The Ideal Mother Vs. The Ideal Worker
A couple of weeks ago, I participated in a panel discussion about motherhood in academia.
Along with other female professors with children, I answered questions from the audience, most of whom were female Ph.D. students thinking about whether and when to have children — and whether academia was the right choice for them.
One of the questions — posed with greater eloquence and context — was essentially this: Is it possible to be a good academic and also a good mother?
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