When Leaning In Isn’t Enough

Your Take: Sheryl Sandberg's advice to middle-class women is a bit unrealistic for today's world.

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Chirlane McCray is a writer and loving partner to New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio. She is the mother of two teenagers and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. You can follow her on Twitter.

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