Even if everything in that article is true, some of it is being made more of a problem than it should be, or it is hardly the fault of women entering medicine.
For instant, the idea that having more women praticing medicine will somehow lessen its respect. That is a problem w/ people's *perception* of women and men, a part of our culture, and as have in the past we need to push those boundaries to change minds.
As for woman not wanting highly placed positions because of trying to balance family and career. Probably true. Though I know a doctor lady that husband works in the contruction, and he is the one staying at home while the kids are babes
Though that doesn't mean that the doctor still doesn't want to have to work overtime, or late nights and things because she herself doesn't still want a connection and time w/ her children. Honestly haven't asked her though.
Though I understand the higher you go in an organization the more they expect you to devote your time to it, Personally I'm sick of most jobs saying you should act like your job is your life and thats it
Recently I got an email at work, and paraphrasing it said:
Please if you have a doctors appointment bring in a note, but also tell us more than 2 weeks in advanced so we can work around it.
And always tried to schedule your appointments w/ your schedule in mind.
At work, we don't know what our schedule is past two weeks 90 % of the time. How the heck am I suppose to schedule an appointment w/ some place with my schedule in mind, if I don't know my schedule, and they won't let us know more than two weeks in advance????
Erg, anyways, getting off topic...
Our society is going through a lot of changes regarding women going into the work force, I don't think its a bad thing. If men could carry children, it'd be different
But we're not going to be able to change nature. Only a few women are going to either consider not having children, or having children and not want an active role in upbringing them. Probably a combination of culture and genetics, but either way, I don't really care.