Posts Tagged Having it All

What if we all leaned out, instead of leaning in?

In response to Sheryl Sandberg’s call to “lean in,” Rosa Brooks offers a counter-suggestion:

Ladies, if we want to rule the world — or even just gain an equitable share of leadership positions — we need to stop leaning in. It’s killing us.

We need to fight for our right to lean back and put our feet up.

Here’s the thing: We’ve managed to create a world in which ubiquity is valued above all. If you’re not at your desk every night until nine, your commitment to the job is questioned. If you’re not checking email 24/7, you’re not a reliable colleague.

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If we truly want gender equality, we need to challenge the assumption that more is always better, and the assumption that ...

In response to Sheryl Sandberg’s call to “lean in,” Rosa Brooks offers a counter-suggestion:

Ladies, if we want to rule the world — or even just gain an equitable share of leadership positions — we ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Women and unions at the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act.

Silence is a woman.

The Lambda Literary Award winners have been announced.

A high school valedictorian called out her school on its discrimination against Native Americans.

A lot of people wrote a lot of things about the FLOTUS heckler conflict.

Sontag is reborn!

Queers should care about sex offenders.

Protesters across the country demand accessible emergency contraceptives.

SiriusXM dropped an anti-trans radio show.

Bitch is pro-“Frances Ha.”

It turns out it

Women and unions at the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act.

Silence is a woman.

The Lambda Literary Award winners have been announced.

A high school valedictorian called out her school ...

The apocalypse!

The New York Times joins the Female Breadwinner Apocalypse freak-out

Did you think only Fox News talking heads were freaking out about the rise of female breadwinners and the apocalypse their arrival foretells? Fear not! Lou Dobbs and his team of misogynists have plenty of company–including, as of this weekend, the New York Times. In the wake of last week’s Pew announcement that women are now the primary earners for nearly half of American families with children, yesterday’s paper included an essay from Richard Thaler, who teaches at the University of Chicago’s business school. He writes:

[Recent] developments should encourage aspiring young women to believe that social norms are changing, and that barriers to success are dropping. But a new study reveals that women’s ...

Did you think only Fox News talking heads were freaking out about the rise of female breadwinners and the apocalypse their arrival foretells? Fear not! Lou Dobbs and his team of misogynists have plenty of ...

Superheroine

Weekly Feminist Reader

Fully dressed superheroines are about questioning the genre, not imposing a moral code.

Kai M Green: “I will never straighten out my wrist.”

Hillary Clinton: Helping women isn’t just a “nice” thing to do.

Speaking of which, check out Politico on Hillary Clinton Fever.

The New York Times reports on the NYPD’s policing of trans people of color.

Muslimah Pride, FEMEN, and feminism as self-determination.

Keyword research on retail sites has a lot to tell us about gender and “neutral” defaults.

The Crunk Feminist Collective interviews Kathryn Buford of Live Unchained.

My culture not outfit” campaign launches against cultural appropriation in fashion.

The idea of the “bikini body”

Fully dressed superheroines are about questioning the genre, not imposing a moral code.

Kai M Green: “I will never straighten out my wrist.”

Hillary Clinton: Helping women isn’t just a “nice” thing ...

zookeeper

8 edgy post-feminist pitches for the traffic-hungry editor

From Lori Gottlieb’s “Marry Him” to the Great Having it All Controversy of 2012, The Atlantic used to have a real lock on the genre: Counter-intuitive Post-Feminist Real Talk. The trend piece that shows you that even though the journalist is on your side (and was once on a panel about women in media!), she’s learned the hard way that feminism is a joke and all women really just want to be barefoot and pregnant. The article that “reluctantly” exposes the value of traditional gender roles based on the pseudoscience of femininity and some experiences of a few white, straight friends–and then prescribes sweeping personal changes or policy shifts. The essay, as n+1 so ...

From Lori Gottlieb’s “Marry Him” to the Great Having it All Controversy of 2012, The Atlantic used to have a real lock on the genre: Counter-intuitive Post-Feminist Real Talk. The trend piece that ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“We’re not going to allow minorities to run roughshod over what you people believe in!” Happy Black History Month, everyone.

Melissa Harris-Perry is teaching a class on environmental justice… and you can kind of take it!

Watching porn will turn you into even more of a godless pinko commie than you already are.

Old, Female and Homeless

Jessica on feminism and anger.

Science says everlasting love doesn’t exist.

Where are America’s abortion providers? 

Gross: /r/mensrights named Subreddit of The Day.

Tina Fey showed us men can’t have it all, either.

“We’re not going to allow minorities to run roughshod over what you people believe in!” Happy Black History Month, everyone.

Melissa Harris-Perry is teaching a class on environmental justice… and you can kind of take it!

Watching ...

Anne-Marie Slaughter websplosion: Response roundup on “Having It All” (and tweet chat!)

We can guess that all of you have read this. You can probably guess that all of us here at Feministing have a ton to say about the piece. This is why we’ll be weighing into Women’s Media Center #sheparty Tweet chat today at 3pm ET on the article and subsequent poopstorm that’s come out of it. So check it (and us!) out! In the meantime, we thought we’d give a roundup of some interesting responses we’ve seen on the piece.

We can guess that all of you have read this. You can probably guess that all of us here at Feministing have a ton to say about the piece. This is why we’ll be weighing ...