WOMEN
09/20/2013 10:49 am ET Updated Nov 20, 2013

Trying To Be Perfect Is Destroying Us All

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Yes, it's a little bit funny when a woman who holds a top position says all the women should take a lesson from her and not worry so much about being so perfect at all the things, but hey, who knows better than the lady at the top what the price of perfection is?

When I first read about Debora Spar's new book, Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection, I thought, here is another book laying the problems of feminism at younger feminist's feet. Really, this NPR piece kind of made me feel that way at first -- even the headline, that "Today's 'Wonder Women' Must Reframe Feminism" -- feels like we're being told that we are thinking of ourselves too much and not enough of the bigger issues:

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