A New York Times article reports a new trend — women at elite colleges saying that they want to get on the mommie track:
“At Yale and other top colleges, women are being groomed to take their place in an ever more diverse professional elite. It is almost taken for granted that, just as they make up half the students at these institutions, they will move into leadership roles on an equal basis with their male classmates.
“There is just one problem with this scenario: many of these women say that is not what they want.
“Many women at the nation’s most elite colleges say they have already decided that they will put aside their careers in favor of raising children….”
Before you think that women are giving up entirely on work outside the family, the story goes on to report that many plan to continue working but on a different basis:
“The interviews found that 85 of the students, or roughly 60 percent, said that when they had children, they planned to cut back on work or stop working entirely. About half of those women said they planned to work part time, and about half wanted to stop work for at least a few years.”
The story is just catching up to what IWF has been saying for years — that women make different choices from men about their working lives.
It is these different choices, not sex discrimination, explains the slight wage gap between men and women — the wage gap that feminists enlarge by ignoring the choices women make in their professional lives.
The interesting thing about the story was the amazement it expressed that highly-educated women actually might want to stay home with their children.