The Path from “Amazing Girl” to Stay-at-Home Mom

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On the Reproductive Rights Prof blog, I comment on the article by Sara Rimer in Sunday’s New York Times on so-called “amazing girls”:

Girls by the dozen who are high achieving, ambitious and confident (if not immune to the usual adolescent insecurities and meltdowns.) Girls who do everything: Varsity sports. Student government. Theater. Community service. Girls who have grown up learning they can do anything a boy can do, which is anything they want to do.

I’m particularly interested in the stark contrast between the messages these high-powered girls are given as teenagers and those they get later on as mothers.  

-Caitlin Borgmann

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