Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection

by admin 19. September 2013 15:37

In a recent NPR interview, Debora L. Spar, author of Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection and current president of Barnard College, talks about the state of affairs for today’s working woman. Her riveting NPR piece discusses the 1970s Charlie commercial featuring a beautiful, sexual woman in a beautiful suit going to work with beautiful men all day long, while holding the hand of a beautiful child, all with ease.  Spar bought into the "Charlie" fantasy at age 10 and found the work force did not live up to the commercial. She offers a modern day view on where to go from here, including childcare, legislation, men’s role in the process, and how this fantasy drives women to perfectionism and unhappiness. Who is ready for an authentic Wonder Woman? Listen here. 

To purchase the book and find out more you can visit wonderwomenthebook.com.  

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