“The Mommy Tax” Analysis Paper - English 100 The Mommy...

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Cepeda 1 English 100 “The Mommy Tax” “The Mommy Tax”, in The Price of Motherhood, is a chapter in which author Ann Crittenden speaks of the reduced earnings that are a “heavy personal tax” levied on mothers (88). She states multiple claims that ultimately lead back to her purpose of writing this chapter, which is that mothers’ are being economically penalized for having a child. Although she does use evidence that support the validity of most of her claims, this chapter seems to be a little biased at times. Crittenden seems to disregard the fact that this “mommy tax” can also be levied not only mothers’ but also fathers’ and other child rearing guardians as well. Crittenden first points out that women believe they have won equality in the workplace but upon closer examination, this is only true if they are childless women working the same exact hours as men. Companies believe that the best workers are those who are unencumbered and can devote all their time to their paid work.
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