It’s been a big week for women’s issues, following The Atlantic‘s most widely read story in its history, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All,” and a thought-provoking New Yorker piece questioning why American parents let kids rule the roost. Then, last night the prominent writer, director and champion of women Nora Ephron died of complications from leukemia. The tributes have been flooding the internet, crediting her as the “funniest feminist.”
So this roundup has a clear theme:
Having it all: One solution is to spend less time with your kids – “From tying our kids’ shoes to analyzing their every emotional dip to punishing them only after counting to three—and trying desperately not to get to that horrible, dreadful number—we are managing our children’s every move until they can’t move without us.” Slate
Men Can’t Have It All, Either – The Atlantic takes on its most popular story ever (Women Can’t Have it All) with a take from a man: “Life is full of trade-offs. It’s not possible to “have it all.” It never was. And it never will be. For women or for men.” The Atlantic
What Nora Ephron Taught Me About Love In The Movies – “And over the years, I loved When Harry Met Sally because I loved saying things like, “Mr. Zero knew.”" NPR’s Monkey See blog
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