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News Roundup: The Many Opinions on ‘Lean In’

All the parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read this week.

– Anne-Marie “Women Can’t Have it All” Slaughter reviews Sheryl Sandberg’s new book Lean In for the New York Times. She heaps a nice amount of praise on Sandberg for her “intelligence and ferocious work ethic” but still questions why Sandberg is only challenging women to lean in, and not businesses themselves. (NYT)

– Speaking of leaning in, Jody Miller writers for the Wall Street Journal that, “More great women don’t ‘lean in’ because they don’t like the world they’re being asked to lean into.” Meaning,  those 60+ hour work-weeks are what really need to change. (WSJ)

– What happens when an ultra-Orthodox woman doesn’t want to have the high number of kids she’s expected to have? A harrowing story of miscarriage, depression, and motherhood. (Forward)

– Is having a child a rational decision? According to a new paper, it’s neither rational nor irrational, but outside the scope of rational decision making all together. (NPR)

Molly TolskyMolly Tolsky is the editor of She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines including Lumina, MAKE, and The Collagist, and her non-fiction has appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward. She isn't a parent, but a very proud aunt. Follow her @mollytolsky.

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