Boomer feminists question WHY we would even ask Palin how she will balance family and career. Their argument: They wouldn't ask a man the same question.
Xer feminists are more likely to ask WHY would she want to?
Brazen Careerist Penelope Trunk argues that we have standards for parenting and neither a man or woman in her situation (five kids including a special needs infant) should be focusing this much attention on their career. And Penelope is a CEO of her own company.
At the Wall Street Journal, Katty Kay and Claire Shipman authored an opinion piece pointing to the fact that the majority of working mothers are fed up with 60-hour-work weeks and demand more flexibility. They point to a term coined by The Economist: Womenomics.
"Mrs. Palin is actually putting a spotlight on a new women's movement we call "Womenomics." Thanks to women's fast-growing market value we can finally live and work in a way that wins us time and avoids that agonizing choice of career or kids. Today as never before women can define success on their own terms," they write.