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  • The Feminine Mistake

  • By: Leslie Bennetts
  • Narrated by: Leslie Bennetts
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

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.

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  • couldn't get into it.

  • By diana prince on 09-21-15

A Wonderful Wake-up Call!

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-08

I was so gratified, so happy to hear someone articulate how important it is to nurture your career AND your family. So many of my friends have backed quietly into the stereotypical role of stay-at-home mother, with only their husband's income to keep things going. Today!! This is going on in my generation, right now! I'm planning to send some of them this book as a New Year's present to remind them of a few things: that they are as obligated to support their families financially as their husbands are... that husbands should be asked to make life-changing decisions about career and family (relocate so she can find a job? drive the minivan? quit your job so she can accept a promotion 2,000 miles away? stay home with the sick child? deal with the PTA?) as often as wives are... that fathers can love and nurture their children as well as mothers... that working mothers ARE full-time mothers... that recovering from a 5- or 10-year hole in your resume is hard enough to make you give up, and that you can't afford to do that. Thank you, Leslie, for this logical, methodical, enlightened explanation.

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