Introduction: Twenty-First-Century Leadership—and Followership

1. Toni Bentley, “ ‘Vindication’: Mary Wollstonecraft’s Sense and Sensibility,” New York Times, May 29, 2005.

2. “Declaration of Sentiments,” Seneca Falls, NY, 1848.

3. The greatest impact of The Feminine Mystique was on white, middle-class women, to whom it particularly applied. In 1960 only 27 percent of such women held jobs outside the home, compared to 64 percent of their black counterparts. See Stephanie Coontz, A Strange Stirring (New York: Basic Books, 2011).

4. The exception to this general rule is money. Men still earn more than do women, even for the same work, and they generally accumulate more, much more, over their lifetimes. Put another way, mothers are more likely ...

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