Men's lives aren't plagued with—or, hell, defined by—the daunting task of successfully balancing their professional and personal lives. They don't call themselves "working dads" or fret about "having it all." For them, a career and a family is a given. Good, old fashioned sexism aside—why? What do they have that we don't? The answer: a wife.
One of the more constructive aspects of the seemingly endless and increasingly exhausting debate of "having it all" (ugh, a phrase as overused, annoying, and ready for retirement as "threw up in my mouth") is that it started a conversation about what needs to happen in order to enable women to be good mothers and good employees. Policy change is a good start, and something that Anne-Marie Slaughter is championing in a recent piece for The Atlantic, suggesting that: