[Parentsgroup-list] Good thread on Mothering.com

wenc at fas.harvard.edu wenc at fas.harvard.edu
Sat Oct 6 22:16:47 EDT 2007

There's an interesting discussion thread in progress on my favorite parenting
board, Mothering.com, on the issue of high-status professional jobs still being
structured around the idea of having a stay-at-home wife.

The proposal: that SAHM-ing (stay-at-home mom) actually makes life worse for
working mothers (AND working fathers who want to spend more time with their
kids) because then the current model/expectation of a total separation between
work and life never fundamentally changes.  Some good disagreement and
discussion--much better than your typical Mommy Wars stuff.


(There's also often good discussion in the Working/Student Mamas thread there,
BTW--a Professor Mamas thread, people finishing dissertations, etc...)

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