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.
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