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On International Women’s Day, a quick look at Newsweek of past—back when the concept of “Young Wives With Brains” warranted a cover story. Fifty years later, We tracked down one of the women featured in that original piece.
On suburban housewivery. “Being a mother and a housewife was an enormously challenging job, but it could be quite lonesome. Sure, we ran big houses, big budgets, active lives, but it wasn’t intellectually as challenging.”
On education. “After college, I applied to Columbia Law School, and was planning to go. But when I met with the dean and told him I wanted to work with affordable housing, he said, ‘You don’t need a law degree for that.’ I think the feeling was, ‘Why take up a man’s spot?’”
Also: see our gallery of Women’s History on Newsweek covers.

Hey, I remember that gallery!  :)  A great project from the formidable ladies of Newsweek, who I miss!
Mar 8, 2011 / 131 notes

newsweek:

On International Women’s Day, a quick look at Newsweek of past—back when the concept of “Young Wives With Brains” warranted a cover story. Fifty years later, We tracked down one of the women featured in that original piece.

On suburban housewivery. “Being a mother and a housewife was an enormously challenging job, but it could be quite lonesome. Sure, we ran big houses, big budgets, active lives, but it wasn’t intellectually as challenging.”

On education. “After college, I applied to Columbia Law School, and was planning to go. But when I met with the dean and told him I wanted to work with affordable housing, he said, ‘You don’t need a law degree for that.’ I think the feeling was, ‘Why take up a man’s spot?’”

Also: see our gallery of Women’s History on Newsweek covers.

Hey, I remember that gallery!  :)  A great project from the formidable ladies of Newsweek, who I miss!

Source: thedailybeast.com

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