February 20, 2013

I am 57 years old, and I came of age reading Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique.” Kathleen Parker paid the book’s treatise great homage in the last paragraph of her Feb. 13 op-ed column, “Myths of the ‘Mystique,’ ” by evoking a happy stay-at-home dad. Exactly Friedan’s point. Both men and women should have choice and not be locked into stereotypical roles. That we still have these discussions is a wonder to me.

Jane P. Roach, Crofton