The Wall St. Journal had a story last week that it's important to read the directions before pouring the detergent into the washing machine. It is apparently more concentrated these days and using too much is bad for the washer and the clothes.
And then it said women do about 76 per cent of the washing. That got me thinking. Men help out more than they did back in the day, but women still seem to do the majority of the washington, cooking, cleaning, child care and all the rest and are expected not to be exhausted at the end of the day but ready to please their man in bed. And, oh yes, that's on top of holding a full time job and trying to move up the career ladder while competing against men who can put their major emphasis on their careers.
That got me thinking about what our women readers think about women's role in society today. You gave some very thoughtful answers last week about the question of sexism in America.
So I thought I'd ask your opinions about women's role in our society. There's an old joke that what women feel they need is a wife. Are they being asked to wear too many hats? Can a woman move up the career ladder while being a wife and a mother?Is it tougher moving up the ladder because you have more responsibilities along with all the stuff at home? Does the man in your life help out at home as much as you want him to?
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