For decades, feminism has argued the case for getting women into the workplace. Affirmative action, support schemes, paid maternity leave... all valuable devices, and yet still we agonize over why women aren't better represented in the boardrooms and ministries of this country. But the answer is so shriekingly obvious, and yet hardly anybody ever acknowledges it. It's because for women, the opportunity to work at those elite levels usually means opting out of having a family. Either that, or working like a lunatic whilst being plagued by personal guilt on one hand and the covert critique of other mothers on the other. The greatest asset male executives, politicians, and sportspeople have enjoyed throughout centuries of success is one that never appears on balance sheets or tax returns. And yet this asset keeps their lives turning over more efficiently than an accommodating accountant or the most obliging of personal assistants. And it is: The Wife.
The Wife Drought
Random House Australia
Why Women Need Wives, and Men Need Lives
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