This life, this economy

24 Nov

I’m just saying, it seems like all of our closest friends here in New York are in the midst of dramatic career changes. Some by chance, some by choice, some by necessity. I’m not sure what the deal is – they are all high powered MBA types, all women, all late 30’s or early 40’s who are trying to make life decisions that align work/family or that provide more job satisfaction…oh wait. Maybe that has something to do with it. Is it possible that high-powered MBA career tracks have been somehow, some way, created with career-obsessive, hetero-men-with-domestic-spouses-at-home-doing-reproductive-labor in mind? Sociologists call this hegemony, where the assumptions of one group get written into the social world in such a way as to a) tilt the playing field in favor of those in power; and b) seem like the world-as-it-is is normal.

Or maybe it’s randomness and I’m just being academic and paranoid.


3 Responses to “This life, this economy”

  1. Davin November 24, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    I thought you said no politics around here.


  2. Peter November 25, 2010 at 6:57 am #

    Fair point. I’ll get back to making fun of my wife and complaining about poop. Happy turkey day.

  3. Davin November 25, 2010 at 11:45 pm #

    Hey, don’t get me wrong. I like snark in all of its glorious flavors.

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