IMHO, somebody somewhere did a real number on you.<quoted text>
Worse yet, they have no idea how hard many women (and men) fought to give them the right to a fair place in the workplace. Many similarly have no clue how women in the rest of the world really do suffer. Instead, we feed this fantasy of June Clever, brood mare and consort to executive Ward, as the equal of a female associate at a major law firm working 50 hours a week and still taking care of the kids and the house. Maybe a moron like Lou Dobbs can blame their plight on illegal aliens, he does everything else. I enjoyed your post.
And if you truly know any female associates, you know they probably work more than 50 hours a week and have at least one, if not TWO nannies.
Get over your anger. There's nothing wrong with children needing their moms and their moms wanting to meet that need.
I've done both worlds (working and sahm)- nothing beats being there for your kids if it is at all possible. They're only little once. As Jackie Kennedy said - if you muck up parenthood [paraphrasing] what difference does anything else make?