In response to the current state of my Ask box, no, I am not going to blog about “having it all.”
I have already discussed Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article enough IRL, and at the risk of sounding like a lazy feminist, I’m tired of talking about it (for now).
As far as Slaughter’s article goes, I think that it’s incredibly honest and her argument is sound. It’s obvious to me that many of the people writing so-called rebuttals did not actually take the time to finish her essay, or give her reasoning its due. Furthermore, most of the dissenters seem to take issue with the editorial slant rather than the article’s content. Yes, The Atlantic picked a crappy cover image, but the title was meant to be sensationalist.
I’m not saying I totally agree with Slaughter’s thesis, nor do I feel the need to pick it apart on the internet. However, I think it’s worth reading, and no matter your stance on the issue, the dialogue is important. The fact that we’re arguing about degrees of feminism, and about how we can (not “if we should”!) help women lead happy healthy lives…that’s already a beautiful thing.