Is Becoming Supermom Really the Only Answer?

Interesting article in today’s New York Times about The Japanese Prime Minister’s efforts to support women, moms in particular, in growing their careers.
I’m excited to see support for women in achieving their career goals and an acknowledgement that there’s a meaningful difference in the realities men and women face in the workplace.
I’m also glad to see continued focus on this issue and the media’s willingness to keep the conversation going about the challenges women face when trying to achieve their personal and professional goals.
What I’m struggling with in this article is what the title implies. Career moms, in order to realize their goals, must become super-human. We must become Supermom, in order to achieve parity with our male counterparts.
What about men becoming Superdads? What about support for men to take on an equal share of childcare and other domestic responsibilities?
Let’s continue the conversation, lovingly raise our kids and look for ways to support each other without expecting anyone to be super-human on an every day basis.
What do you think? Jump in and join the conversation.

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