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...
Your comment proves the point of the Atlantic article: you can't have it all. Some of the choices in life are made by circumstance, not by a personal decision. In every instance, you do what you can with what life--or your own decisions--give you. But if we are into anecdotal evidence, I've got stepdaughters raised by a proud liberal woman who is angry and frustrated that her life wasn't as fulfilled as she thought she deserved. Her grown daughters are now just as angry, frustrated and unfulfilled waiting for life to give them what they "deserve". Too bad she never taught them the truth--feminism is a false god.
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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