Let’s be clear. Our spouses, our employers, and our legislators bear responsibility for helping to create an equitable and manageable work–life scenario in the United States, and for eliminating the barriers that have challenged women in the workplace and the world. Our current situation—an inordinate amount of responsibility for housework and child care, subtle and overt barriers in the workplace, and too little representation in Washington—is both unnecessary and unsustainable.
But we are women, and we won’t sit back and wait for those around us to change the system. We’re going to continue doing more than our fair share. And in the process we can lean on each other and learn from each other.