15th April 2012
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“What is “working woman” versus “stay-at-home” code for? For the most part it is code for “what is a woman’s relationship to a man and what is his earning potential?” It’s a paternalistic, sexist framework that subordinates women either way.”
“If a woman “chooses” to be a stay at home mom, because entrenched pay discrepancy, cultural habits and a gender segregated workforce make that “choice” the most logical and financially rational, she is not compensated, either through pay or benefits, for her investment of time and effort and risks her long term financial security.”
“ If you insist on modeling economic policy on an outdated, sluggish, pater-familia model then you will get an outdated, sluggish mater-familia bashing economy.”
Read the whole article so I stop pasting it here, it’s just too good.