Where's the anger and frustration? Where's the awareness that the lack of corporate day care and shared gender responsibilities regarding parenting is hugely limiting to women? How will we ever achieve a social culture in which men and women don't feel like they have to choose between parenthood and professional careers, unless young women like these get angry about how their choices are being shaped and limited, and demand more sane workplace environments?
Shouldn't everyone who chooses to have children get to work part-time until the kids are in school, not just the mothers? Shouldn't parents be penalized equally for that, across gender lines, if they're going to be penalized at all?
I don't understand what these women are thinking!