Saturday, January 06, 2007

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese 1941-2007

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, professor of humanities at Emory University and founding director of the Institute for Women’s Studies there, died on Tuesday at the age of 65.

A characteristic quote by Fox-Genovese, found in a post by The Sanity Inspector at protein wisdom.

Feminists expect children to fit into the nooks and crannies of women’s lives the way women have traditionally fitted into the nooks and crannies of men’s. But when motherhood is demoted from the center of women’s lives to a parenthesis, children are demoted as well. [...] The real struggle is not between women and men, but between children and work. The real losers in these conflicts are children.

[From: Feminism Is Not the Story of My Life: How Today’s Feminist Elite Has Lost Touch with the Real Concerns of Women, 1996]

On her conversion from liberalism to conservativism: Pleasant Valley Sunday

Her faculty bio at Emory University here and at the Women's Studies Dept.

Her obituary at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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