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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

ELIZABETH WARREN'S LATEST FIGHT

You will have noted Warren's claim that in the '70s pregnant women lost their jobs, a claim denied by the Right.  In 1968, my first wife lost her job in the Queens College English Department in New York because she had our first son, Patrick.  The stove-piping of Academia being what it is, I could not do anything about it since I was in Philosophy, so I did the next best thing, I got the APA to establish a Standing Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession.  [Jack Rawls declined to co-sign the letter to the APA.]

2 comments:

David Palmeter said...

Rawls’ refusal to sign puzzles me. I have a distinct recollection of reading somewhere that he was a strong promoter of women’s rights stemming from his wife’s experience growing up. She apparently was not able to go to college because the family could only afford to send only their son or sons. Rawls was said to have agreed with her that their children would be treated equally in that respect.

Jerry Fresia said...

And you said you were not good at organizing!!:)