Some articles have longer (and bumpier) rides than others. Of everything I have written, an article called "The Opt-Out Revolution," which ran three years ago in The New York Times Magazine, has had the most interesting journey. Not a week goes by that I am not asked about that article, which explored why highly educated, accomplished women were leaving their fast-track careers. Now the UC Hastings College of the Law has released a 67-page study titled " 'Opt Out' or Pushed Out?: How the Press Covers Work/Family Conflict."
It begins: "Coined in 2003 by New York Times journalist Lisa Belkin, the so-called 'Opt-Out Revolution' attempts to explain many women's decisions to leave the paid work force for full-time care of their children." It then goes on to explain how I (among others) was wrong.
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