Sunday, November 17, 2013

Anne-Marie Slaughter Causes Ruckus with Knitting Comment

Anne-Marie Slaughter, president of the New America Foundation, caused a little online dustup last week with comments about retirement planning. Speaking at the Washington Ideas Forum on why women fall behind, she made these comments, as reported by The Atlantic:
It will also take time, she said, to change the notion that men and women should focus single-mindedly on their careers until the age of 55 and then ease into retirement. With life spans climbing into the mid-80s, Slaughter pointed out, “that leaves 30 years—30 years of what? You’re going to knit?”