Elizabeth Wright, Director of Women’s Advocacy and Written Communications at Young Women's Christian Association Knoxville, discusses The new feminist agenda: defining the next revolution for women, work, and family by Madeleine Kunin. (Recorded April 17, 2013)
The new feminist agenda
According to Kunin, progress is evident considering that women now comprise nearly 60 percent of college undergraduates and half of all medical and law students. They have entered the workforce in record numbers, making the two-wage-earner family the norm. But, Kunin says, combining a career and family turned out to be more complicated than expected. While women changed, social structures surrounding work and family remained static.
Looking back over five decades of advocacy, Kunin analyzes where progress stalled, looks at the successes of other countries, and charts the course for the next feminist revolution--one that mobilizes women, and men, to call for the kind of government and workplace policies that can improve the lives of women and strengthen their families.