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Grow up: Life Has Trade-offs

Dancing Bear Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 12:54 AM
Honestly, in most professions today women have a HUGE advantage over women due to the way employment laws are written. The discrimination is the other way around now. And indeed, if women choose not to parent their children (let us be honest) then they can do as well if not much better than men. That is stubborn truth. No fun for feminists but it is what it is. Ouch.
MichiganWife85 Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 10:10 PM
I'm assuming you meant "....in most professions today women have a HUGE advantage over men..."

But you are absolutely right, it is true that when women work they are choosing not to parent their children. Just the reality, no matter what they want to believe otherwise. Being a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) who quit her job when she had her first child I can attest to this quite honestly and vehemently.

I have a girlfriend with a baby that she tosses in daycare because she works full time but she still insists that her daughter comes first. I asked her, "How can she come first when she's away from you with strangers most of the day?"

When you ask a mother who works full time this they never have an answer....or a coherent one anyway.
Anne-Marie Slaughter's eye-catching Atlantic article, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," is being greeted with a certain reverse snobbery. We've been reminded that the choices and challenges of women with advanced degrees are hardly typical and not the sort of thing that should divert us from the problems of the middle class.

Perhaps. But there are millions of women in the upper middle class and the culture they create and reflect affects everyone. Besides, Slaughter deserves some credit for honesty. As she recounts in the piece, when she mentioned to a friend that she was considering writing that women can't have...