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https://www.today.com/parents/today-survey-pandemic-parenting-finds-moms-are-burnt-out-t217123

Lots of stupid advice about "centering yourself" even just for a "few moments". Actually moms just need HELP. From the other half of the parental unit, AKA men. That's it. Just fucking share the childcare and chores already!!

I mean decent outside childcare that is actually affordable would also help. Reasonable leave and unemployment laws would also have been friggin great. But mainly: dads need to be pitching in as much as moms.

I absolutely despise this kind of mamby pamby crap that we spoon-feed to women. Women are the majority of Today's viewers. NAME THE ACTUAL PROBLEM.

https://www.today.com/parents/today-survey-pandemic-parenting-finds-moms-are-burnt-out-t217123 Lots of stupid advice about "centering yourself" even just for a "few moments". Actually moms just need HELP. From the other half of the parental unit, AKA *men*. That's it. Just fucking share the childcare and chores already!! I mean decent outside childcare that is actually affordable would also help. Reasonable leave and unemployment laws would also have been friggin great. But mainly: dads need to be pitching in as much as moms. I absolutely despise this kind of mamby pamby crap that we spoon-feed to women. Women are the majority of Today's viewers. NAME THE ACTUAL PROBLEM.

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[–] Vanya 5 points (+5|-0)

It scares me seeing all these articles about how women are primarily the ones losing their jobs or quitting during the pandemic. Especially when many men are now working from home and can't be bothered to do housework or care for the children. I wonder what the long-term effects are going to be of all these women realizing their career is always going to be second to their husbands. I hope more women start to wake up, but with all these articles about "centering yourself" and a lack of emotional support due to being stuck at home with the kids I'm not sure that's going to happen anytime soon. I feel like the current understanding is that women should be able to do this alone and if they can't they just need to learn to juggle a few minutes of self-care along with their other responsibilities.

A lot more divorces are happening during the pandemic. I know one woman who left her husband because he wouldn’t do childcare or prioritize her career.