Sunday, August 21, 2016

"Why Women Still Can't Have It All" Gets a Shout-Out in New Movie "Equity"

Published four years ago in The Atlantic, Anne-Marie Slaughter's seminal article "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" continues to resonate in popular culture.

The latest example: A very brief scene in the new movie "Equity," about three women working on Wall Street, two at an investment bank and one as a government prosecutor. Women's issues such as ambition, sexual harassment, pregnancy and family life weave through the movie. In one scene, a main character reads an article on her cell phone. And she's looking at . . . Why Women Still Can't Have It All," with Slaughter's name visible at the bottom of the screen. The article's theme fits well with the content of "Equity." But you have to look very fast or the scene will fly by.