Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mid-Week Reads: Equality in the Home

Here's more from the amazing Sheryl Sandberg.
"We've made more progress in the workforce in the last 30 years than in the home."
"If we would get to a more even division of labor in the home, more women would have it all."
"We don't make it easy for men to choose to do more in the home."
"Facebook has equal maternity and paternity leave."
"We need to give men choices. We need to make it not just okay, but something men can be proud of, when they're the one who choose to support women's careers."
"The problem is we demand and expect professional success from men, but for women it's optional and potentially threatening."
 "I have an awesome husband. We are at 50-50."
"As a family, we prioritized both of our careers, not just his."
"And that is something that very few women have and it makes all the difference. I tell young women, the most important career decision you'll ever make is who your life-partner is."

Amen. I'm proud to say that I have such an awesome partner in the Guy, and while neither of us is ever going to be as busy or as successful as Sandberg or her husband (who's the CEO of SurveyMonkey, by the way), we're both very happy and very proud of our relationship. (Now watch the video.)

This lifted my mood and I hope it does yours too.

We are all bad feminists.

Deborah writes, beautifully as always, about why it's impossible to raise feminists.

You are not crazy.

9 comments:

batulm said...

a Happy New Year to you, Unmana. And good reads, as usual. Thanks for sharing.

Unmana said...

A very happy New Year to you too, Batul!

darkandcomic said...

Happy New Year, Unmana.. I often visit and read your links - usually very thought-provoking! Wonder when you'll begin your next set of stories? :)

PS: I will be sharing the "You're not crazy" link from your post, via your blog. Hope that's alright.

darkandcomic said...

Happy New Year, Unmana.. I often visit and read your links - usually very thought-provoking! Wonder when you'll begin your next set of stories? :)

PS: I will be sharing the "You're not crazy" link from your post, via your blog. Hope that's alright.

Unmana said...

darkandcomic: Sure, and thanks for reading! I want to get back to writing fiction, but that's not near the top of the long list of things I want to do, so you may have to wait a while!

Nat Dandridge said...

"We are at 50-50."
The most important line in this, in my opinion. A nice read, thanks Unmana:)

Unmana said...

Thank you, new commenter!

A said...

I am regular reader of your blog and especially look forward to the mid week reads. Each and every link is interesting and each time I find the satisfaction. Keep up the good work!

Mukta

Unmana said...

Mukta: Thank you very much! Glad you delurked.