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The Feminine Mistake

The Feminine Mistake

Author: Leslie Bennetts

Year Published: 2007

Description: In The Feminine Mistake, author Leslie Bennett posits that balancing a career and parenting obligations is not only realistic for most women, but also the best choice for all parties involved. Through interviews with hundreds of women, she concludes that mothers who choose to "opt out" of the workforce—even temporarily and when doing so is financially viable based on a spouse's income—forfeit the many benefits that come with self-sufficiency, which relate to not only finances, but also physical and mental wellbeing.

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'It has become inescapably clear that choosing economic dependency as a lifestyle is the classic feminine mistake. No matter what the reasons, justifications, or circumstances, it's simply too risky to count on anyone else to support you over the long haul.'

The Feminine Mistake

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