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...
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.
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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