[MGSA-L] Greek Women Try to Soften the Blow of Austerity

George Baloglou gbaloglou at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 01:50:08 PDT 2011

On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 3:33 AM, June Samaras <june.samaras at gmail.com> wrote:
> Greek Women Try to Soften the Blow of Austerity
> Eirini Vourloumis for the New York Times
> Natalia Papapetrou is a 36-year-old architect who has been out of work
> for five months. Though vastly overqualified, she has even tried
> applying for a job as a cashier at her local supermarket in Athens.
> Published: June 6, 2011
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/world/europe/07iht-greece07.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1
> ATHENS -- As the debt crisis in Greece hits male-dominated sectors like
> construction and thousands of men lose their jobs or suffer from
> salary cuts, Greek women are making a brave effort to become the
> breadwinners. Few are finding any joy.
> In a series of articles, columns and multimedia reports, The
> International Herald Tribune examines where women stand in the early
> 21st century.


> "I don't know of a household that is free of tension right now," she
> said. She is worried that juggling motherhood with working life will
> become increasingly unaffordable, and that the already plummeting
> birth rate of 1.3 children per woman may fall still further.
> "How are women going to have children in such a difficult job market?"
> she asked. "It's a lost generation."

"Βlame them [politicians and others] for every Greek not to be born"
-- "Υπεύθυνοι για κάθε Ελληνόπουλο που δεν θα γεννηθεί"


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