Caregiver: Chapter Analysis

Such A Pity...: Author explained how she struggled balancing her dream job working for Clinton in Washington and her personal life. Her decision to go home resulted in her peers/ audience’s disappointment. Chapter 1: Author explains why the three mantras are only half-true, and explained she felt like she is sacrificing loved one's well being for her own aspirations. Author also explained the meaning of balancing and how some women who took breaks go into mommy track, which they usually are given less promotion opportunities. Chapter 2: Author discusses the misconception of man having to be the income provider in a family and that love, stability and consistency are ways of providing too. She also claimed women want what men have but are …show more content…
She also stated how the society does not value caregiver and we judge people based on our assumption instead of their work result. Chapter 5: Author explains caring is being devalued by the society because it believes anyone can do it and there is no competition, but later clarify that it actually takes a lot of experience, different knowledge and skills. Caregivers are actually better leaders in society and deserves social prestige as they don’t expect return and know how to give others space. Caregiver usually are women and we devalue “woman job” compared to “man job.” Chapter 6: Author indicates that money and masculinity are still deeply intertwined and social norms are mistreating men as fathers who don’t know how to take care of children or they are either jobless or disable husbands. Author also said that men needs role model who do not see not being the breadwinner in the family as a …show more content…
Author also gave perspectives from not just straight men and women, but also gays and lesbians and the struggles they encounter, which I think it shows that the writer is unbiased. However, I agree with some of the writer’s audiences when they say writer’s race and privileged background prevents her from speaking for those vast majority of women across the country. Although writer provided examples of reader telling her that her experience spoke to them, the “examples” were white women as well. To conclude, I really enjoyed writer’s perspective on valuing caregivers and support women taking high positions in firms while able to fit care and career, though I wish writer would explore the perspectives of women from minority

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