Stuff I read this week, stuff that made me stop and think:
After his fall from grace, urban minister Justin Cox is no longer Superman. It’s hard living up to our own reputations. Maybe it’s time to embrace our Kryptonite. Becoming Superman, Red Boots and All, by Justin Cox (Don’t be put off by the strange looking photos of Superman impersonators). It’s worth the read.
The myth of the 50-50 partnership. Call it an unfair advantage, but women with families pay a higher price for success in the workplace, simply because they have a harder time disengaging from home. The title sounds like it’s about business, but it’s really about what women (and men) have been struggling with for a long time. What Facebook’s IPO Means for Women, by Penelope Trunk
Do women still believe we can have it all? I used to think so, but I think it’s more realistic — and a lot less stressful — to have a broader view of success. Marissa Meyer becomes CEO of Yahoo and proves women cannot have it all, another take by Penelope Trunk.
As a recovering perfectionist, I’ve found a lot of camaraderie in the blogosphere. It’s almost trendy to be flawed. Is imperfect the new perfect? Imperfectionism: Why the cult of Jennifer Lawrence matters, by Alexandra Petri.