Women judging each other is one of the key mechanisms for the delivery of gender bias.
By Joan C. Williams & Rachel Dempsey (Authors, The New Girls’ Network)
Marissa Mayer is naïve. Or so say a million mommy blogs, and I just can’t get this issue out of my head. Once the baby is born, say the blogs, she will see that a two-week maternity leave is not realistic. This is a typical gender war. Women judging each other is one of the key mechanisms for the delivery of gender bias.
Mind you, I didn’t take a two-week maternity leave. And I was horrified when I heard, in my twenties, of a law-firm partner who said, when a lawyer in his firm took only two weeks, “Now, that’s the responsible way to have a baby.” But that was me, in my particular situation.