When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins
I’ve been meaning to read this book since before it came out. In college, I read the first half of Ms. Collins’ comprehensive history of American women and have been meaning to finish the narrative for years. This book reminds me just how much women today owe to women’s rights activists throughout the twentieth century. It also still baffles me how much it took just to get women to the current point and there is still so much more to be done. Ms. Collins’ book is an easily accessible, well-written account of women’s liberation, the ensuing backlash and the modern women’s movement. I recommend it for American history buffs and any women who prize equality.