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We’re Just Not That Important: A Response to Anne-Marie Slaughter

Over on The Corner, the conversation continues on Anne-Marie Slaughter’s “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” article. David French writes:

To distract myself from the pervasive anxiety surrounding the looming health-care ruling, I finally read Anne-Marie Slaughter’s much-discussed article declaring that “women still can’t have it all.” I found it to be thoughtful, interesting, honest — but suffering from a philosophical flaw, one that has little to do with the politics of gender and everything to do with our view of the world and our place in it. To put it bluntly, how would Dean Slaughter’s analysis change if she knew that the job that she loved so very much was truly not that significant? 

Read it all here for a discussion of duty versus ambition, and a more proper way to look at one’s parenthood.


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