Why Women Still Canâ€™t Have It All, by Anne-Marie Slaughter, The Atlantic
Tina Miller, MA,CFLE stashed this in sexuality
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A rude epiphany hit me soon after I got there. When people asked why I had left government, I explained that Iâ€™d come home not only because of Princetonâ€™s rules (after two years of leave, you lose your tenure), but also because of my desire to be with my family and my conclusion that juggling high-level government work with the needs of two teenage boys was not possible. I have not exactly left the ranks of full-time career women: I teach a full course load; write regular print and online columns on foreign policy; give 40 to 50 speeches a year; appear regularly on TV and radio; and am working on a new academic book. But I routinely got reactions from other women my age or older that ranged from disappointed (â€śItâ€™s such a pity that you had to leave Washingtonâ€ť) to condescending (â€śI wouldnâ€™t generalize from your experience. Iâ€™ve never had to compromise, and my kids turned out greatâ€ť).
No one can "have it all". Everybody gives up something.Â