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The Feminine Mistake

Leslie Bennetts

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Women are constantly being told that it's simply too difficult to balance work and family, so if they don't really "have to" work, it's better for their families if they stay home. Not only is this untrue, Leslie Bennetts says, but the arguments in favor of stay-at-home motherhood fail to consider the surprising benefits of work and the unexpected toll of giving it up. It's time, she says, to get the message across-combining work and family really is the best choice for most women, and it's eminently doable. Bennetts raised two children while earning a living, and understands the challenges and the rewards firsthand. She and millions of other working women provide ample proof that there are many different ways to have kids, maintain a challenging career, and have a richly rewarding life as a result. When women sacrifice their financial autonomy by quitting their jobs, they become vulnerable to divorce as well as the potential illness, death, or unemployment of their breadwinner husbands. The truth is that when women gamble on dependency, most eventually end up on the wrong side of the odds. Not since Betty Friedan has anyone offered such an eye-opening and persuasive argument for why women can-and should-embrace the joyously complex lives they deserve.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:08


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:25


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:44


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:24