restricted access Kicking Back, not Leaning In

Work, and in particular white, professional woman's work is at the center of contemporary feminist discourse. Newspaper articles discuss the glass ceiling and the inner lives of female CEOs; opinion pieces advise on proving oneself at the office without neglecting a family. Fall in love with your job so that it doesn't feel like effort, they say. But don't neglect your family: too much time with that BlackBerry could make your child a "smartphone orphan." A sampling of articles in the past year might lead a person to conclude that the key problem facing women today is how to become better workers.