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"By the time I graduated from college, in 1983, the polemical message of [Friedan's] “The Feminine Mystique” had been firmly established as the new orthodoxy. Almost without exception, my female classmates either went off to graduate school or found themselves jobs. If any of us harbored a desire to stay home in order to raise babies, we certainly didn't admit it. (Such a confession would have been received far less warmly than the announcement of, say, an intention to go into pornography.)" Elizabeth Kolbert, writing in The New Yorker