The front page of today’s New York Times includes an article about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In, which encourages women to stay in the workforce and be more ambitious in their careers. Many have naturally compared and contrasted her arguments and advice with that of Anne-Marie Slaughter, whose July 2012 Atlantic cover story “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” set off a massive debate on the topic of women and work.
Sandberg and Slaughter have slightly different ideologies, but the Times pits them as warring opposites, calling Slaughter “Ms. Sandberg’s chief critic.” The piece also says, “Both women quietly developed perhaps the most notable feminist row since Ms. Friedan refused to shake Gloria Steinem’s hand decades ago” and that, “The Slaughter-Sandberg match may represent what some may see as a welcome new phase in the debate over work and motherhood.”
But Slaughter doesn’t agree:
- Britain marks 10 years since 52 people were killed in terrorist attacks in London.
- European leaders are holding an emergency summit today to discuss Greece's debt crisis.
- The deadline for a deal on Iran's nuclear program was extended again, to the end of the week.
- Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he obtained sedatives to give to women he wanted to have sex with, the AP reports.