04.01.12 Career & Finances

The Feminine Mistake by Leslie Bennetts

The Feminine Mistake by Leslie Bennetts

The Feminine Mistake begins from the premise that feminism has failed the current generation of women. The baby-boomers who succeeded at rewarding careers while raising their families know how satisfying their lives have been, but today’s young women often only see the downside of balancing work and family. They think the struggle is too difficult, and they don’t foresee the consequences of retiring from the fray. As a result, too many of today’s younger women are making choices that will jeopardize their futures. Bennetts stresses that it is a challenge to do both, but a welcome one. In riveting interviews with a broad range of women across both red and blue states, The Feminine Mistake will explore both the long-term risks of economic dependency and the intellectual, emotional and financial benefits of self-sufficiency. Their stories will inspire younger women to embrace the challenge of figuring out who they are and what they want to do with their lives, instead of giving up and going home.

Comments

  • Julia M.

    Thank you Leslie Bennetts for writing this guiding book for all women. I started and stopped many career paths while raising my 4 children, always struggling with the idea that if I wasn’t there my kids would fail. I realized my mistake of not maintaining my own financial independence and have always preached this life lesson to my children. Thank goodness they listened and though it is difficult to raise their children and stay employed or own their business, they will reap the benefits in their old age. I guess I’ll have them write me pension checks. Your book will be in each of my granddaughter’s Christmas stockings. Thank you again.
    Julia M.

  • Jean

    Purchased this off amazon as well. Thanks for the rec. This is not an easy subject for me to read because of the fear that I am actually not CAPABLE of being self-sufficient, but that’s probably why I should read this book and start challenging that belief.

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