AHA News |  

Having It All Versus Having Enough

By Nikki Stern

Feb. 26, 2013

Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg hopes her new book “Lean In” will start a second wave of feminism. Fine by me, as long as working-class women don’t get swept out to sea.

Sandberg is the latest iteration of post-feminism, we’re told, less militant, more upbeat. One of the few topic-tier female managers in America, her aspirations extend far beyond book sales; she wants to empower entrepreneurial women through collective consciousness-raising.

She follows on the designer heels of another high-powered professional with something to say about achievement at the pinnacle of success. Anne-Marie Slaughter has even parlayed her attention-grabbing article for the Atlantic, “Why Women Can’t Have It All,” into a new career: she now gives speeches on the mirage that is having it all, at least for women. It should be noted Slaughter seemed to being doing well as she ascended, at least within the rarified academic community at Princeton. Then she entered the high stakes, high-stress world of diplomacy via an upper-level State Department appointment. A move to Washington left her separated from her family and working without rest, a balance she found she couldn’t sustain, especially with two teenagers who needed her attention. Some things are harder even than corporate ladder-climbing; public service tends to consume its favorite sons and daughters.

Read the rest of this article at www.NikkiStern.com

Nikki Stern is the author of Hope in Small Doses, available from the Humanist Press in both print and ebook forms.

American Humanist Association

We're happy to welcome a new chapter, Washington DC, Atheists, Humanists and Agn...

20 hours ago

American Humanist Association

Check out some photos from yesterday's congressional briefing on humanist celebr...

22 hours ago

American Humanist Association

Our first congressional briefing was a success! The room was completely packed w...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

Wonder Works Day Camp in Moscow, Idaho has begun! The first day was a huge succe...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

The briefing on military chaplaincy has begun.

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

Today, the American Humanist Association will be hosting our first Congressional...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

Here is a video from Harvard's Making Caring Common Project. 5 Ways to Raise M...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Why the Way We Live is More Important. Get TheHumanist.com by email once a week...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Hey, have a laugh! http://hmn.st/1sFRZ33 Get TheHumanist.com by email once a we...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

No matter how right or how wrong, religion can not establish morality for the ma...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

I have come across this many times. While this topic may not be important to all...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Jesus Cones! A new way to violate church-state separation, in Gwinnett County, G...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Well this is rad! AHA Board Member Herb Silverman is featured in this short (10...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

It may seem silly, maybe even a blatant mockery, but if you really think about i...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela!

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

A Blessing in Disguise for Atheists? Check out AHA Legal Director David Niose's...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

This is a very interesting interactive chart explaining bible contradictions, sh...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

Have you seen the new FYI Network show Married At First Sight? Tell us what you...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

The Vaccination Exception; God doesn't want me to receive vaccines... Luis Gran...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

With Corporations becoming "people", they will obviously be exploring religion.....

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

An Invocation for Everyone: What the Secular Invocation in Greece, N.Y., Means f...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

What religions make Americans feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Here is another re...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

This is unacceptable! Check out the preview of Kidnapped for Christ. Check out t...

8 days ago