Why Men Still Can T Have It All Analysis

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If a woman asked for the weekend off from a busy corporate job to spend time with her spouse and children, most bosses would probably laugh at her. How dare a woman prioritize her family instead of her career for once? Americans all have a similar dream, The American Dream, to be happy in a comfortable home, family, and job. The articles “Why Men Still Can’t Have It All” by Richard Dorment and “The Plight of Young Males” by Saul Kaplan explain how it is just as difficult for men to achieve the American Dream as women, whereas the articles “RIP, the Middle Class: 1946-2013” by Edward McClelland and “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” by Anne-Marie Slaughter discuss how hard it is live comfortably nowadays, especially for women. There needs to …show more content…
When Slaughter left her position as director of policy planning for the U.S. State Department, unfortunately many women unsurprisingly snarled at her statements such as, “How could you do this!” Because of internalized misogyny produced by men, women think that they need to constantly one-up the woman next to them by “. . . ris[ing] up the ladder as fast as men and also have a family and an active home life . . .” and just about everything except most importantly, their achievements (Slaughter 679). Also, in relation to Dorment’s previous claims that “the guy who sits across from you . . . is probably in the very same boat” and “We are all equals here,” they are obviously false because “the guy” who sits across from Slaughter, or any other woman, is not in the same boat as her (716). Socially, he does not have to worry about his appearance, how he takes care of his wife and kids, if he speaks too much, if too much attention is drawn onto him, and the expectation to be perfect is not placed on him so he will not be harshly criticized for not meeting those standards of perfection. Because of the way men and women treat those women who choose to occupy their life with happiness coming from their family instead of their job, they cannot accomplish the goal of achieving the American

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