some of us are brave
Blogger Kathleen Oberlin links to my response to The Slaughter Article That Will Not Die.
It is also a good segue-way into my radio interview tomorrow in which I will be discussing trickle down feminism, intersectionality, and why having it all is a capitalist fantasy.
You can catch the show live tomorrow, July 10th, at 3pm PST (6pm EST for my folks) at KPFK 90.7 FM locally or streaming at http://www.kpfk.org/listen-live.html.
Unless you’ve recently opted for a blog/media/pop culture break this June, you most likely encountered Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic piece, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” The author puts forth to her mind a pragmatic approach. Effectively: not everyone can be a superwoman (superman, which is less of a focus but sprinkled throughout) so we better get to ameliorating the situation by setting realistic individual goals and encourage changes in workplace policies, with a significant push for more women in the upper echelons of power. Slaughter’s article gained substantial traction. To use social media speak, it became a ‘trending article’ when a number of bloggers along with Facebook and Twitter users linked to it, in addition to many news and magazine outlets discussing ‘having it all’ at length.
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