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Re: Why the Widening Gender Gap in Computer Science?

On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 4:03 AM, Lesley Binks
<lesley.binks@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Society itself demands that men earn more than women and that women
> shouldn't have high responsibility high earning positions in order to
> uphold the status quo with respect to rearing families
> i.e. with the mother at home or at least expected to assume most
> child-based responsibility.
> While it is entirely posible for a woman to delegate some of this
> activity to nannies and other staff they have to have an expectation
> of the relevant salary to be able to afford to employ staff to do such
> work as well
> as support from their partner and their employment if not their
> immediate family and that package is, in my experience, very rare
> indeed.

or ... that task goes to the father...  (why is that option missing?
it's far far more common than nannies, at least in my "society")

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