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A Reading Vocation

"I Must Read, Read, and Read. It is my Vocation." - Thomas Merton

This is where I chronicle my reading life.  I also blog about writing at Lacey's Late-night Editing.


The Feminine Mistake: Are We Giving Up Too Much? - Leslie Bennetts
"Although she had six children at home [Phyllis] Schlafly--who also founded the antifeminist group Eagle Forum--spent her time traveling around the country as a political organizer, running for Congress, and becoming a high-profile spokeswoman for traditional female roles--even as she blithely declined to confine herself to such domestic servitude.

Similarly, [Laura] Schlessinger made her name with sanctimonious pronouncements like the daily tagline she used as her radio self-identification--'I am my kid's mom!'--even as she devoted her time to broadcasting a national show and churning out mercilessly disapproving self-help books about other people's lifestyle choices. But in Schlessinger's household, her husband was the one who actually put dinner on the table."