By Anne Marie Slaughter
#7632. People’s reactions to Anne Marie Slaughter’s choice to leave her career at the State Department in Washington because of her family’s needs led her to question the feminist narrative she grew up with. Her subsequent article for The Atlantic, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” created a firestorm, sparked intense national debate, and became one of the most-read pieces in the magazine’s history.
Since that time, although many solutions have been proposed for how women can continue to break the glass ceiling or rise above the motherhood penalty, women at the top and the bottom of the income scale are further and further apart.
Now, in this book, Anne-Marie Slaughter gives her vision for what true equality between men and women really means, and how we can get there. She uncovers the missing piece of the puzzle, presenting a new focus that can reunite the women’s movement and provide a common banner under which both men and women can advance and thrive.
With moving personal stories, individual action plans, and a broad outline for change, the book reveals a future in which all of us can finally finish the business of equality for women and men, work and family.
352 pages. Softcover. 2016 (reprint). $19.95