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Apr. 3rd, 2007 @ 12:07 am Rant #10
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Date:April 6th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
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I don't think it's ever a sacrifice worth making, to be honest
Sorry, I'm a little late to the conversation here, but I just had to step in and comment, on a general note that is as I know zilch about George and Pattie's relationship and have little interest in it. I have to disagree with you though about it never being worth giving up your career for marriage and parenthood, when parenting is probably one of the most important jobs anyone can ever do. I get really riled by this attitude (and by 'this', I don't mean 'yours') that women (or men for that matter) have to be in paid employment to be pursuing a fulfilling and rewarding role in life.

I think you may be referring to just marriage in your comment above, rather than parenting per se, but one is usually intended to follow the other. Also, some people and particularly in some jobs, may need the full time support of a partner. I see nothing wrong with that if, and again this may be your point, that is what the supporting partner wants. For others, being a full time spouse/parent is what they want out of life and they should be supported in that, not pitied as a matter of course.
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Date:April 6th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
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I must say that parenting hadn't entered my mind during this discussion. It's not particularly relevant to my life at this stage.