Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Queens, New York City, New York
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Queens, New York City, New York

Quotes

11 November 2014
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 man. I like to think the women in my son's future are counting on me.
11 November 2014
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 breakfast together if somebody didn't remember to buy eggs, milk, or muffins. Housework maintains an orderly setting in which family life can flourish.
11 November 2014
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 smokescreen for the scandal of American family economics.
11 November 2014
The politics of the family are the politics of a nation. Just as the authoritarian family is the authoritarian state in microcosm, the democratic family is the best training ground for life in a democracy.
11 November 2014
America is a nation fundamentally ambivalent about its children, often afraid of its children, and frequently punitive toward its children.
11 November 2014
Work-family conflicts—the trade-offs of your money or your life, your job or your child—would not be forced upon women with such sanguine disregard if men experienced the same career stalls caused by the-buck-stops-here responsibility for children.
11 November 2014
If family violence teaches children that might makes right at home, how will we hope to cure the futile impulse to solve worldly conflicts with force?
11 November 2014
Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work, reality often forces us to choose love or work.
11 November 2014
Lifestyles and sex roles are passed from parents to children as inexorably as blue eyes or small feet.
11 November 2014
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.

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