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Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Petula Dvorak on Marissa Mayer: Talking about motherhood is important

From elsewhere in The Post: Local columnist Petula Dvorak weighs in on the firestorm that erupted after Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said that caring for her new baby has been “easy.”

Dvorak writes:

Some women thought that Mayer, with her huge salary and paid support staff, was setting too high a bar for other women, who might struggle with not-so-easy babies, financial constraints and a job outside the home. . . .
It’s hard to say that fear is wrong — we have light years to go before we’re a nation that truly has family-friendly workplaces.
Underscoring this truth was this year’s talker by Anne-Marie Slaughter, a Princeton professor and former top aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who explained in Atlantic Magazine “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All.”
But here’s the deal: Every kid is different, every mom is different and talking about it is the only way to make progress.

Read the rest of the column here.

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