Why Women Still CanT Have It All By Anne-Marie Slaughter

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In the article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why women can’t manage both the difficulties of a high-end job while doing the best they can as a parent. Slaughter is a very successful women who had worked for Hillary Clinton at the state department being the first woman policy planner. She begins the essay by explaining a conversation that came up between herself and a colleague who held a senior position in the White House. She tells her colleague that is has been very difficult for her to be away from her son at work, when he needs her at home. At this point Slaughter comes up with the idea to write an article about these struggles she and many women are dealing with. Throughout this meeting Slaughter…show more content…
This reason could eventually lead to women either being stressed because they don’t have enough time to fulfill their needs at work and home, and also could eventually lead to a decision against having children altogether. Slaughter also includes examples of some very successful women that have struggled to raise a family due to the fact that they are so limited with time, while most successful men, if not all, are still able to balance the time of have a family and a high-end job. It’s easy to understand how this can be a very difficult problem for most women to get around. Even if they find a very successful job, it’s much more challenging for them to be a good mom while also doing their overall best in their profession. I thought Slaughter shared a very interesting quote halfway through her article to help sum up her thoughts from Mary Matalin, (a lady who resigned after only two years in order to spend more time with her children.) Matalin says, “having control of your schedule is the only way that women who want a career and a family can make it work.” “Quote from The Atlantic.” In the article “Why Men Still Can’t Have It All,” by Richard Dorment, a senior writer and editor in esquire magazine, Dorment responds to Slaughter’s article by claiming men face the same problem as women do. He claims that recent times have made it much more difficult for men to balance work and family life. He

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