I seldom comment on serious matters because I don't view myself as political enough but this issue/news article is something that made me ponder so much.
Read it from here Having babies is 'barrier to equality'.
I am job hunting. Ive been out of job since I got pregnant. To be honest I am scared to advertised myself but I have to do it because I dont know any other platform to get a job. Blogging is what I know. I am scared because it been awhile and my job uses technology that evolves so fast I can't keep up when I was working and it left me behind when i stopped.
Meaning I might have forgotten the old knowledge that I have before (you really loses things that you dont use) and I am not updated with the new things that they use now.
In the article the former Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone said:
‘I think that it [having a baby] is a bit of a setback to women because it gives an opportunity – whether it’s in commerce, politics or wherever you work – to men to climb the ladder faster. There is a period of a woman’s life – where she may need to take a break or work at a different rate,’ she continued.
It might be true in my case sadly. But the thing is I know some other mom who is still blazing in their field in the same ways the guys are.
I was just left out because I stopped so long that my contemporaries left me. They now know more and are faster in doing the things that we use to do at the same speed before. Even the ones that are under me are now ahead of me.
So I would like ot think that she is wrong. I think the reason why you are left behind its cuz you stopped too long. Women might have stopped but if they go back faster they dont lose their momentum.
The barrier to equality really is the old norm that guys are the main income earner hence they should be paid more and the mums are just helping so they can do with a salary thats less compared to the guys.
I might be wrong. As i told you I have been in hiatus for so long that I dont think I am allowed to comment on these things anymore cuz im .. I am no longer in touch….
I wish that I didnt stopped this long but I think that my baby deserved the time that I spent on/with him and is spending with him now. I want a freelance job because I can work in an environment that wont intimidate me, that I am comfortable with: our house, our home. Reading articles like this doesnt really help in making my self esteem go better. But it is true, a reality to some of us mums (and I think some of the dads too that needs to stop due to recession or some other reasons) who stopped working for our child/children.
When we stopped, our contemporaries (men or women) moves ahead of us.
Wow I am so serious hehe… on the bright side I decided to go back to working (no jobs available though..yet) and i would like to think that given time I would go back where i left of..
Gimme some lovin people =P give me a job =)