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Published on Jan 22, 2013 To celebrate the 50th anniversary edition of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, Stephanie Coontz, author of A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s, discusses the impact of Friedan's work. To learn more about the book, now with an introduction by Gail Collins and an afterword by Anna Quindlen, click here:


This book is a MUST-READ for truly understanding the evolution of marriage throughout history. It revolutionized my entire perspective on the institution. Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage by Stephanie Coontz


The New Instability

"The New Instability," an article by Stephanie Coontz published in the New York Times. "Since the 1970s, families have become more egalitarian in their internal relationships. But inequality among families has soared."


Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage: Stephanie Coontz: 9780670034079: AmazonSmile: Books

from Salon

Separate beds are liberating

Separate beds are liberating Couples who sleep apart are healthier, have happier marriages and strong sex lives. So why cling to spooning? Sounds like a great idea! LOL!!