AreJay711 wrote:Yes that is what I'm saying, if they want to be happy. I don't think the article is saying women are upset because they are not allowed to pursue their expectations but because they are harder to achieve. Lots of men do not have rewarding careers. Lots of men hate their job and only do it to support the other things that are important to them. Throw an additional non-certain requirement for fulfillment on and people will be less fulfilled.
Then I think you're underselling yourself and all of women-kind.
I'm sort of yanking your chain here... but also, NOT.
The problem is that women have been told that we can "have it all" - just like men.
Only the men haven't signed on to that proposal.
So the reality is, I can have family, garden, career... but I also have laundry, shopping, cleaning. Which utterly sucks. And I think that the answer is not to have women strive for less, but to have everyone evaluate what they are good at and what they want. The husband in the picture isn't loving his gig and isn't so great at it? Stay at home! Raise the kids and the carrots! Be happy - and let your wife be happy, doing what she loves. I just think that telling women to lower their expectations isn't thinking the thing through. Maybe we would all be better off it we changed our expectations, across the board, KWIM?