Appearing on HLN’s Dr. Drew Tuesday night, Princeton University professor and former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter who recently wrote the controversial cover story "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" in “The Atlantic”.
In the article, she asks if women can have both a successful career and a family.
Slaughter stepped down as the first female director of policy planning for the State Department after just two years because she wanted to spend more time with her sons at home in Princeton, N.J.
She spoke candidly with Dr. Drew about how her 14-year-old son started skipping classes, failing courses and “heading off into a path where he was going to start to face some life consequences,” while she was away for an extended period of time. Slaughter felt that two parents were better than one, and it was apparent that her troubled son needed her.
She stated, “We have to ask workplaces, if they want to keep the kind of talent they’ve got in working women, to listen to what women need and do their best to accommodate," adding, “We’re investing in our children. We are investing in society.”
Hear the full discussion in the video player above.
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