How Vital are Women? My Reaction

The New York Times put out a piece January 22, the day after the Women’s March on Washington, discussing the impact that was made because of the thousands of women who were not at home, work, or the likes.

I applaud the New York Times for covering this, no matter what is going on, there will always be repercussions. One of the repercussions of the Women’s March was that these mothers, sisters and daughters were not following their normal schedules, be that work, family, or social.

I don’t mind the focus of this article being on mothers and women with family, but I do mind how they portray both the mothers and fathers.

It does not outright say that these men are incapable of serving their families and taking care of their children for one day, but I believe it alludes to that. It also suggests the typical place for a woman in the home.

There are many quotes and suggestions in the article that make me, as a reader, see the role of a woman as one of cleaning, cooking, etc. I like that it talks about how household jobs and responsibilities are often split between a husband and wife, but the quotes don’t quite drive that point home.


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