I wanted to run this article from the Atlantic Monthly by some of my working mom friends, but realized at 20 pages long (I know, I printed it) none of them would have time to read it.
To summarize: in this article, a very successful working mother comments on whether or not women can “have it all.”
I found the article dissatisfying. It attempts to get at some of these very real problems around working, kids and balance, but addresses those questions from within a feminist framework, concluding that if the States had a female president, somehow things would be different. Simultaneously, however, she argues that work/life balance is getting better, thanks to men asking for changes…
I think I may have the book idea I’m always looking for: The end of the feminist era is upon us, through a combination of factors. It was always economically unsustainable and feminism, however it started, is ending by reflecting only the most extreme ideologues in the movement, women who didn’t actually have a solid concept of women’s freedom in mind. As a result, today, I think we are watching the crumbling of feminism all around us. The question I suppose is: what does this mean and what does the future hold?by