[Content Note: Feminist caricatures; misrepresentation of privileged women's experiences as all women's experiences.]
Meghan Casserly in Forbes: Is 'Opting Out' the New American Dream For Working Women?
First of all: Yawn.
Obviously everything about this piece is terrible. I won't even try to deconstruct all the ways in which it is failful (I'll leave that to you in comments), but I will note that this—"Forget the corporate climb; these young mothers have another definition of success: setting work aside to stay home with the kids."—made me LOL for realz.
I love that in the year of our lord Jesus Jones two thousand and twelve, there are still people writing about "staying home with the kids" like it's bon-bons and soap operas, and treating "work" and "parenting" as mutually exclusive concepts.
[H/T to Jessica Valenti.]