Been talking a lot about “Lean In” these days (which, for the record, I found interesting and helpful and highly recommend reading) and I think this piece nicely addresses one of the reasons it still bothers me so much that, despite her experience in government and her enormous platform, Sheryl Sandberg chose to address “internal obstacles” to high-achieving women in the workplace rather than structural/societal ones.
“I wrote a paper in college (‘85) about equal pay for equal work. I mistakenly believed women were making progress and this would have been a non-issue by now. I’m married, and I like other women, carry the burden of being the primary & sometimes sole bread winner.
(Editor’s note: Got this message today, an important one to share on Equal Pay Day)
Most depressing post I’ve seen today in observance of equal pay day. So much more work to be done!