June 4, 2013
Working moms and guilt trips
Syndicated columnist Connie Schultz shares her personal experience as she comments about the Pew Research Center’s recent study showing that in forty percent of households with children, mothers are either the primary breadwinners or the only providers. Related reading: The same study found that “that the public remains of two minds about the gains mothers have made in the workplace–most recognize the clear economic benefits to families, but many voice concerns about the toll that having a working mother may take on children or even marriage.” Also related to this discussion is an upbeat and informative New York Times opinion piece titled,”The Triumph of the Working Mother,” in which noted author and family history scholar Stephanie Coontz provides evidence of the many positives of women in the workplace. Meanwhile, the negative reaction of a group of men on Fox News has caused quite a stir and angry retorts from even the channel’s own female colleagues!