Viewing the Other Side

This week I continued to read articles while implementing a few videos. The one article that stood out to me was “Why We Need to Stop Talking About Work-Life Balance As a ‘Female’ Struggle.” I recently decided that I wanted to dive into work-life balance and gender equity how the two correlate, but this article went in the opposite direction. Perhaps I should not have spent so much time reading the article because I could easily tell that it did not pair well with my topic from the title. It was stated that women may have had more interruptions while working due to being a mother, but there was not a drastic difference regarding the work-life balance conflicts that men and women encounter. The authors did mention conducting a study that I believe will be beneficial regarding one’s blood pressure and heart rate. I find that this study would be a great starting point as the article did not provide evidence behind why there is not a correlation between work-life balance and gender. One thing that did stand out to me that I will begin to further research is that emotions may play a factor in why individuals believe gender affects work-life balance. The article states, “For example, if women feel more guilt about their work-life conflicts than men do, it could have a real emotional effect.” Perhaps, I could also begin looking into how emotion may play an effect. If women have more guilt and emotions towards the concerns, they may speak about it more. Is this promoting others to believe there is a correlation between work-life balance and gender? 

Published by vicksthesis

We have reached the finish line! Well... almost! This academic year 2021-2022, will be my last year of graduate school with the English Writing Studies Program! So stay connected and follow me on my thesis journey!

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