why women still can’t have it all

by gurumommy on July 3, 2012

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Ok, I hesitated all week about re-posting the controversial article ‘Why Women Still Can’t Have it All’ written by  Anne-Marie Slaughter in The Atlantic, finally deciding rather then comment on it (you can’t win, really) I would just re-post for those of you that have been too busy (doing anything but having it all while your kids are home for the summer!), here is a short excerpt:  ‘As the evening wore on, I ran into a colleague who held a senior position in the White House. She has two sons exactly my sons’ ages, but she had chosen to move them from California to D.C. when she got her job, which meant her husband commuted back to California regularly. I told her how difficult I was finding it to be away from my son when he clearly needed me. Then I said, “When this is over, I’m going to write an op-ed titled ‘Women Can’t Have It All.’”
She was horrified. “You can’t write that,” she said. “You, of all people.” What she meant was that such a statement, coming from a high-profile career woman-a role model-would be a terrible signal to younger generations of women.

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