of housekeeping and childrearing almost entirely to women? What is the loss to society when it’s most accomplished women or the ones with the potential to be so, flee their jobs to mind the kids?  What is keeping all women from having equal access to the rewarding adult world that men live in?  Starting with the trend of educated women abandoning their careers to raise children, Hirshman shows that the real glass ceiling barring women from success in the workplace  is in their own homes.

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