Delia Ephron said it all in Sunday’s New York Times: To me, having it all — if one wants to define it at all — is the magical time when what you want and what you have match up. Nothing more to say. At all.
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Posted in "What should I do with my life?", culture, feminism, gender roles, identity, psychology of choice, why women?, worklife balance, workplace, tagged Ann Marie Slaughter, choices, Debora Spar, feminism's unfinished work, having it all, jugging, multitasking, perfection, pressure, public policy, The Daily Beast, the workplace, trade-offs, Undecided: How to ditch the endless quest for perfect and find a career -- and life -- that works for you, unfinished work, us vs. them on September 24, 2012 | 1 Comment »
So, the subject of our book is certainly in the air as of late. First, Ann Marie Slaughter, and now, a piece on The Daily Beast by Debora Spar, whose take on the issues of women chasing perfection, juggling roles and choices in a not-adequately-changed world was, frankly, so similar to the things we’ve written […]
Posted in "What should I do with my life?", culture, feminism, grass-is-greener, identity, purpose, too many choices, why women?, worklife balance, tagged Erica Kennedy, Feminista, Gloria steinem, grass-is-greener, have it all, the road not traveled, too many choices on December 21, 2009 | 3 Comments »
Readers, we’ve missed you, but we promise we’re back — and we’ve returned bearing gifts, in the form of a Q&A with the sharp, funny, honest, and slightly potty-mouthed author Erica Kennedy, whose first novel, Bling, is a New York Times Bestseller. But we bring her to you because Sydney, the main character in her […]
Posted in "What should I do with my life?", gender roles, workplace, tagged Ambition gap, Emory University, Germaine Greer, Pleasers, Serena Chen, University of California at Berkeley, Wall street Journal, workplace on January 22, 2013 | 1 Comment »
If we want to close the ambition gap, a good first step might be learning how to shake our heads. There’s this great quote from Feminist icon Germaine Greer: When we talk about women having it all, what they really have all of is the work.” She was being somewhat facetious. But then again, not […]
It happened again the other day: I was being interviewed by my introductory journalism class when I got The Question: Are you a feminist? Of course, I shot back. Beat. Are you? The young woman was the tiniest bit flummoxed at being put on the spot. Well, she said. I guess it depends on how […]
Posted in "What should I do with my life?", feminism, life choices, worklife balance, workplace, tagged Anne-Marie Slaughter, Atlantic, expectations, female role models, having it all, Hillary Clinton, Lisa Belkin, Michelle Obama, Myra Strober, opportunity cost, Oprah, parenthood, Sheryl Sandbert, worklife balance, workplace structures on June 21, 2012 | 3 Comments »
I woke up this morning to a message from a former student who’d sent me a link to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s cover story in the new Atlantic. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a brilliant piece that lays out the reasons why women still can’t have it all — and what we as a society […]
Posted in "What should I do with my life?", culture, feminism, gender roles, worklife balance, workplace, tagged benny evangelista, Carol Greider, Deborah Gruenfeld, Enjolie, Facebook, feminism, having it all, Satnford graduate School of Business, Sheryl Sandberg on January 24, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Once again, the “have it all” myth has reared it’s schizoid head. This time, the poster-woman is Facebook’s second most famous face, COO Sheryl Sandberg, who graced the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday. Don’t get me wrong. I love Sandberg. We all do. A graduate of the Harvard Business School (and […]
Posted in culture, feminism, gender roles, why women?, tagged expectations, having it all, New York Times, Pamela Paul, perfectionism, prescription sleep aids, sleep, workplace on November 8, 2011 | 1 Comment »
Well, it certainly seems like it. According to Pamela Paul’s piece in Sunday’s New York Times, Mother’s little helper of the new millennium may in fact be the sleeping pill – a prescription not likely to inspire a jaunty pop song anytime soon. Nearly 3 in 10 American women fess up to using some kind […]
In the ever-escalating fetishization of the female form, I was left scratching my head once again when I opened the latest issue of Newsweek to find a quick take on Paris Fashion Week. The story focused on the untimely collapse of a few high-rent benches at the Balenciaga show. News, right? But what sent me […]