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Opting In

Not All Working Women Can 'Lean In'

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Caroline Fredrickson

Rarely, if ever, do we ask how those women without high wages, paid leave, affordable child care, or flexible schedules juggle their desperate need to earn money with caring for their family. But this is the big question that we all should be asking, because it turns out that there are real consequences for all of us.

Hope Perlman: Opted Out or Shut Out?

Hope Perlman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Women
Hope Perlman

I can't help thinking that they didn't want to go back to the same careers they had before because the reasons they left are still inherent in them. Those careers remain incompatible with a reasonably balanced life.

Lisa Belkin

What Mothers Really Want: To Opt In Between (INFOGRAPHIC) | Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents

The discussion over Opting Back In continues, in response to Judith Warner’s New York Times Magazine cover story this weekend, "The Opt-Out Generati...

I Wrote The Original 'Opting Out' -- Here's How Little Has Changed

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.09.2013 | Women

Ten years ago, the chatter filled my inbox. Today, it is filling Twitter and Facebook. But while the medium is different, the message is surpr...

Why Men Opting Out Should Make You Angry -- And Create Change

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.23.2012 | Women
Lisa Belkin

I have always wondered whether there would be the same anger at a story about men choosing to ratchet back their careers -- work less, earn less, climb less of the ladder. It looks like I am getting the chance to find out.