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...
The feminists never knew, or else never told the young women, that being largely the life-support system for a wallet is not only less than enjoyable or fulfilling over the long haul, it also leads to extended periods of mid-life depression and doubt, followed by premature death. Being a man has historically meant dying horribly while young. Not the greatest role for those seeking intimate joys and closeness. Girls, stay home, raise our kids so at least one of us gets to know them, and live a long, full life. It's *why* us guys do what we do, so you all can have a good life.
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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