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Sad White Babies With Mean Feminist Mommies

The Atlantic is reviving the tired feminist-baiting question “can women have it all.” Le sigh. In celebration of this backlashtastic event, I’ve compiled some of my favorite images that are often the art in these kinds of articles: The mean/frazzled/distracted working white mom (because WOC don’t exist in this narrative) who has been fooled into thinking she can have it all by feminism. Good times.

Note: I haven’t read the piece (it’s not out yet) and for all I know is a scorchingly awesome piece of feminist writing. But the headline/art/cover is just too awful and (knowingly) plays into the anti-feminist cliche the search for work/life balance is greedily trying to have “it all.”

Awesome, but my favorite trope is still Manic Pixie Dream Girl. (ya’ll)

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    The article is here: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/07/why-women-still-cant-have-it-all/309020/ It’s a...
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    I’ve read the article and it’s actually a pretty good read. Not at all what you’ve mentioned you think it is.
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    Ah, yes, visual rhetoric constructs of how bad working (White) mothers are. Sigh.
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    Oh, The Atlantic. You are so good at the having Ta-Nehisi Coates working for you part of publishing a magazine, and so...
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    How far we have come. Or not.