11 7 / 2012
I hate when people assume that being a CEO or the president of something is so much more challenging / important / valuable than other jobs; like, say, being a homemaker or a social worker. That line of thought is both patriarchy and capitalism at work. Men do the majority of these jobs, so of course they must be more important, right? And they get paid shitloads of money, so of course those jobs are the most valuable, right?
Wrong and wrong. Because those CEO’s wouldn’t have gotten anywhere without the homemaker who birthed, raised and supported them for the first 18 years of their life (maybe longer), many of whom had full- or part-time jobs in addition to the full-time job of parenting. If you don’t think raising children is tough, you’ve never done it.