Rhona Ryan Wilber

  • It's Up to the Women: A Symposium

    Can our young educated American women find full satisfaction in running a home, in rearing their youngsters, and in attending to those endless lists of details which consume each day? In this struggle, what happens to the child and what happens to the hard-driven housewife? Does this situation contribute directly to our ever mounting divorce rate? These were the questions pressed home by Della D. Cyrus in her two challenging Atlantic articles, “What’s Wrong with the Family?" (November, 1946) and “Why Mothers Fail(March, 1947). Nearly four hundred readers, most of them women and most of them furious with Mrs. Cyrus, have risen to reply. The four rejoinders which follow are representative.