Headline, November 05 2020/ ''' '' MOTHERS TIGHTROPE MASTERY '' ''' : !BLESSINGS!




THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY : FOR EVERY SUBJECT in the world rises to give mothers,  the working mothers, the world over, a resounding and unending standing ovation. ''The great, the greatest, and the ever-known.''

''For my very personal privileges and honors that you Great Mothers, have ever - the world over, bequeath on me personally, and on the Founder Framers, I assure you of every care and sacrifice, for your darling children to have a fulfilling life.''

Take the case U.S. : In the late 19th and 20th centuries, those who opposed women's right to vote suggested that politics was antithetical to a women's primary duty of raising children and that letting women enter the political sphere would undermine traditional roles.

In the 1910s, the suffragists argued that, in fact, motherhood and being politically active were not mutually exclusive - being a mother would make women better voters because they would be driven selflessly by the interests of their family, and voting would make them better mothers by enabling them to support issues they cared about.

WOMEN THE WORLD OVER have to negotiate a maze of perceptions. Just consider this honor :  During Judge Amy Coney Barret's Supreme Court this recent week, Republican senators, one after another, marveled at a role that doesn't appear on her resume : Mother of Seven.

They described her mothering as ''tireless'' and ''remarkable,'' clear evidence that she was a ''Super Star''. Senator Josh Hawley asked her for parenting advice.

Judge Barrett has embraced the image. News cameras were their to watch her load her large family into her car before her official nomination.

''While I am a judge, I'm better known back home as a room parent, car-pool driver and birthday party planner'' the day she was nominated.

One of her sharpest questioners, Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, has, in other settings, repeatedly emphasized her own role as stepmother, which she took on when she married six years ago. She's called Momala, she has told voters, and she cooks the Sunday night family dinners.

For American women in public office, being a mother has become a powerful but tricky, very tricky credential.

A mother who is professionally successful and ambitious is often seen as threatening or off-putting, researchers have found in multiple surveys of voters, but being a mother tempers that. It makes women seem warm and relatable - and suggests they can relate to voters' lives, too.

Yet the world is just so ambivalent about mothers who work, forcing women to negotiate an obstacle course of perceptions and expectations.

Little of this is required of men. Compare, for example, the confirmation hearings in 1996 of Justice Justice Antonin Scalla, a mentor of Judge Barret. Senators welcomes his children to the hearings and offered them breaks, but spent little, if any. time-connecting his fatherhood to his professional life.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh spoke of coaching his daughters basketball teams, but there was little focus on his family life as qualification.

''It's the tight rope that women have to walk that men don't,'' said Christine Matthew, a Republican pollster at Bellwether Research and Consulting who focuses on female voters and has been critical of President Trump.

''If you're a mom of young kids, how are you managing that? If you're a career woman with no kids, do you just not understand my life? You have to address that before you can move on. 

For Judge Barrett, the focus on her motherhood seemed, on the level, to stem from awe that a woman could have such a successful career while parenting such a large brood.

''How do you and your husband manage. two full-time professional careers, and at the same time, take care of your large family?'' Senator John Cornyn of Texas said.

This is a question that female public figures commonly face but male ones rarely do, according to the research by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation. Voters will consistently express concern about how a candidate with -

With young children can handle both her family and professional roles, the foundation's research suggests, even when they know that's a standard they do not apply to men.

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Mothers and Might, continues. The World Students Society thanks authors Claire Cain Miller AND Alisha Haridasani Gupta.

With respectful dedication to the Grandmothers, Mothers, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :

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