Reading this article, it looks like most young women accept that childcare will be a higher priority for them than career. And they accept that for their husbands, it career will be a higher priority. Which are the traditional gender roles, and that's what makes me sad. I guess I thought more women were excited to leave behind these traditional roles. I know I am.
I think motherhood was my mom's main career goal when she was in college. I know she loved/loves being a mom, and gets/got satisfaction from it. But I also know she felt frustrated and trapped at times, especially about being financially dependent on my dad and being kind of unseen, unappreciated power-behind-the-throne in the household.
I'm interested to hear what other would-be lawyers think about the traditional parenting roles and how you plan to handle it in the future. Here's the article:http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/20/national/20women.html