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Today on Your Call: 50 years after 'The Feminine Mystique,' how far have we come?



On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the impact of Betty Friedan’s groundbreaking book on generations of women. It is credited with igniting the second wave of the feminist movement of the 1960s. What has changed since then? Join us at 10am PT or leave a comment here. What are women’s issues today? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Stephanie Coontz, faculty member at Evergreen State College and author of A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s

Leslie Bell, sociologist and psychotherapist who specializes in women's development and sexuality, author of Hard to Get: Twenty-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom

Web Resources:

Guardian: Feminists can be sexy and funny – but it's anger that changes the world

NY Times: Why Gender Equality Stalled

NY Times: The Myth of Male Decline