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is more prevalent today than ever before. The article uses many statistics and factual data to convey this finding. For example, the article states that in 2007 only about 16 percent of stay-at- home mothers truly wanted to work full time (Coontz 2013). Women are acknowledging the fact that the opportunity to work, be independent, and be the main provider are more available but most are comfortable in letting the man be the provider. Since learning about the evolution of the roles of women in the family, it’s clear to see how this is a major step for them: feminist or not. Gender, like society, is changing every turn of the century. This article has shown that theories go back and forth trying to understand the concept of gender. 1
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They analyze the changes from feminism to post-modern to searching for other ways to study this fluxuating societal creation. Coontz used a sociologist approach in debating the relevance of the extreme feminism portrayed in Betty Friedan’s book. Word Count (without references): 326 References: Cherlin, Andrew. 2010. Public and Private Families: An Introduction . Sixth Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill. Coontz, Stephanie. 2013. “Why Gender Equality Stalled.” The New York Times. February 16. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/opinion/sunday/why-gender-equality-stalled.html 2
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