Writing Seminar 101
Why Women Still Can’t Still Can’t Have It All - Anne Marie Slaughter
What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid? - Sheryl Sandberg
Introduction: When examining the modern age we live in today, there is a debate in which what degree women are oppressed. For highly educated young women who are in positions of power in the workforce deal with an eternal struggle in how to balance their familial life and wanting to keep their professional power. In Both Why Women Still Can’t Still Have It All- Anne Marie Slaughter and and What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid? By Sheryl Sandberg they discuss this eternal struggle and how when entering the workforce women are so naive and energetic in that they can have both a work life and a home life. While Anne- Marie Slaughter experienced that high power job and ultimately had to leave Sheryl Sandberg’s mother had a similar level of education she never was able to use that in the workforce but was able to give her daughter the opportunity to do so.
Body One: When looking at Anne Marie Slaughter’s resume there are a couple things that would stand out. She was the the President and CEO of the New America Foundation, Professor at two different Ivy League Schools. And ultimately lead a large position of power in the United States government as the Director of Policy Planning for the United States, States Department. While being in that position of power Slaughter struggled with maintaining a familial life and would be away from her family for the entirety of the week and only spend the weekends with them. With a child going through a rocky adolescence and her presence not being there it was difficult for her to balance two seperate lives. When leaving the State Department to be with her family Slaughter felt the need to change the way women struggle with having both a professional life and a home life so she focused on “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All?”. Slaughter went on to work as the Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School and used her position of power to change the work environment for women for the better. She would purposely let her colleagues know that all facility meetings had to be done at 6 so she could eat dinner with her...