- Ann Amuta works in the health sector, but according to her, she has had a bit of professional delay in her life
- The woman noted her male colleagues were way ahead of her because she took some time off to take care of her family
- Her post created a serious buzz as many disagreed with her notion that family was a setback
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A career woman has ignited social media debate after claiming her male colleagues were professionally ahead of her, estimating the delay at more than two years.
The lady attributed the set back to pregnancies and motherhood, which she said had made her spend a significant amount of time outside her profession.
Taking to her Twitter, the career woman identified as Ann Amuta, who works in the health sector, said though she has a supportive husband and healthy babies, her career had suffered a blow.
"Pregnancies and motherhood have already set me back 2-3 years behind my male colleagues. I have a very supportive husband and healthy babies.
Women truly sacrifice so much. Shout out to all working mothers out there - pushing through and making it work; you’re not alone," she said on Twitter.
However, her post divided netizens, with many saying having a family cannot be considered a setback.
Here are some of the reactions:
The issue of career women and family has become such a contentious subject. Questions have emerged on whether or not a lady should abscond her wifely duties if she is working.
A week ago, economist David Ndii caused a stir on social media after wading into the debate.
He dismissed the culture of toxic masculinity, which he said has no space in modern society.
In a hard-hitting tweet targetting men who have developed the habit of looking down upon women in a relationship, he said any man expecting to date a career woman and convert her into a housekeeper was delusional.
"Who is lying to young men that toxic masculinity is an African cultural badge of honour? If you expect you to date a career woman, marry, and the next day you’ll be putting your feet up as she keeps house, you are delusional. You have serious self-esteem issues to deal with," he said.
Ndii said in his own marriage; he has cooked more than his wife.
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