QUOTE]women are just not as often, put into these roles, as men. i often think once we see a woman as President of the USA, maybe these things will change in the workplace. Just my 2 cents worth.
I agree, but I would also like to see (or know about) more examples of orthodox catholic women in these positions.
Are you asking out of curiosity, or do your manager’s views on Contraception, feminism, etc. actually influence the nature of your job and workplace?
Nope, it doesn’t affect my job. As I said before, I have a high respect for the abilities of my manager.
I ask more for the sake of my wife, since she wants to stay at home with our son. She works hard at what she does, and our son is thriving. However, there is a lot of social pressure, for example, to only have one child, contracept, put our child into full day daycare, etc… in order to work full time, climb the corporate ladder, and “make something out of her life.” There can be, sometimes, a kind of discrimination for women who decide to stay at home by those who chose to go back to work. These experiences have created a negative impression in us about those women who do return to work. I knew that this impression wasn’t fair, so I wanted to know about examples of orthodox Catholic women in positions of authority.
Its good to know that there is no necessary connection between being a woman in the workplace and accepting a culture of death. Its also interesting to see how different women have juggled the demands of work and family, and how the tempation can be strong to value the needs of your work above the needs of your family. I think this holds true for men as well as women.
One of the greatest leaders of the second half of the 20th Century was a woman, Maggie Thatcher. BTW, I’d put some of her contemporaries in the same category of greatness…Regan, JPII, Gorbachev.
I agree, but is she Catholic? Catholics have different kinds of social obstacles to work through than non-catholics, I think.
I am Director of Information Technology for an international company. I make all the networking and computer decisions as well as most of the electronic devices for my technology based company. It is a pretty respectable position for anyone, man or woman, but I happen to be a woman. My kids are all in high school or college so I am not torn between work and home for the most part. I am free to go to mass during my work day, leave work to take kids to school or appointments, or just to interact with their schools.
I work in the same field. Its good to be in a work environment where your co-wokers respect the needs of your family. For the most part, this is the case where I work as well.
I just wonder whether we need to reconsider what true power is.
I think this statement holds true for both men and women.