The authors of The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match: How Today's Strong Women Can Find Love and Happiness Without Settling (WilliamMorrow, April 2014) share why the following is so off-base.
Even today, with so many married women in the workforce, myths about working women abound, and the so-called mommy wars, pitting career-oriented women against stay-at-home moms, continue. Here, we debunk five of the most common misstatements about working women. Photo by Getty Images
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1. The so-called career woman chooses work over love.
"She's cold-hearted." "She cares more about her work than about her husband (or children.)" "She's not a very maternal person." Women work for lots of reasons, but none of them has to do with a preference for work over love. This myth underscores some of the gender-role bias against women with careers. At one time, social norms restricted women to narrow definitions of