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Anne-Marie Slaughter Aside, Women Can Have Quite a Lot

Here’s another great response to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s piece, this time in the Washington Post by Ruth Marcus:

The most unintentionally funny part of Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article in The Atlantic, the latest in the “mommies-can’t-have-it-all” genre, comes when she describes her supersonic version of the Mommy Track. “I have not exactly left the ranks of full-time career women,” writes Slaughter, who downsized from a top policymaking job at the State Department to resume her tenured professorship at Princeton.

“I teach a full course load; write regular print and online columns on foreign policy; give 40 to 50 speeches a year; appear regularly on TV and radio; and am working on a new academic book.”

Whew. Just reading about Slaughter’s pared-down, family-friendlier schedule left me exhausted. This hardly seems proof, as the headline claims, of “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.”

Actually, it seems like proof that Women Can Have Really, Really a Lot.

Read it all here.  What do you think of all of this talk about Anne-Marie’s article?

Do any of you feel like “you have it all”?

Nancy French is the editor of the Faith and Family Channel at Patheos and blogs with her husband David at the modestly titled blog, “The French Revolution.


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