Harping on the previous post's theme... what I, as a woman, have today is CHOICE. I can CHOOSE not to bite (the Bait?) at all (i.e. become a homemaker) OR to bite off more than I can chew (home + career + kids). The right-sized bite eludes us.... And we swallow the invariably wrong-sized bite of our CHOICE with a swig of GUILT ( helped by the gilt of our paycheques). GUILT's our favourite tipple. If we stay at home, we feel guilty about not working despite our education. If we work without marrying, we are made to feel guilty by well-meaning family members breathing down our neck with biological-clock-and-ideal woman-as-mother/wife issues. If we are doing (or trying to do) both, then we feel guilty about not being able to prioritise properly. So, till next Women's Day, let's say cheers to our CHOICE with a drink of GUILT ... that's the feminine/feminist/womanly spirit!