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Would Betty Friedan be fighting for boys today? Nine Shift post!

Thu, May 16,2013 @ 09:26 AM
by William Draves |

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On the 50th anniversary of the Feminine MystiqueI am reading Friedan, the last great feminist, again.

In one chapter she wrote, "The proportion of women attending college in comparison with men dropped from 47 per cent in 1920 to 35 per cent in 1958."   That's what's happened to boys in the last 30 years. Almost the exact same percentages too.  The mother of boys, am thinking Betty might just be fighting for both women and boys today.

This post was written by William A. Draves, who authored "Nine Shift: Work, Life, and Education in the 21st Century" with Julie Coates. Their latest book is "Pedagogy of the 21st Century." This post originally appeared on the Nine Shift blog.

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