Summary of Alissa Quart's Squeezed

by   Everest Media (Author)
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.

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#1 Daniela Nanau, a lawyer, was elated when she was pregnant. However, her happiness was short-lived when her superiors at her law firm turned on her irredeemably because of her illness and late arrivals to work.

#2 The way we treat expectant women is a symptom of how little American businesses and legislators care about care. Pregnancy discrimination cases have risen significantly over the last decade, and women who said they weren’t hired because of their pregnancies were responsible for 10 percent of all discrimination claims to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2011.

#3 The caregiver penalty is the broad theory of what amounts to social punishment for being a caregiver. This stems from an intolerance for human weakness, and thus those who serve humanity.

#4 American society is unfriendly towards parents, and mothers in particular. The motherhood penalty is real, and it affects mothers the most. It can be difficult for mothers to return to work after having a child, and they are often harassed or fired when they do.

Publication date
May 23, 2022
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