how does what you do on the outside impact your feelings on the inside?

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how does what you do on the outside impact your feelings on the inside?
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Mon, 10-11-2010 - 11:45am

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I would never have taken childrearing on if I'd only considered it a task - it's part of what makes me me.

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Hi Sue,

Living amongst a throng of engineers (:smileysurprised: how do you like my plural engineer choice from rocket island) I love how

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I have never considered being a mother as my identity since I always had a career outside the home, but what was surprising to me after I had my first child is that I actually WANTED to take more time off than I was allowed to.

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I have NEVER felt that being a mother was my "identity", HOWEVER, I see scrubbing the toilet as a "necessary task", and child-rearing as somewhat more than that. There are several ways to make women more financially powerful, and socially dominant, but they do NOT include making child-rearing just a "necessary task".

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Hi Liz,

I

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Hi Sam,


Thanks for sharing the fantastic visual on motherhood/dadhood!

What would your daughters think about their guy wanting to take on this level of committment?

Some of the nytimes article really made me think ...........I haven't quite had time to digest it fully, but I thought I would share..

I don't know when we look

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I think the ship is done gone and sailed.

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It's sad that employers are still asking women those types of personal questions, but not men.

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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Artificial uteruses, lol! That's what it would take for true gender equality.

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

Avatar for suzyk2118
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Yeah, it's kinda wild having both dh and I having math degrees (and physics and EE for me, and more math and business for dh) and ds hates math!

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