Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory in American Scientist

Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory, edited by Emily Monosson, is reviewed by Londa Schiebinger in American Scientist. Here’s an excerpt:

Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory makes evident the institutional structures that block parents’ careers, but, more important, it reveals the myriad ways in which male partners of mothers don’t shoulder their fair share of the physical and psychological labor associated with child care. What’s going on with these men? Some of them probably think that because they are more established in their careers or make more money than their partners, they are justified in leaving domestic drudgery to the women who were once their intellectual companions.

Read the whole thing here: Changing Assumptions

Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory in American Scientist