The role of men in a ‘Wonder Women’ world
In a web exclusive interview, Jeffrey Brown talks to Debora L. Spar, who explains why women and men must invite each other to have conversations about uncomfortable subjects in order to improve workplace relations between the sexes.
From professor at the alpha-male Harvard Business School to president of the female-dominated Barnard College, Debora L. Spar says the time has come to talk more about gender differences in the workplace.
“I think that we haven’t dealt enough with the sheer, undeniable fact that women are biologically different from men,” Spar said. “The time has now come to recognize the physicality, which means particularly that once women become mothers … the workforce needs to conform to their reality in new ways.”
In her new book, “Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection,” Spar argues societal expectations that women can “have it all” set women up for failure.
Watch Jeffrey Brown’s full interview with Spar on the Wednesday broadcast of PBS NewsHour. You can live stream the program on NewsHour’s Ustream channel at 6 p.m. EDT or check your the TV listings for your local PBS station.