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Women in National Service


by Margaret Mead 1971

If there is explicit recognition of tasks which are appropriate for either sex, tasks appropriate for one sex or the other, and tasks which require the complementary presence of both sexes, this should serve to reduce the kind of polarization over occupation, whether coming from Women's Liberation or from those conservatives who feel strongly that women's place is in the home, or at least at homelike tasks dealing with individuals, teaching, nursing, safeguarding, listening.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 73 Number 1, 1971, p. 59-63
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1598, Date Accessed: 8/19/2017 1:40:58 AM

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  • Margaret Mead
    American Museum of Natural History, New York
    Dr. Margaret Mead, curator emeritus of ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, co-authored with James Baldwin A Rap on Race, recently published by Lippincott.
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