“The former finance boss of Lehman Brothers has revealed she deeply regrets the sacrifices she made for her job and told working women: ‘It’s not worth it’.”
I bring this up, not because I think women who want it all are wrong, or because I think a woman’s place is in the home, but because I think that those kinds of orthodoxies are wrong. Women who want to be captains of industry should go for it (though they should be aware of the tradeoffs).
I didn’t like it when Hillary Clinton said “I’m not sitting here as some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette,” I thought that was insulting to women who had made that choice. However, I did enjoy the irony of Hillary standing by her man, just like in the song.
Former NY Governor Elliot Spitzer’s wife “once bashed Hillary Rodham Clinton for staying with Bill after the Monica Lewinsky scandal.” But she, too, ended up standing by her man.