*SMLR-Net, the source of selected news on labor and employment relations and human resource management** * Title: Feminism’s Next Act Date: Feb. 18, 2013 Source: New York Times
*Summary: I*n 1963, Betty Friedan’s book “The Feminine Mystique” challenged the notion of the “happy housewife,” and helped lead to a new age of feminismhttp://womenshistory.about.com/od/feminism-second-wave/1960s-And-1970s-Feminism.htmin which women fought for equal rights. But women today are still dealinghttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/opinion/sunday/why-gender-equality-stalled.html?hp&_r=0with issues like equality at the executive levelhttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/opinion/sunday/kristof-shes-rarely-the-boss.html, equal payhttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/business/to-solve-the-gender-wage-gap-learn-to-speak-up.html, violencehttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/13/us/politics/senate-votes-to-expand-domestic-violence-act.htmland work-life balancehttp://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/07/why-women-still-cant-have-it-all/309020/. Fifty years afterhttp://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/02/12/if-women-can-have-it-all-why-are-they-still-angryFriedan stirred women’s consciousness, what should the feminist movement be focusing on now?
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