Leaning Way In

Vintage Image of the "We can do it!" Rosie the Riveter Poster by J Howard Miller

For the last couple of months, I’ve been fully immersed in the production of a report for Congressional Quarterly Researcher, on the topic of women, work, and 50 years of the feminist movement. It’s a wide-ranging look at social, political and economic change, beginning with President Kennedy’s Commission on the Status of Women and Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique and extending to the Lean In phenomenon and Hanna Rosin’s amazing book The End of Men.

These projects are like journalism on steroids, and admittedly, even for its scope and size, I had to make difficult choices about glossing over issues I felt were important — particularly issues of race and class.

Read the full report.