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24 Ways Our Working Mothers Had It Easier Than We Do

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If your mom did work in the 70’s and 80’s, she was more likely to work part time than you are. This is because moms were still seen as the managers of the household, even if they helped contribute to the family coffers. They worked shorter hours than their male counterparts and than you probably do. You, modern lady, are much more likely than your mom to work full time and yet still take on the majority of the household chores as well as serve as the chief medical officer of the family. Your mom only had a 30 some percent probability of participating in the workforce. Yours is in the seventies. When moms did work it was usually in fields pigeonholed for ladies. Nursing. Secretaries. Teachers. You have all the advantages (wooo, feminism!) but also all the drawbacks (boo, society still in need of catching up) of being able to reach higher in your career than your mother was encouraged to.

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