osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,
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When Flexibility Hurts -- why is this a "women's issue?"

What continues to be a problem is that this is regarded as a "Women's issue." The usual justification is that it is a "woman's issue" because care of children is primarily a woman's responsibility. This, of course, makes it a self-fulfilling prophecy.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/20/opinion/low-paid-women-want-predictable-hours-and-steady-pay.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120920

In a functioning society, work/life balance would be regarded as a general issue for society as a whole (as it is in a handful of countries like Sweden), with the driving policy question how to create opportunities for parents to suitably provide for their dependent children.
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