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Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Loretta "Letty" Cottin Pogrebin (born June 9, 1939) is an American author, journalist, lecturer, and social activist. She earned a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University in English and American literature, and worked for the publishing company Bernard Geis Associates as their director of publicity and later their vice president. She also wrote a column for Ladies Home Journal called “The Working Woman," and was an editorial consultant for the TV special Free to Be... You and Me (as well as for the album and book associated with it) for which she earned an Emmy.

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Housework is the only activity at which men are allowed to be consistently inept because they are th ...

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We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters' lengthening flight.

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As the mother of a son, I do not accept that alienation from me is necessary for his discovery of hi ...

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Why hope to live a long life if we're only going to fill it with self-absorption, body maintenance a ...

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The risk for a woman who considers her helpless children her "job" is that the children's growth tow ...

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When a family is free of abuse and oppression, it can be the place where we share our deepest secret ...

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To me, a person's identity is composed of both an 'I' and a 'we.' The 'I' finds itself in love, work ...

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Work-family conflicts--the trade-offs of your money or your life, your job or your child--would not ...

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If family violence teaches children that might makes right at home, how will we hope to cure the fut ...

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I want to visit Memory Lane, I don't want to live there.

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Much is made of the accelerating brutality of young people's crimes, but rarely does our concern for ...

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I feel about mothers the way I feel about dimples: because I do not have one myself, I notice everyo ...

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The politics of the family are the politics of a nation. Just as the authoritarian family is the aut ...

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Like plowing, housework makes the ground ready for the germination of family life. The kids will not ...

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