MargotWendice March 9, 2016 Share March 9, 2016 I was shocked to find myself in tears during this episode. I wonder if there are gender and age differences in responses to the focus on Marcia. When I was 25 I probably would have rolled my eyes at few things portrayed in the episode. I remember thinking that sexism would never affect me, and work-life balance used to be a meaningless concept. Was I naive or an ass? Or both? Fast forward more than a decade and I struggle to be a professional and a mother of toddler aged twins (an unplanned surprise all around) while getting a lot of feedback that I should probably be performing both roles a little bit better. Meanwhile my teaching evaluations often have comments about my hair and clothing after I spend hours preparing lectures and facilitating activities that will engage students. So I get where Marcia was coming from. You work hard and put so much into your professional life and people want to reduce you to a hairstyle. It's frustrating stuff. 24 Link to comment
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