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Unfinished Business by Anne-Marie Slaughter

Unfinished Business

A powerful, persuasive, thought-provoking vision for how to finish the long struggle for equality between men and women, work and family. — Amazon


Anne-Marie Slaughter’s 2012 article in The Atlantic, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All”, which described her choice to leave a dream job in Washington to return to her family and academic career, outlined the obstacles women face in the workplace, immediately sparked intense national debate and became one of the most-read pieces in the magazine’s history.

Since that time, Slaughter has re-examined and broken free of her long standing assumptions about work, life and family. The feminist movement has stalled and though many solutions have been proposed for how women can continue to break the glass ceiling or rise above the “motherhood penalty,” no solution yet has been able to unite all women.

Now, in Unfinished Business, Slaughter pushes further, presenting a new vision for what true equality between men and women really means and how we can get there. Slaughter takes a hard look at our reflexive beliefs, the “half-truths” we tell ourselves that are holding women back. Then she reveals the missing piece of the puzzle, a new focus that can reunite the women’s movement and provide a common banner under which both men and women can advance and thrive.

With practical individual solutions, compelling stories and a broad outline for change, Unfinished Business presents a future in which all of us, men and women alike, can finally have fulfilling careers along with the rewards of family life.