Women’s World Banking Benefit on Bloomberg

October 11, 2013

Anne-Marie Slaughter, the Princeton professor who wrote “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” in the Atlantic, said three things can be done to change our male-dominant culture:

First, “When you read any newspaper and see the word ‘women,’ think to yourself, ‘the majority of the population,’ she said. Second, ‘Each time you talk about a male colleague who has children, describe him as a ‘working father.’”

“The final thing is, the next time a man in the workplace tells you that he and his wife are expecting a child, ask him how he’s going to be managing that,” Slaughter said. “Ask him how he’s going to juggle his new responsibilities.”

Slaughter made the remarks during panel discussion at the Women’s World Banking gala on Oct. 9. As for women not having it all, she clarified the point she’d made in an essay in the Atlantic: “I said you can’t have it all unless you are rich, superhuman and in charge of your own time.”

Newslink: Scene from last night: Jaron Lanier, Anne-Marie Slaughter