Skip to comments.Drew Barrymore: Women Can’t Have It All – and Here’s Why
Posted on 04/06/2013 4:50:30 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
It seems like Drew Barrymore can do it all: act, direct, produce, run businesses and be a mom but she confesses that is far from the truth.
I cant and I dont, Barrymore said at Luckys Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference Thursday in Los Angeles.
I was raised in that generation of women can have it all, and I dont think you can. I think some things fall off the table. The good news is, what does stay on the table becomes much more in focus and much more important.
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For any other generation before the 60s, this would have been common sense, but I am glad it is being spoken out loud. There are only 24 hours in a day, and everyone has to choose what is important.
I feel that many of our problems today can be traced to having two parents outside the home. Previous to 2008, we were in a bubble, one which we haven't acknowledged yet. Compared to previous eras, we were in an employment bubble. First it was novelty to have a woman working outside the home, then it was liberating, even for the men. But it eventually became necessary, as both parents were now required to work to be able to afford the McMansion and keep up the payments on the lifestyle.
After the 2008 crash, we all have had time to think about what is important, and having the greatest McMansion is no longer on top of the list. We have so many problems that can be fixed or lessened by having parents at home, from education, childhood obesity, attention deficit disorders, gangs, drugs, teen mothers, that we can start to see how important being at home really is.
After the housing bubble crashed, we have so many unemployed, probably permanently, that the best thing they can do is become a stay at home parent and homeschool their kids. They will have as much positive impact on society than going back to work.
She seems surprisingly smart considering the disaster of a childhood she had.
And maybe because of it. When you have a crap childhood, you have only two choices: repeat it with your own kids -- or find out what it takes to do it better, and do it better.
Hers was certainly as bad as they get in Hollywood.
Anybody watch her on TCM’s “Essential” movie picks with Robert Osborne? She’s wonderfully down to earth and talks with great love about the golden era of Hollywood movies.
Actually that’s one of the things I’ve always respected Jeff Daniels for. He has no love of Hollywood and chooses to live in small town Michigan (Chelsea). He’s a liberal by FR standards but has chosen to make his Purple Rose theater and his family the focus of his life.
Every success of my adulthood I can trace to having a childhood so bad I actually would wish on my worst enemy.
I can’t say those successes were worth it, though: the failures I can trace back are heart-breaking.
Failure to understand this leads you to a mountain of debt and a frantic life full of failure.
The most tragic failure is family. Marriages broken, kids neglected and not growing up to be dysfunctional people who do not understand the value of relationships, only things.
I'm not impressed with her latter-day "conversion." Once a skank, always a skank ... especially in Hollywood. Remember folks, she's an ACTRESS. She gets paid to pretend she's someone she's not.
Did she convert to something?
I didn’t notice.
I noticed she stated that it’s not possible for women to “have it all”.
Which is true.
As Rush would say, “it is what it is”.
No more, no less.
Yes, I enjoyed that.
She resembles her great aunt Ethel.
I can’t say that I know all that much about hollywood skanks, but if she was passed around as a sex toy before puberty it seems more of a failure and debauchery of the adults in her life rather than moral failings on her part at that time. That would take a while to get beyond.
This is a woman who turned her life around COMPLETELY and became a huge success. Bitter much jack hole?
Yes, she is utterly delightful & humble.
Yes, she is utterly delightful & humble.
She seems to be doing well now.
Naive much, doofus?
I hope you can overcome your bitterness and hate.
She’s probably still an Obama-lover.