Women and the battle to maintain a work-lifestyle balance has been consistently debated and toyed with by society for ages. Anne-Marie Slaughter, Professor of Politics and author of “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” explains the continuous hardship of balancing a career and a family; as well, Stephen Marche, writer and author of “Home Economics: The Link Between Work-Life and Income Equality” combats Slaughter’s article and the many gaps present in society. Slaughter and Marche compare and contrast the differences of the leadership gap between men and women, the strategies of maintaining a work-balance lifestyle in regards to family, and the type of dialogue representing men in articles written by women. Anne-Marie Slaughter and Stephen …show more content…
The mention of men is either absent or regarded with topics they usually aren’t associated with. Slaughter mentions men throughout her article, however they are placed in the position of the domestic perspective, rather than the breadwinner character. She also mentions men, such as her husband, throughout her paper, and states that they are able to maintain a work-balanced lifestyle more easily than women. Her approach to regarding men seems to always place them in the light of constantly being more privileged. Although she doesn’t necessarily place a negative connotation on the topic, she makes sure to reiterate her point that “men are still socialized to believe that their primary family obligation is to be the breadwinner” (Slaughter 10) and will continue to have an easier work-balance lifestyle until women are fully in power. On the other side of the argument, Marche criticizes Slaughter’s dialogue concerning men in her article. Rather, he addresses the representation of men written in articles composed by women in general. He touches upon the fact that not only does Slaughter focus upon the subject of her husband taking over the domestic role, but also Sandberg, another woman mentioned in Slaughters article. Marche states that “men are far more anonymous-implacable opponents of progress in the upper echelons, helpless …show more content…
However, the way they interpret and think about the topics contrast greatly. It’s important for both men and women to fully understand each author’s perspective. Significant issues that affect society are presented in each article; therefore, understanding the leadership gap, strategies of maintaining a work-balance lifestyle, and realizing how men are discussed and regarded in women-based articles is
In the articles, Anne-Marie Slaughter, and Richard Dorment, an editor at Esquire Magazine, portray their views on the difficulties on being family care-givers in corporate and government workplaces. Slaughter uses pathos, and logos to portray her arguments on why women cannot have a family and a corporate/government job in today’s society. Whereas Dorment uses mainly logos to address his argument that men too have difficulty when it comes to having a family and a corporate job because some professions are not just male dominated fields but are dominated by women, such as teaching. Firstly Slaughter uses pathos to convey her argument to the everyday woman.
We are constantly devalued and go unrecognized for not only being contributors but because of our kind and sometimes sensitive demeanor. And this is very much important to gain insight in this book because in higher up positions in the business field you begin to see the difference in men and woman. Men are raised to be the bread winners and ones who provide while woman are taught to act like a lady, respect man, and literally make ourselves submissive to them as well as available in any situation. And seen in this book the woman are to be only considered as volunteers. Even though they do work that is for pay.
In her recent online article, “Oh, Come On, Men Aren’t Finished,” Cristina Sommers explains that no matter how many times women say that they don’t need men, we actually do, to not only survive but also to thrive. Although in some fields of study women primarily dominate such as in psychology, biology, and veterinary medicine; men still call the shots in many more fields of study, such as computer science, math, and technology. The point the author is trying to get across is that despite the fact that, “we’re living in a society that’s enamored with the “WAW” or “Women are Wonderful” phenomenon,” that men are not going to be obliterated because neither gender would let that happen. Even though well-educated men are not in danger, Sommers
Even though some women did work, it was more commonly thought of only men who did labor. Labor rarely mentioned housewives, domestic servants, and female outworkers. The idea that the men were the head of the house meant that he, not the wife, should bring in income to support his family (Foner 351). According to the newspaper Workingman’s Advocate, “Capitalism tore women from their role as ‘happy and independent mistresses’ of the domestic sphere and forced them into the labor market, thereby undermining the natural order of the household and the authority of its male
Marston Marryott Professor Morris ENG 112.0041 – Comparative Rhetorical Analysis 25 March 2023 The Elusive Work-Life Balance for Men In families with two working parents, the classic debate infers that women struggle more to achieve a work-life balance. In 2013, Richard Dorment, senior editor of Wired magazine, wrote the entertaining and thought-provoking essay “Why Men Still Can’t Have It All,” that was published in Esquire magazine (617). Using logos and pathos, Dorment provides a father’s perspective of work-life balance, appealing to the male audience.
Life comes with the difficulty of trying to manage family and career at the same time. In the article, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” the author Anne-Marie Slaughter is explaining how tough it is to balance family and career together. You have to take out time for your kids or else they will drift away from you, but you also have your job to handle or else you will lose that. Women have not yet received the fairness with men in workforce. I believe that it is tough for a women to handle her family and career together, and men get recognized more than women in the workforce.
In order to analyze Richard Dorment’s article “Why Men Still Can’t Have It All”, and his use of rhetorical appeals like pathos, logos, and ethos along with nostalgic flashbacks, I used his use of rhetorical appeals as a basis for my argument, along with organization. In my analysis of Richard Dorment’s article, I used mostly organization to help the flow of thoughts conveyed by Dorment, and to make a well-established analysis. The analysis has been organized by using different main points that were covered by the author Richard Dorment. Starting out with the introduction, followed by the points found in the thesis, and rhetorical appeals and finished with a conclusion.
Men are said to ride the "glass escalator" right to the top. Thus, in such fields as nursing and teaching, the number of males at the top of the professional hierarchies is well out of proportion to their numbers in the occupation” (Barnett 3). Women only just recently, in the 1920’s, were able to work full-time jobs outside of the house. Previous to that moment in history, women were only to be seen and not heard while performing ‘womanly duties’ such as bearing children and taking care of the household chores. Today, it is not uncommon to see a woman in the workforce on a daily basis.
When we think about gender inequality, we usually think about the hardships that women have had to go through throughout the years. Even though we have evolved into a better society in terms of acceptance and comprehension, some women say that both genders are not equal and that they still can't have it all. In “Why Men Still Can’t Have It All” Richard Dorment explains that neither women nor men can have it all. Dorment walks us through all the hardships and pressure men have to endure on a daily basis. He shows us that men do not have it all and gives many reasons for why men do not have it better than women.
In Why Women Still Can’t Have it all, Slaughter’s primary argument focuses on the seemingly unattainable balance between a woman’s ability to continue having a high-level profile job while keeping a stable family life. This issue comes up due to the intense time demand of each task, and whether being there for your children is more important than keeping a high level professional job. Slaughter speaks about this issue with certain examples from Washington D.C., but also includes personal examples. She explained how the more successful she became in life, the less time she had for her family, she did not even have time to go to the grocery store on time, but had to go to the stores that were “open 24 hours” for the two years she worked at
When comparing Anne – Marie Slaughter, the author of “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All”, and Ellen Ullman, the author of “How to be a Woman Programmer”, both possess a strong feminist perspective within their writing. In their articles, both female authors touch a nerve across generations, among both men and women, that has set off a new public debate on women’s progress and work-life balance. Slaughter and Ullman both agree that society still considers the woman to be the primary caregiver within the relationship. Due to these views, both women are combating sexism within the workplace, but, despite this, both are strong, career driven women. Anne-Marie Slaughter is a lawyer, foreign policy analyst, political scientist, public communicator, current president and
“Generally, men are socialized into believing that their essential role in life is to work outside the home and provide for the family while women are taught that their main role is to be homemakers” (Akotia and Anum 5024). The breadwinner is normally thought of as a man, but Lena puts a twist on that gender role. “You the head of this family. You run our lives like you want to” (Hansberry 1948). Lena breaks the gender role
In each woman’s encounter with their personal challenge, this goal is expressed in a form specific to them. Audiences see this interest of reaching equal status conveyed through the work and intentions the women produce. The female characters present a side to themselves that, at times, switch the gender roles their society is accustomed to. At other points, women’s abilities to lead in times of distress or confusion establish themselves as the same types of leaders that society grows to associate with men. Finally, the female character’s voicing of society’s unjust contradictory standards for women furthers paints the idea of a movement towards equality.
Liberal feminists argue that women have the same capacity as men for moral reasoning and work habits, but that patriarchy, particularly the sexist division of labor, has historically denied women the opportunity to express and practice this reasoning. These dynamics serve to shove women into the private sphere of the household and to exclude them from full participation in public life. Hence, gender inequality is a hazard not only to the highly capable, talented and deserving women but also to the economy as a whole. Both awareness of the existing gender inequality and implementation of policies that address gender inequities need to be strengthened. Reducing the amount of time women spend on unpaid work is also essential.