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Free to Be

How 'Free to Be' Heralded the Most Successful Revolution of Our -- or Any -- Era

Michael Kimmel | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Michael Kimmel

In fact, "Free to Be" heralded, announced and championed the most dramatic and most rapid transformation of gender relations in our nation's history. Today, we are, in the U.S., incontestably more gender equal than we have ever been. Don't believe me? Look around your workplace.

When We Were Free to Be... Revisiting A Children's Classic on Its 40th Anniversary

Lori Rotskoff | Posted 02.04.2013 | Home
Lori Rotskoff

If you grew up or raised children during the 1970s, there's a good chance you remember "Free to Be...You and Me", the groundbreaking children's record, book and TV special that debuted in 1972. Conceived and co-produced by Marlo Thomas, "Free to Be...You and Me" offered kids a fresh alternative to rigid cultural stereotypes that prevailed in the media during the "Leave it to Beaver" era.

Free to Be... You and Me -- Forty Years Later

Marlo Thomas | Posted 01.30.2013 | Home
Marlo Thomas

Forty years ago this month, a group of my friends and I released "Free to Be... You and Me," a children's record created to expel the gender and racial stereotypes of the era. Our mission was simple: to convince children that their dreams were not only boundless, but achievable. What happened next stunned all of us.

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Posted 07.17.2012 | Women