Women still make less for the time they are there though, don't they? But that's one of the things feminists have tried to change. If women made the same salaries as men, would you still say that the woman should be the one to stay at home with the kids? Equal pay would mean the parents can choose who should do the child-rearing without money being part of the equation. Another reason to not swing the pendulum so far to the other side that we glorify jobs that either put women in danger (truck driving) or negate or outright demonize their predisposition towards certain fields (kindergarten teacher). I never said we have to tell women what jobs they shouldn't take. The problem is that if things are already skewed (for example, if most people get a woman as their kidnergarten teacher and see only men driving trucks), it's hard to say that children aren't influenced by these types of examples. And that's why, right now, feminists try to put a lot of attention on these differences - so that maybe people will think a little longer and harder about what made them choose one career or another. As far as it being the "greatest" job they could have, that is a bit misleading. Watch just about any "women's" program, wait for them to get to the part about motherhood, and they will call it the greatest job anyone could ever have. I'm not saying it isn't - but we're only ever saying this to the women.