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'Why women still can't have it all': Do you think this is true?

Posted by Kristi Palma  June 22, 2012 09:33 AM

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Washington Post photo by Linda Davidson

Anne-Marie Slaughter, pictured far right, was part of Hillary Clinton's team.

High-profile working mom Anne-Marie Slaughter penned the article "Why women still can't have it all" for the July/August cover story of "The Atlantic." Though one of her colleagues who held a senior position in the White House, according to the article, warned her against writing this piece, she went ahead with it, saying that women need to stop fooling themselves -- they really can't have it all, even with ambition and a supportive spouse.

Slaughter stepped down from a powerful position working for Hillary Clinton as the first female director of policy planning at the State Department, a foreign-policy dream job. She wrote that her teenage sons needed her more.

Do you agree with Slaughter? Do you think women really can't have it all?

Read reactions to Slaughter's article by Juliette Kayyem (who was quoted twice in the article) in The Angle, which provides online commentary and news analysis from The Boston Globe, columnist Lisa Belkin at The Huffington Post and Jodi Kantor at The New York Times.
"The Atlantic" invites the public to chat with Slaughter June 29 at 11 a.m. about her article and to submit questions ahead of time.

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Kristi Palma, Boston.com Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.
Jennifer Clark Estes is a teacher, writer, blogger, and the mother of four young children. In her free time, she blogs at A Mom's World, plays with the kids (or chauffeurs them around), and is desperately seeking a quiet spot so she can read a book. Follow her on Twitter @JenniferCEstes.
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