Where the title comes from

The title of this blog comes from the subtitle to Peggy Orenstein’s book “Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, and Life in a Half-Changed World.” In this book, Orenstein examines how women in their 20s, 30s and 40s are living with the options and choices now available to them.

I read the book while on maternity leave with my first child — mostly while nursing him — and it hit a nerve for me. When I decided to start this blog, the phrase “half-changed world” immediately came to mind.

3 Responses to “Where the title comes from”

  1. Maureen Says:

    I like your blog. Keep on going! You have a reader here, Maureen

  2. bj shannon Says:

    the quote comes from a 60ish saying: a woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
    even though my kids are grown, i still struggle with balance between work and “other life”. at times i think it’s even harder because having the kids forced priority setting. now my boundaries arent as sturdy as they were (had to be) before, and i let school bleed into life too much at times because i can.
    i look forward to reading more, and to checking out some of the books you posted. that is ONE positive–i have more reading time.

  3. Stef Tolan Says:

    The visiting grandbaby (14 months) is napping and I’m reading this in the small amount of time I have to do anything other than watch him during these days while his parents are having a couple of days of freedom. I love the title and agree that it is half-changed. Hugely changed since my childhood, moderately changed since my son’s childhood, but still — nowhere nearly changed enough to provide enough options in a culture like ours.

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