We are back from break.
We decided to reread Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” published in the Atlantic in the summer of 2012. One of her arguments is that the difference between the maternal and paternal bond is the reason that a woman is more likely than a man to sacrifice career for family.
It is often claimed that “biology” is the reason for the difference between the maternal and paternal bond. This is only a hypothesis and we don’t see how it can ever be proven. This is because we cannot separate nature from nurture.
Many factors could be considered as parents decide how to balance their career and family responsibilities. They might consider career flexibility, career trajectory, and income as well as the preferences of the individuals. We believe that the construction of gender in our society affects all of these variables and we that this construction is manmade.