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Linking Back & More Talk of Trickle Down Feminism

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

Feminist Magazine airs live from every Tuesday afternoon on KPFK 90.7 FM 
(plus streaming live at and also downloadable: or subscribe to our podcast: )

Mobilizing Ideas

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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