Women’s History Month: An Excerpt from A Marriage Agreement

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Alix Kates Shulman began her writing career at the height of the feminist and civil rights movements in the 1960s. Her deep involvement in these political movements inspired her to publish such thought-provoking essays and novels as “A Marriage Agreement” and Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen.

This excerpt introduces Shulman’s “A Marriage Agreement.” She expresses her struggle to balance family responsibilities and her personal aspirations, and outlines her groundbreaking solution. As women