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When We Were Free to BeLooking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made$
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Lori Rotskoff and Laura L. Lovett

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807837238

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff

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Can William Have a Doll Now?: The Legacy of Free to Be in Parenting Advice Books

Can William Have a Doll Now?: The Legacy of Free to Be in Parenting Advice Books

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When We Were Free to Be

Karin A. Martin

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter shows how growing up in a working-class town in Massachusetts in the 1970s shielded the author from the fact that a feminist movement was afoot across the country. Despite the fact that her mother was part of the same generation as many second-wave feminists, it seemed she knew nothing about it, either. When the author asks her now if her mother saw a movie or heard a song from the 1970s, her mother often replies, “I was too busy raising you kids; I missed a whole decade of politics and culture.” Fortunately, though, she did not miss Free to Be … You and Me. A fan of That Girl, her mother bought the author and her brother the record album after hearing Marlo Thomas interviewed in the media.

Keywords:   working-class town, Massachusetts, feminist movement, second-wave feminists, That Girl, Marlo Thomas

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