Interesting story in today's New York Times on how women have finally reached a bit of parity with men in the workplace. Unfortunately, it's not exactly what we wanted.
The story's headline says it all: Women Are Now Equal as Victims
Citing Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the article reports that "for
The reasons for the workforce reductions apparently are the same regardless of gender: downturns, layoffs, outsourcing, stagnant wages or the discouraging prospect of an outright pay cut. Those options, says the Times, mean women "are responding as men have, by dropping out or disappearing for a while."
Kind of adds a whole new twist to the old saying be careful what you wish for.