What Do Women Want?
12:02 PM, Apr 13, 2012 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Evidently, neither of the all or nothing alternatives so furiously argued yesterday in a major battle between the stay-at-homes vs. the working moms. According to the most recent polling data I could find, most women would, unsurprisingly, prefer something of a compromise:
This preference is far too rational and prudential to excite political shock troops and send them into action, which probably explains why it didn't get much play yesterday on the battle scarred fields of Twitterstan. A compromise solution, not ideal, but better than either of the alternatives? How boring.
Yesterday's debate was, of course, mostly notional. The unemployment/underemployment rate makes finding a job of any kind difficult for just about everyone. A willingness to be a working mom doesn't guarantee that you'll find work. But should the economy come back, employers might take note of this preference and hire accordingly. They could get good help by making some adjustments.
Okay. That's it for this halftime, public service message.
Now, back to the War on Women!
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