Will the completely imbalanced and unfair ways people judge working moms versus working fathers ever change? Screw that: even just moms versus dads. Will the ludicrous and unjust ways people view these two groups ever evolve? It seems that moms can do 95 percent of parenthood right, but just be scrutinized for the five percent they didn’t knock out of the park. Meanwhile, fathers get awards, praise, admiration, and “Awwws” for putting in a tiny bit of effort. Really, they get all of that for showing up for the five percent the moms dropped the ball on. This discrepancy is even worse among working mothers and fathers. The fact that we even still have the term “working mom” proves it. Nobody specifies if a working man is a “working dad.” He’s just a…dad. Or a…man. Here are unfair ways working mothers are judged, that working fathers rarely are.
Traveling for work
People are astonished when a mother takes the chance to travel for work or leaves for those out-of-town conventions. But what about your kids? Don’t you want to spend the weekend with them? Of course she does. And yet, people always make it seem like her choice to travel for work immediately means she doesn’t want to spend time with her kids.