Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg hopes her new book “Lean In” will start a new wave of feminism. Fine by me, as long as working-class women don’t get swept out to sea. Sandberg is the latest iteration of post-feminism, we’re told, less militant, more upbeat. One of the few topic-tier female managers in America, her aspirations [...]
Having it all—for me—means having a little at a time. That may or may not add up to “having it all” depending on your perspective. If we are lucky as women, we have choices. I wish I could say that I deliberately planned my life, but that is untrue. Probably the best choice I made [...]
Everyone has an opinion about “having it all” — Can we? Should we? Dare we?And does it matter what high-profile women have to say about their own “having it all” theories? The Broad Side is proud to be partnering with genConnect, a great site with interviews from experts on issues that impact our lives every [...]
I am recently divorced. People keep insisting to me that “divorce is hard.” So far, in my experience divorce is a hell of a lot easier than being unhappily married We got divorced in large part because his goal for my life is the opposite of my goal for my life. He was the opposite [...]
After reading “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” and much of the related commentary, and then reading “Why Women Should Stop Trying to Be Perfect” yesterday, I had an epiphany about why many professional women are so hard on themselves when they become moms. Here it is: Imagine that you’ve grown up hearing that [...]
One of the questions I’ve heard in response to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” is “Who said you could have it all?” The Broad Side Editor-in-Chief Joanne Bamberger discussed this question eloquently here a few days ago. I’m sure everyone out there has a different answer to this question, but [...]
In her excellent article for the Atlantic Monthly, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All,” former Woodrow Wilson School Dean and tenured Princeton professor, Anne-Marie Slaughter tackles the canard that modern women can expect to combine megawatt career success with domestic felicity. In making her case, Slaughter tackles Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s well-circulated commencement address [...]
Anne-Marie Slaughter meet Sheryl Sandberg. No, that’s not them in the photo, but the latest working mom discussion makes me wonder how long it’s going to be until we’re all at each other like these two lades. Not so long ago, Facebook exec Sandberg announced to all working mothers in America than if she can [...]
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