- Peggy Drexler: Sheryl Sandberg lauds Paul Ryan for linking speaker post to his parenting. Ironic, since Ryan opposes paid family leave
- She says Sandberg is calling attention to issue of work/life balance, but what Ryan demands is available to few workers, especially women
Peggy Drexler is the author of "Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers and the Changing American Family" and "Raising Boys Without Men." She is an assistant professor of psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and a former gender scholar at Stanford University. Join her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @drpeggydrexler. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)It's hard not to be at least a little cynical about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's recent endorsement of Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's statement that he'd consider the position of House speaker only if it did not interfere with his role as husband and father. "I cannot and will not give up my family time," Ryan said Tuesday, adding that his children "are in the formative, foundational years of their lives."