Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. She also serves as Co-Chair and Director of Public Education at the Council on Contemporary Families, a non-profit, nonpartisan association of family researchers and practitioners based at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Stephanie Coontz's "Marriage, a History" takes readers from the marital intrigues of ancient Babylon to the torments of Victorian lovers, bringing intelligence, perspective, and wit to today’s marital debate. Coontz was the keynote speaker for #WomenEmployed's #TheWorkingLunch last year.
Stephanie Coontz on the "Myth of the Male Decline": "One thing standing in the way of further progress for many men is the same obstacle that held women back for so long: overinvestment in their gender identity instead of their individual personhood.
In a rather lengthy piece for The New York Times, Stephanie Coontz writes about the 50th anniversary of "The Feminine Mystique," gender equality in labor division, and how European (vs. American) work-family policies have helped establish relationships where both men and women don't end up reporting conflict in their work-life balance. She doesn't do the greatest job on every single point, but overall this is a very interesting read with some valid arguments. Well worth checking out.
A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique & American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s by Stephanie Coontz. "brilliantly illuminates how a generation of women came to realize that their dissatisfaction with domestic life didn't reflect their personal weakness but rather a social and political injustice." RI.8.3, RI.8.4, RI.8.9
"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."