Articles, talks and other reference material that we found relevant, thought-provoking or informative.
The Ambition Interviews
THE ATLANTIC | DECEMBER 19, 2016
Seven stories about women who were all set to rule the world—and how their careers shook out. The Ambition Interviews began as a project between two friends, Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace, who had attended Northwestern University in the early ’90s. What had happened, they wondered, to all of their brilliant, hard-working friends from their college days? Had life come together as they had hoped?
What It’s Like When a Stay-at-Home Dad Goes Back to Work
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | APRIL 19, 2016
Almost a year ago, our family upended itself and moved from Boston, our home of nearly 15 years, to central Virginia so my husband could accept a position at Southern Virginia University, an up-and-coming liberal arts university.
Why I Put My Wife’s Career First
THE ATLANTIC | OCTOBER 2015
The well-being of children, the status of women, and the happiness of men will depend on whether more fathers are willing to take on primary parenting roles.
How Women Breadwinners Can Save Their Relationships
FORBES | APRIL 21, 2014
Farnoosh Torabi’s new book, When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women, takes on a trend that's posing an ever-greater challenge to married couples: Millions of women earn more than their spouses. As it happens, I'm one of them. According to Torabi, who speaks, writes and does TV spots about personal finance, in a quarter of American households with children under age 18, the mother is the primary source of income.
Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex?
NEW YORK TIMES | FEBRUARY 6, 2014
Not long ago, I was at a dinner party with several couples in their 40s, all married except for my boyfriend and me. The mood was jovial until, over dessert, one guest made an offhand joke about Internet porn.
His wife took issue, and during a tense back-and-forth between them, the rest of us sensed that we were about to learn way too much about their personal lives.
The Secret to Desire in a Long-Term Relationship
TED TALK | FEBRUARY 2013
In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and erotic partner. But as Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise. So how do you sustain desire? With wit and eloquence, Perel lets us in on the mystery of erotic intelligence.
Why Women Still Can’t Have It All
THE ATLANTIC | JULY/AUGUST 2012
It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change.
All the Single Ladies
THE ATLANTIC | NOVEMBER 2011
Recent years have seen an explosion of male joblessness and a steep decline in men’s life prospects that have disrupted the “romantic market” in ways that narrow a marriage-minded woman’s options: increasingly, her choice is between deadbeats (whose numbers are rising) and playboys (whose power is growing). But this strange state of affairs also presents an opportunity: as the economy evolves, it’s time to embrace new ideas about romance and family—and to acknowledge the end of “traditional” marriage as society’s highest ideal.
Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family
BY ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER | RANDOM HOUSE
A powerful, persuasive, thought-provoking vision for how to finish the long struggle for equality between men and women, work and family
Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic
BY ESTHER PEREL | HARPER
One of the world's most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and sex. Mating in Captivity invites us to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust home.