GomiGirl wrote:It is not just all the fault of the old men in power though. Lots of the pressure to stay at home is from society.
Schools put lots of pressure on working mothers and lay the guilt on them that they are not doing the best for their kids by working. Or put things like PTA meetings at times that are not convenient for working Mums. Plus there is a bunch of pressure from families and friends.
Also, lots of jobs are not very child friendly.. for Mums (or Dads).
These cultural aspects are very slow to change but it needs to be acceptance of the benefits from the old dudes in power to trickle down as well.
Agree to all the above.
Women here are smart, too...there's a significant swathe of the female population perfectly content to simply get their pay, put in minimum hours, not work overtime (or at least the stupid hours whoreporate Japan demands people stay in the orifice) and not shoulder unpaid/underpaid whoreporate responsibility.
If Japanese women are angry about not having workplace equality, they also have to bear a large portion of the blame.