Newsweek Asks Women: Are We There Yet?

March 29, 2010

  I'm reading a terrific new book -- Enlightened Sexism:  The Seductive Message That Feminism's Work is Done.  It's fascinating, fun and loaded with fresh analysis of the drumbeat of cultural and media pressure on young women to be both sex kitten and career driven.  Author Susan Douglas is Chair of the Department of Communications Studies at the University of Michigan.  That's my Alma Mater and I'm determined to meet Professor Douglas.

The book is mentioned in the currrent issue of Newsweek, which asks opens the Pandora's box of angst that young professional women are feeling today as they run smack into the reality of gender bias once they hit the workforce.   Feminism may be coming back in style.  Here are links to the Newsweek articles, both are excellent.

Are We There Yet?

Why Young Women Need Feminism 


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