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Grow up: Life Has Trade-offs

Truncheon Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 12:37 PM
Every young man should go back and read the things this person has written. Just try to get a sense of the general aura, the general tone and melody, the specifics aren't that important. Got your ears around that tune? Good. That's the song every man-hating harpy in the world sings. You avoid these women like the plague, and no matter what they look like or offer, you do not permit yourself to grow close to them. If you do, large chunks of your life will be wasted in self-doubt, humiliation, and suffering.
MG formerly minnesotagrandma Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 12:47 PM
Married 40 years to the same guy. AND he says he's a lucky man. I would like to warn women against going anywhere near a misogyist like YOU. This was posted out of context. It was in answer to luc3 "The women's influence on the work place has mostly been decorated cubicles, sensitivity training, gossip, hurt feelings, plants, continual talk of children and husband, swapping of recipes, the endless birthday, shower, going away party collections, the oh did you sign the card moments, well you get the idea..
Instead of working from home they're homing from work. You know I'm right." Just saying that kind of cra* is NOT limited to women. But obviously YOU think it is.
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.

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...