When Leaning In Means Falling Short

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"I did not raise my girl to be a voter."  Parody from Puck of the anti-World War I protest song "I Did Not Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier" with the context altered to women's suffrage.

Since the women's movement began in the 1920s, it has evolved and transformed in many ways, and the debate continues over what the movement should accomplish and what feminism means. Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry talks about the history of the feminist movement, challenge the contemporary “lean-in,” trickle-down feminist philosophy, and assert that women’s histories all too often depoliticize politics, labor issues, and divergent economic circumstances. In their book Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movement provides what they see as a much-needed corrective to modern discourse on feminism.