“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”


IN OCTOBER 26, 2003, LISA Belkin wrote a controversial cover story for the New York Times Magazine, “The Opt-Out Revolution,” about a so-called phenomenon where the most educated women in America, hitting the crux of their professional stride, were leaving the workforce to willingly and cheerfully stay home with their kids. For her article, Belkin interviewed eight high-achieving women who had all graduated from Princeton and went on to earn graduate degrees from the nation’s top universities. Their husbands ...

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