CBS’ Leslie Stahl misses a pretty central issue

by danjo

I just happened to watch an airing of a CBS 60 minutes program on Swedish television. Leslie Stahl did a story on women in top positions, who gave them up to stay at home with their kids. There were some interesting moments, like when the head of Harvard Business School turned out to be a unexpectedly unconvetional thinker. There were also the breathless ‘oh, how can you give up all that to be at home’ moments.
But is not this equally a men’s issue? If I had kids it would hurt me as much to not be able to be home and see them grow up. It was never mentioned. No, the implicit assumption was that men aren’t interested. Bleh