Has she ever written a book?No?Then let’s move on……
“Instead, my female peers and I see-“
“As a result, when I talk to my female friends-“
Oh good, more anecdotes. Glad to see you’re providing a good basis for reasoned discussion.
“There is no discussion of changing the way companies are run, or the way child-care is handled. My peers have accepted that in order to be as successful as our male counterparts, we will have to do all they do and more. If we cannot, we have to be comfortable forsaking our careers.”
What, you mean that it actually takes a lot of work to have both a career and raise a child? Who could have ever figured that one out. I find it interesting that you think companies should be run in such a way as to be perfectly accommodating to you and your wants. What are you going to do to deserve these special measures?
“As a result of the increasing pressure for our generation of women to break through the glass ceiling,“
Assuming that this glass ceiling really exists and isn’t just the product of your feminist delusion, who exactly is putting this pressure on women? Because it’s clearly not men who are doing it. It can’t be society because you people claim that society is set up to oppress women and keep them down. So who is saying that women have to succeed or they’ve somehow failed the sisterhood……….
So you know that most women want to be mothers and raise children. However you pressure them into going into a career while also being mothers. Then once in the career you pressure them into achieving the top positions, the ones that will require the most work to get to and maintain. Then when they can’t live up to the Herculean task that you’ve told them they have to perform if they want to not fail their sisters you declare that we need more feminism to solve the problem. That’s a pretty sweet racket you’ve developed there.
Why does it always have to be “break through the glass ceiling”? Why is it women always need to strive for the top positions in your eyes. What about just being good at your job, whatever it is. Why is that never enough apparently? You do realize that very few men are at the top as well.
“For many of my peers, it will not be until they are faced with the difficulties of raising children while managing a demanding career that the obvious differences between the sexes will become overbearing.”
Ooooh!I just had a brainstorm. What if we created this system wherein a woman who wants to have a child finds another person willing to do the work of a full time job and support her and the child, say maybe the babies father, and this would allow the woman to spend all of her time raising the child and ensuring that it grows up being taken care of and provided for. The two can even work together to look after the kid, maybe live in the same house. We can even give it a special name, and give the couple tax breaks and certain perks and rights to make the job easier. They can even have their own special decoder rings, maybe out of gold. I’m not sure what we’d call that, but we should definitely have something like it.
Hey, are you over it now? Or do I have to keep the show going solo?
N-no……I think I can handle this now. Would you mind if I took the reigns for a bit?
It’s all you dawg.
“At that point, many women will decide (understandably so) that family is more important than work, and they will drop out of the race to the top,“
But why,Miss Reed, must it be a race to the top? As my opposite has already alluded to, why is it never acceptable to simply be good at ones job. You do realize that most men are not at the top either. There is only so much space at the top, which is why you have to compete for a spot. If you are attempting to do your corporate job and raise a child, this is going to place you at a disadvantage against those who do not have to do that. Nothing society does, short of raising your child for you, is likely to make it any easier on you. Which is, I am guessing, why at no point in this you stop to give any actual examples of the types of changes you think there should be. You merely demand that changes be made. There are only so many hours in a day Miss Reed, you cannot do everything. So there is the uncomfortable truth that you will have to face wherein you will have to make decisions on which aspects of your life to sacrifice. If your idea of having a family and working your way to the top is leaving your child with a nanny all day or at daycare all day and then coming home late and ignoring the child because you are exhausted from a day of work or you still have a large amount of take-home work to do. Perhaps you should then not have a child, because you clearly don’t really care about raising it.
You speak consistently as though not being both a corporate CEO and a fantastic mother is some failing of both the woman in question and of human society.It is not. It is a failing of the egos of you and people like you who wish to have everything in life given to them easily, but have little desire to work or sacrifice for them.
“thereby perpetuating the statistics we see today that, despite female domination in higher education, men continue to rule the world.“
How exactly do men “rule the world”? Allow me to explain something called an apex fallacy, Miss Reed. There is a distinct difference between ‘the people in power are men’ and ‘men have the power’. They are not interchangeable. The janitors who mop the floors of your ivy-league urinals do not “rule the world”. Nor do the legion of groundskeepers who tend the lawns. Nor do the garbagemen, the men in the cafeteria who cook your meals, the road crews who maintain the roads you drive on, and several billion other men all of whom do menial, difficult, labour-intensive jobs to earn a living because their parents could not get together enough money to send them to one of the most exlcusive schools in her country to study law. Just for the sole purpose of you to come onto the internet and voice your complaints of how men have it so much better than you.
Perusing your words in this article again, I must say, the degree of self-entitlement you display is both astounding and revolting.
“Society’s failure to recognize the very real differences between men and women when discussing feminism today“
So then men and women are different, you admit. Then perhaps this difference is the reason that you see more men at the top. Or why women opt out of careers to have children. Maybe it is not society, or elves, or a need for female empowerment, maybe it is simply that people are making choices and you don’t like the choices that they’re making. Perhaps it is not society that fails to recognize the difference, perhaps it is you. Did you perhaps consider that? That perhaps it is your perspective that is flawed and that your perspective might be wrong or unrealistic?
Dude. She’s a feminist.
…….ah yes, of course, A silly question.
“For many of my friends in college and now law school, the weight of the gender binary will not truly be felt until their first job. In the meantime, on a day-to-day basis, my peers and I read about women who can “do it all” a-la Sheryl Sandberg and Beyoncé.”
Oh good. More anecdotal shit.
“Where are the articles about new tech companies that are redefining how maternity leave should be approached?”