But let me share a few thoughts. It appears that "motherhood" is taking another hit. The research indicates that smart women are dropping out of their careers to be -- wait for it -- mothers, of all things. It appears it is "motherhood" is detrimental to professional lives. The authors and researchers say it's time to stop blaming other reasons women are not doing well in the field, and blame the true culprit -- their desires to be 'mothers'.
Okay, it makes sense -- if you want to 'leave' and have a family, you can't expect to climb the corporate ladder and reach the top from the nursery. We get it. But what's the point here? Are you telling women to choose? Clearly they're making their choices. You certainly are not suggesting that the corporate world do anything to alter this. So, what are you doing with this research? Not much, except perhaps to ease your collective conscious that it's not bad hiring practices that cause women to fall behind in the business world. Hope you feel better.
But there I'm not so sure, these guys are totally right. Perhaps what they're saying is true when it comes to advanced scientific jobs -- but surely, if we studied other jobs -- would not men still be considered preferred for the very reasons that they won't go on 'maternity leave'? Just thinking. Here's the article.
Motherhood “Detrimental” to Women’s Scientific Careers, Study Concludes
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