A jubilant Montreal Gazette headline announced on Monday: "We've got babies on the brain."
Our topic today is whether Women's Studies Departments in general are getting it right. Is there any legitimate reason why the taxpayers should support an academic department devoted to the study of feminism and women? Has feminism improved the lives of women?
When I first encountered Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, at the height of its influence in the 70s, I kept thinking, "Who are these women?" My mother and her friends were not "desperate housewives": secret alcoholics and adulterers, trying to escape the boredom of their non-wage-earning lives.