What Would You Do If Women Weren T Afraid?

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Women’s roles in professional settings are very controversial. Should they be at home with their family, should they be working, or should they do both? In “Lean In: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?” by Sheryl Sandberg, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” by Anne-Marie Slaughter, and “Why men still can’t have it all” by Richard Dormant they all show us their differing opinions on whether women can truly “have it all”, whether women are treated equal to men in the work world, and whether men should play a greater role at home so their wives can work a fulfilling job without having to take on all the responsibility at home.
In “Lean In: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?” Sandberg believes that women can have it all and can be happy doing it. She gives us an example by Rosalind Chait Barnett of Brandeis University who did a comprehensive review of studies on work-life balance and found that women who participate in multiple roles actually have lower
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As the first woman director of policy planning at the State Department and a mother of two she was finding herself having to choose between her children and her job. She says she felt “[she] could no longer be both the parent and the professional [she] wanted to be.” (681) In this day in age having it all to Slaughter just isn’t comprehendible. Something has to change in the work world before a woman can have it all. In “Why Men Still Can’t Have It All” by Richard Dorment he comments on each Slaughter and Sandberg’s reasoning for why it’s difficult to have it all or why according to Slaughter it’s just down right impossible. He agrees with Sandberg saying that women should work harder to demand respect in the work world and not blame “Society, corporations, and men” (Dorment 700) for all their problems like he claims Slaughter does in her article. He believes that women can have it all, but if they can’t have it all they need to stop blaming things and men on their failure to do

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