Sex Class In Sarah Leonard's The Future We Want

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Imagine there are two women sitting across from each other on the bus, one woman name Anna the other Zelda. Anna is a single working mother, who works 10 hours a day. Zelda is a full-time mother who stays at home. However, the difference between these two ladies is that Anna has a job outside the house while Zelda do not. From reading this introduction you can tell that both mothers are both hard workers. Although in society we say it’s an everyday normal life, but it 's not what society encourages. You have to pick and choose it 's either be a full-time mother and get shame for it or be a full-time worker and still get shame for it. So no matter what path a mother picks, in the end, she still gets shame. This idea of having a perfect life …show more content…
She writes about women trying to find balance work life; Women having it all; Women are doing it all; This image and expectation for women to do both providing and being head of the household is false. She brings in problems for being a working woman. When women work other people take care of their children. Leonard goes on, more telling reader about more issue women face, unequal pay women have to deal with at work. Women struggle juggling with family and professional life. The expectation of women should have a nuclear family and the struggle of being a single mother. At the end of her chapter, she brings in solution to try and help fix the problem of a working women …show more content…
Women struggle to balance work and family this expectation of women are unrealistic. Leonard conclusion, about women problem she talks about Nuclear family idea, how woman are expected to watch kids more than men. She goes on to tell us that these mentalities of the woman being domestic need to change. In addition, woman health and childcare issues need to be addressed for women to truly have equal pay and equal rights. I believe for this solution for women is to have a better child care options: an equal pay for women. Because if there, not a good child care options , women work fewer hours, less pay and less likely get the promotion. This is where Leonard brings in her 24-hour child daycare. Leonard goal for utopia can be achieving it just takes time. By allowing woman access to work and balancing family with access to childcare. My proposal of action is gender equality and the empowerment for women is the solution. Society needs to throw away suggestion of woman having to stay at home and seeing her for reproduction only. Once this image is gone worker woman can be taken seriously which lead to equal pay health care for woman and better

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