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Motherhood on Campus and at Work
Born in the 1980s, my generation has grown up hearing from our elders that gender is a fiction. “Men and women are the same,” my humanities lecturers taught me. “To romanticize motherhood is to do women an injustice,” we’re told. Parenthood for women, we learned, should be the same as parenthood for men. It should be optional, and it should be delayed.