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Women in Corporate America: Is this 2013 or 1953?

Moreover, Sandberg is a hypocrite because the sort of high-level achievements she is supposedly demanding of all women are only possible if they outsource their most important job -- the raising of humanity's future -- to other women, who are not high-level in either pay or society's admiration. Kids deserve to be raised at home by their loving parents, not to be stuffed into institutions and relegated to the corners and leftovers of their parents' time and attention. Kids do best under their own mothers' care when young and they do worse when, during the school years, they come home to an empty house. They do even better when the father is also available because he works from home. ...
Carl469 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 12:06 PM
I never felt "abandoned" in attending a regular school during K-12. Certain schools are better than others, but most parents are comfortable with participation in their local PTA.
badgerpat Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 12:44 PM
No one was talking about K-12, Carl. The discussion was about day care.
Denise67 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 12:57 PM
If "day care" could be genuine "pre-school" rather than just warehousing, it might not be so bad. However, there are too many day care horror stories so a lot of people don't trust them. Of course, it IS possible to have good experience in so-called "day care." I read someone who had a SAHM but spent a few hours a week in day care anyway just to have experience interacting with other small children and because that particular center was unusually good. Since the Mom had no paid job, there was never a sense the child HAD to be anywhere other than home.
Denise67 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 10:58 AM
The Industrial Revolution separated home and paid workplace, taking Dad away from kids. Other forces later took Mom away. The Computer Revolution may well re-unite home and paid workplace, thus bringing families back together.
Carl469 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 12:07 PM
Why is it that kids need to be with parents 24/7? They need interaction with peers. It's a crucial part of growing up. Parental supervision is important, but smothering is something else.
Denise67 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 12:24 PM
There is a fear by many people that in non-parental care children might be mistreated. Families are smaller these days so it might be worthwhile for parent to ensure play groups or something similar for small children.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 10:34 AM
Funny how the same group of people who swear that humans are mere animals who can't possibly control their biological drives manage to completely ignore that, for the majority of human evolution, not merely the mother but the father as well were at home where the kids were as the children grew and developed.

Is Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg really complaining -- in 2013 -- that "only" 14 percent of executive officers are female, that women earn 77 cents compared to a dollar earned by men, and that women hurt their own advancement by failing to "lean in" and become more assertive?

Is this 2013 or 1953?

In her new book, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead," Sandberg writes that "while women continue to outpace men in educational achievement," women over the last 10 years have "ceased making real progress" in the top ranks of "corporate America."