Having It All: “It’s a Bullshit Question”

Group Of Women Meeting In OfficeHaving it all. 

Yet again, the phrase has reared its ugly head as the theme of an article this week in the New York Times Sunday Magazine about Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, who is also a candidate to be the next governor of Texas.

Having it all.  A question that the media are so fond of asking and hauling out for headlines whenever a high-profile, successful woman in the news also happens to be a mother.  Because how dare we think we can have careers and children!

Oddly, when was the last time anyone asked this question about any man in the limelight with any measure of professional success? Fortunately, at least some women are starting to call people out on even asking the question:

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