“While the majority of Americans today — nearly 80 percent — do not think women should return to traditional wife-and-homemaker roles, something shifts when you replace “woman” with “mother”: Just over half of Americans believe children are better off with a mother who is at home full time and does not hold a job. Only 8 percent say the same thing about fathers.”

[Read more about working women on NY Times]

 

While we’ve already come a long way, we’ve still got a lot of work to do in. In the 1950’s, most adult women were married and less than a third of married women worked while less than a quarter of marriages ended in divorce. When divorced, widowed or separated, women still weren’t expected to enter the workforce.

 

During this time, as daughters watched their mothers enter the workforce they realized that working meant independence. With independence, women are much less likely to find themselves stuck in abusive relationships or feel less than themselves.

 

Today, more and more women are entering the workforce and making a positive impact on businesses around the world. While domestic abuse is still a big issue, it’s become a hot button issue as more women understand stand the value of being completely independent.

 

Comments