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Stuck-At-Home Moms: The Pandemic's Devastating Toll On Women

Added 10-28-20 08:07:02am EST - “Women have made great strides. But the uncomfortable truth is that in their homes, they are still fitting into stereotypical roles of doing the bulk of housework and parenting.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Stuck-At-Home Moms: The Pandemic's Devastating Toll On Women ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The number of women in the workforce overtook men for a brief period earlier this year. But the uncomfortable truth is that in their homes, women are still fitting into stereotypical roles of doing the bulk of cooking, cleaning and parenting. It's another form of systemic inequality within a 21st century home that the pandemic is laying bare. Malte Mueller/fStop/Getty Images hide caption

The number of women in the workforce overtook men for a brief period earlier this year. But the uncomfortable truth is that in their homes, women are still fitting into stereotypical roles of doing the bulk of cooking, cleaning and parenting. It's another form of systemic inequality within a 21st century home that the pandemic is laying bare.

Women are seeing the fabric of their lives unravel during the pandemic. Nowhere is that more visible than on the job.

The coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on households, and women are bearing the brunt of it. Not only have they lost the most jobs from the beginning of the pandemic, but they are exhausted from the demands of child care and housework — and many are now seeing no path ahead but to quit working.

Women have made great strides over the years: More women than men are enrolled in college, in medical schools and law schools.

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