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Letty Cottin Pogrebin


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Letty Cottin Pogrebin (born June 9, 1939) is an American author, journalist, nationally-known lecturer, and social justice activist. Her tenth book, How to Be A Friend to A Friend Who’s Sick, will be published in April, 2013.

A co-founder with Gloria Steinem of Ms. Magazine, a mass market feminist alternative to traditional women’s media, Pogrebin also has contributed hundreds of ... more »

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  • As the mother of a son, I do not accept that alienation from me is necessary for his discovery of himself. As a woman, I will not cooperate in demeaning womanly things so that he can be proud to be a ...
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century), U.S. editor, writer. Family and Politics, ch. 5 (1983).
  • Like plowing, housework makes the ground ready for the germination of family life. The kids will not invite a teacher home if beer cans litter the living room. The family isn't likely to have breakfas...
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century), U.S. editor, writer. Family and Politics, ch. 7 (1983).
  • Like many another romance, the romance of the family turns sour when the money runs out. If we really cared about families, we would not let "born again" patriarchs send up moral abstractions as a smo...
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century), U.S. editor, writer. Family and Politics, ch. 3 (1983).
  • The ultra-right would have us believe that families are in trouble because of humanism, feminism, secular education, or sexual liberation, but the consensus of Americans is that what tears families ap...
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century), U.S. editor, writer. Family and Politics, ch. 4 (1983).
  • ''Housework is the only activity at which men are allowed to be consistently inept because they are thought to be so competent at everything else.''
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century), U.S. editor, writer. Family and Politics, ch. 7 (1983).
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