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I appreciated the question about shifts in ambition in relation to parenthood/having children. I would actually love to hear you expand on that question and how shifts in ambition are showing up in your circles. I know that it’s been a real theme in my life, particularly in light of the pandemic and my changing attitudes towards productivity and ‘grind culture’. It certainly feels like there’s some external pressure or expectations that Smart Young Women are supposed to be dedicated to serious work and to self improvement, which feels like yet another un-nuanced way to think about being a woman or a person. I loved the way that you teased this out in the section on how modern feminism has discredited the labour of parenting, and I wonder if that might be true about our understanding of what work and labour counts, particularly in allegedly progressive circles.

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