A Question that Makes Small Talk a Big Chore, Washington Post, 7/6/19

Caroline Kitchener who writes for the Washington Post publication The Lily had a piece published on July 6 that deals with a topic I’ve often wrestled with: How to deal with the question: “What do you do?” This seems to be the quintessential way that Americans introduce themselves. It’s not as popular in Europe and elsewhere.

As she points out in her piece, the question is fraught with creating comparisons and hierarchy based on careers. It is particularly problematic for women who are often working at home raising their children and attending to families.

It’s a good piece. Click below to read it.

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