On ‘having it all’

1 Aug

I hear much discussion has been taking place about Anne-Marie Slaughter’s treatise on work-life balance.

I think, well…what Jessica Valenti says.

Key paragraph: “Here is what is wrong, what has always been wrong, with equating feminist success with ‘having it all’: It’s a misrepresentation of a revolutionary social movement. The notion that female achievement should be measured by women’s ability to ‘have it all’ recasts a righteous struggle for greater political, economic, social, sexual and political parity as a piggy and acquisitive project.”

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