GRAZIAGRAM: 'Girls' Star Allison Williams Says She Wants A Career She Can Ditch For Motherhood… Do you?

11 February 2014 by

Allison Williams seems to have it all worked out. Yesterday, in a recent interview, she said that she’s striving to “create a career I can walk away from and become a mom.” She continued, “I’d love to be a mom – and not have to bring my kids into my trailer… Or a balance [of both]. But you’ve [got to] call it on the fly to a certain extent.”

It’s a bold statement in times of the strident can-she-will-she-have-it-all mentality. So many women are pushing hard to keep their careers together post-children, only to be held back by a system that doesn’t exactly support them. We’re all being told to ‘lean in’, to push for better provisions for working mother, to work towards eradicating the social stigmas that hold so many women back in the office and to help them achieve the work/life balance that Allison says she’s just not interested in.

And it’s not always as simple as ‘one or the other’, as Lily Allen found. She famously quit work to tend to her two children, in 2009, only to find it was “boring”. Needless to say, she was back in the limelight just over three years later. So, who is right? Should women have to choose between work or their personal lives? And, more importantly, do we really want to? Over to you…

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