Forbes, " Why (Exactly) Companies Need to Create Women-Friendly Workplaces"

Let’s start with a basic fact: being a woman in the workplace isn’t easy. That is an understatement. The march of women from the home to the workplace, which goes all the way back to early industrialization before becoming a central issue for middle-class feminism in the sixties and seventies, is fraught precisely because it represents a collision of deeply ingrained social expectation: the public sphere belongs to men, the private sphere to women. The entire discussion of “women in the workplace” should be treated as ridiculous on its face because it assumes that our presence is somehow new or remarkable, as if we haven’t been working for the entirety of human history.

Magdalene Visaggio