Our thanks to Jeff for this. He also suggested I point to the interesting comments stream. An example, from Jim (London):
Articles like this have been along many times before and yet women are still falling for the myth that they can have it all. They can try to have it all but then everyone else has to suffer too including their husbands and kids.
In order to prove that they are real feminists they have to be even harder, even more aggressive than the men and only succeed in making the workplace even less pleasant than it needs to be, c.f. what happened to the unfortunate Professor Tim Hunt. What a ghastly shower those supposed scientists were! His words may have been ill-advised but his glittering career shouldn’t have been sacrificed on the altar of feminism. It’s simply not worth it.
Unfortunately, I have to say that women alone are to blame for their problems. Even the language that they use is intended to wound other women: the women who have it all are “strong” women and so, by implication, women who don’t are “weak”. It amuses me no end that even the vocabulary they use is vindictive.
A good final point there. It’s easy to forget that feminists use shaming tactics on women as well as on men. It’s time for more women to start publicly identifying as anti-feminists, like these wonderful women.