State Department consultant Anne-Marie Slaughter, who happens to also be a mother, argues in the July/August issue of The Atlantic that women can’t have it all — that is, a high-profile and demanding job along with being a caring and attentive parent.
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.
There’s lots to chew on in her piece if you care at all about the push and pull of work vs. family, men vs. women, etc.