Perhaps. But there are millions of women in the upper middle class and the culture they create and reflect affects everyone. Besides, Slaughter deserves some credit for honesty. As she recounts in the piece, when she mentioned to a friend that she was considering writing that women can't have...
Why is it that so many women seem to be disgruntled with being women? This is a destructive mindset that early feminists instilled in young women in the late 60s and 70s (and continue to this day). I was in college then and a few years later, I was a young working wife. I rejected the feminist viewpoint that I was somehow less of a person because I was female. I revel in my femaleness, something a man can never do. And I revel in my man's maleness. And that's the way it should be. I'm sick and tired of people (liberals) who want to tamper with human nature and natural law.
Anne-Marie Slaughter's eye-catching Atlantic article, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," is being greeted with a certain reverse snobbery. We've been reminded that the choices and challenges of women with advanced degrees are hardly typical and not the sort of thing that should divert us from the problems of the middle class.
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