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A call for women and men to have a more honest conversation about work-life balance:

Let’s briefly examine the stories we tell ourselves, the clichés that I and many other women typically fall back on when younger women ask us how we have managed to “have it all.” They are not necessarily lies, but at best partial truths. We must clear them out of the way to make room for a more honest and productive discussion about real solutions to the problems faced by professional women.

“Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” — Anne-Marie Slaughter, The Atlantic

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In lieu of Ethan Frome, this article should be required reading for all high school students, male and female. (Even if it is to look at the implied definition of “it all” or the upper-middle class assumptions about success put on full display.)

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    In lieu of Ethan Frome, this article should be required reading for all high school students, male and female. (Even if...
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    Required fucking reading.
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    Can women have it all? Do I need to chose between a family or my career? Tough questions. I can’t seem to find an answer...
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