I was interested in Barbara Isenberg's Oct. 7 article, "Her Generation," about Wendy Wasserstein. I was, however, struck by an odd sentence about the playwright's family. After discussing Wasserstein's three siblings, the article states: "All except Wendy have had families." What is meant is that Wasserstein has not had children--but of course, as is discussed directly adjacent to the sentence quoted--Wasserstein does have a family.
Much of Wasserstein's work, and that of others of "her generation," has been to avoid defining women exclusively in terms of their role as mothers. I was saddened that the article reflected stereotypes of generations gone by.