Can Women Have It All? Mindy Kaling Tells the Brutal Truth


In our most recent issue, we focused on one of the most debated topics of our time. Can women really have it all? Can we bring home the bacon and fry it? In addition to a successful career, can we become the ideal mother and homemaker, keep the flame burning in our relationship and find a way to keep in shape?

Some women claim that with intense ambition and good time-management, this dream is totally achievable. Well, according to comedian and actress Mindy Kaling, some women can “have it all,” but there’s a catch.

Kaling, who stars in, produces and writes for The Mindy Project, recently graced the June 2015 cover of InStyle magazine. In the cover story, Kaling calls attention to a joke in the show that actually shines light on her true opinion.

“There was one joke that I’m surprised was not flagged,” Kaling told InStyle. “The character Danny doesn’t want Mindy to go back to San Francisco to start a fertility clinic; he wants her to stay in New York, stop working, and take care of their family … She’s like, ‘It’s the 20th century, Danny. A woman can work and have a baby with no problem. I mean, rich women can.'”

“It was such a risky joke, but I find it utterly true,” she revealed. “The only people writing those articles [about having it all] are women who are doing very well or come from money. But we make it sound like it’s a totally universal thing.”

To be frank, we’re glad someone said it. Women shouldn’t feel as if they have failed because they couldn’t juggle a million things at once. We must all remember that circumstances play such large part.

Besides, more and more women are starting to realize that maybe the question isn’t “Do you have it all?” but rather “Do you love all that you have?”



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