- 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
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.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Alena Kate Pettitt, a 34-year-old mum, has said that her main aim in life is to be a traditional wife who submits to her husband like it was during the 1950s.
She very much holds the opinion that women are just homemakers while men do all the getting provisions for the family, UK Sun reports.
To make this a reality, Alena operates The Darling Academy, a school that teaches women how to be feminine and perform the duties expected of them.