Thursday, September 22, 2005

We're not Emperor penguins

(9/20/05 NY Times: Many Women at Elite Colleges Set Career Path to Motherhood)

"...Uzezi Abugo, a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania who hopes to become a lawyer, says she, too, wants to be home with her children at least until they are in school.
"I've seen the difference between kids who did have their mother stay at home and kids who didn't, and it's kind of like an obvious difference when you look at it," said Ms. Abugo, whose mother, a nurse, stayed home until Ms. Abugo was in first grade..."

Feminist careerism might make sense were we Emperor penguins whose offspring just need to be fed and shielded from the Antarctic cold until big enough to instinctively know how to fish.

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