I would like to start a discussion on the article published in the Financial Times on 7th November 2019 titled "How older women are trying to change the world"
The article suggests, that women aged 55 to 70 referred to as "older". It identifies a number of root causes for the "world still run by men"...however fails to include the women who stand by these "men".
It focuses on presenting us "dangerous" women. I think this is a very dangerous message to be sending to our "male" counterparts. We are not here to threaten their position. The message should be formulated strategically to offer strategic guidance on current issues.
Presenting women as innovative thinkers offering solutions or methods, which men have not thought about.
Thanks to technology (washing machines, dishwashers, cars, mobility, etc.) have the best opportunity (position) to lead interesting lives. The housework has been automated (dare to estimate 75 per cent) and it gives women who were historically tasked with arranging and completing these tasks the freedom to pursue other activities and interests.
We are in the best position to take "mavericks" women and scale up and enable interesting lives for ourselves, including our basic biological function of being mothers, and sending the real message to young girls. I would like to ask for a study that would determine a healthy age range for women to have children, so they do not have to face the anxieties and complications associated with having children too late.
Also to start sending a real message about motherhood. I have seen interesting studies about how children of working mothers perform better than those raised by women solely devoted to mothering. I think it is time to start inserting some balance into the hysteria and what is becoming an obssession (before it is too late) with being a "perfect" mother.