“But, like Coughlin, Riemenschneider noted that much of what working parents are asking for now is not new. It’s just that the illusion of bifurcation between work and caregiving, especially among women, has evaporated in the pandemic.”
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From SCC: More money certainly is part of the answer; inasmuch as more money brings with it the ability to hire more help, support, and tools to facilitate more peace of mind about when your life includes both having work responsibilities and caring for dependent humans in your life (whether children, aging parents, a sick family member, etc…). Money certainly isn’t enough, though. We need the workplace to acknowledge, in a substantive way, that it is made up of HUMANS and therefore cannot be expected to run with the same efficiency as though it were comprised of mere computers. It’s absurd to expect apples to simultaneously be oranges.