I desperately want someone to write an article about men who feel bad about not staying home to raise their children or men who worry about not being successful enough for their family. Could someone please, please write that article instead of the dozens of articles per year (it feels like in The Atlantic alone) about the plight of the working mother?
Don't get me wrong. I appreciate any coverage of woman-kind, especially on the topic of the balancing act that is female adulthood. This latest on the list - "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," is written from the vantage point of a Anne-Marie Slaughter - a woman who does not think it's possible for her gender to be a wildly successful career woman and equally successful mother...and be happy.
"It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change."
I need some time to fully form my opinion on this lengthy piece, but in the meantime why don't you give a read and share your own thoughts in comment. I guess if they're going to keep writing about this, we're going to have to keep responding.
"I still strongly believe that women can “have it all” (and that men can too). I believe that we can “have it all at the same time.” But not today, not with the way America’s economy and society are currently structured. My experiences over the past three years have forced me to confront a number of uncomfortable facts that need to be widely acknowledged—and quickly changed. "