MommyJacking: Graduate School Edition
Anyone who’s been reading the blog for a while probably remembers “Dissertation Defense.” This submission is like that, except a little bit crazier. Based on the phrasing, I’m guessing D. is an older woman, so I’d like to cut her some slack. But based on the decades since the Women’s Movement, I also kind of want to shake my fist at her. “C’mon, woman!”, I’d say, “Don’t you realize how dated you sound?!?”
This is a subject I’ve brought up a lot lately, but it really drives me krazay when it’s assumed that women won’t work full-time after having kids. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with getting a graduate degree and giving up your profession a few years later, or even right away — whatever! But what does C. getting her Master’s have to do with providing for children she doesn’t yet have? Isn’t it possible to simply congratulate her on her current accomplishment? She’s already dedicated her graduate studies to learning how to
put up with teach The Children of America. Isn’t that enough for now?
(submitted by Anonymous)