The best hope for improving the lot of all women, and for closing what Wolfers and Stevenson call a “new gender gap”—measured by well-being rather than wages—is to close the leadership gap: to elect a woman president and 50 women senators; to ensure that women are equally represented in the ranks of corporate executives and judicial leaders. Only when women wield power in sufficient numbers will we create a society that genuinely works for all women. That will be a society that works for everyone.
Anne-Marie Slaughter: Why Women Still Can’t Have It All (via theatlantic)
could you even imagine how pissed most men in society would be if it were only women in government, and they were being represented by someone who didn’t know what it was like to be a man? interesting how that’s all I’ve ever known and no one really seems to mind.