Many fought for women to have equal rights to education and to jobs and careers - quite rightly.
Now that this has in large measure been achieved, what I am seeing is young women who are completely exhausted by being both parents and career women; women who are finding it very hard to do-it-all.
There are young women who feel under pressure to have a career, and feel judged if they choose to stay home and look after their children for a period of time. That seems very sad to me, and is particularly worrying. And many worry about how they will get back on the career ladder.
None of this was a huge problem for me as I was never one for climbing the greasy pole - I was content to be at home for 5 years, and then picked up my career bit by bit with no wish to "get to the top", but just to do a good job on the ground rather than climb the ladder and finish up in management rather than action.
Has the cost of achieving a level of equality been at an unforeseen high price? Is this because many women still bear the brunt of home tasks as well as childcare outside of their career? Maybe this relates to the fact that there has not been an equal change of attitude towards men being at home to parent. Googling paternal leave came up with the fact that in most countries where this exists, most men do not take this up.
Some of these young women I see appear completely exhausted and are in many ways getting the worst of both worlds.
Just wondered what people thought?
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