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  •  My apologies for not reading every word (3+ / 0-)
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    of your review. Thanks for highlighting these passages.

    I'd add, in fairness, we're already moving in the right direction. I was raised in the Age of Divorce, during the 1970s. I remember very well what dad did following a divorce: he split. He basically vanished out of his children's lives. He sent child support, if he was a good guy, and his kids came to visit him during the summer. Nowadays, the role of father is maybe taken more seriously than it was back then. Following a divorce, it's not unheard-of for a father to move to be closer to his kids, and to have some kind of "joint custody" with the kids' mother. It's not unheard-of, either, for married couples to have household responsibilities worked  out somewhat equitably. This was certainly rarer back then.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 05:59:59 PM PDT

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    •  Sorry, those were not in my review, but in the (4+ / 0-)
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      book itself. She also tells a story of a friend of hers who was basically snubbed by the Mommy & Me club when he brought his child to a meeting. She thought that was wrong.

      But it was passages like that that brought me down in favor of this book.

      Sandberg discusses the need to work from both directions; women working the system to gain power and at the same time working to change the system to make it easier for women to share power with men.

      We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty - Edward R. Murrow

      by Susan Grigsby on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 06:16:34 PM PDT

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