Thursday February 27, 2020

Mother courage: Babyproof your career

In which babies are still the elephant in the workplace

13th March, 2015
Babyproof your career: Illustration: Ben Hickey

If only I’d thought, all those years ago, to “babyproof” my career. According to Grazia magazine, babyproofing your career is a real industry – an “extreme form of family planning” for women who are career-minded, but want to have a family “some day”. It’s about predicting you in a baby-heaven future, and then giving up or restructuring your non-family-friendly job before you even have a boyfriend, let alone a long-term partner and kids. It’s about...

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