Anne-Marie Slaughter on female workplace equality: it’s about men, too


If we want to change the equation for women in the workplace, then we need to include men too. That’s the message Anne-Marie Slaughter had for the mostly-female crowd at SXSW on Saturday in Austin: Gender equality is up to men, too.

Slaughter made serious waves last summer — a “tsunami,” she actually called it — when she wrote for The Atlantic that “women still can’t have it all.” The article has generated 2 million pageviews so far, and made Slaughter, a Princeton professor and former director of policy under Hillary Clinton at the State Department, somewhat of a touchpoint in the discussion about women’s equality right now.

“The future of work and family, and male/female equality, it depends on you,” she told the few guys under age 30 in the audience.

Slaughter wasn’t saying that women should have to ask men for equal rights, but rather that we…

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