That simple yet oh-so-complicated question: “Will you be going back to work after the baby is born?”
In a recent article from Cosmopolitan, Lori Fradkin tells her story of being asked the gender-specific question all too many times.
“Policy changes might make it easier for women to remain in the workforce — and some mothers will likely choose not to work regardless — but attitudes matter too. After all, what’s the point of encouraging little girls to work hard in school, get good grades, apply for college, and secure a job after graduation if we then turn around and say to them, essentially, “So, are you still planning to use all that?”
More needs to be done to support women and their working choices, and the right support makes all the difference.