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I have never been so frustrated with one of your discussions - I waited for over 20 minutes for you to reveal the phone number so I could call in, but you did not... so I must post after the show is over. I take great issue with Ms. Brown's comments that parents are "privledged and entitled" in the workplace. Obviously spoken by someone who has never spent the night in the emergency room with a sick child only to go then next day to teach a graduate-level university course having had no sleep - or litigate a court case - or perform a complicated medical procedure.
It is obvious Ms. Brown cannot possibly understand the difficulty involved in supporting young children while also maintaining a challenging career - I am a professor. My tenure demands do not slow down because my children are up at night or ill or have extra-curricular activities or parent-teacher conferences. It's publish or perish in academia. I'm astounded that Ms. Brown can make such a misinformed statement so boldly - for a woman today in any career, juggling children and work demands is highly stressful.
And to think she could possibly compare leaving work to attend to a sick child with a child-less person leaving work to go to band practice is absolutely ridiculous... attending to a sick child is NOT how a person expresses their "creativity". I have to say I actually felt furious when I heard Ms. Brown's comments, but then had to check my emotions because she truly has NO IDEA what she was talking about!
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