Being a mum isn’t a “job.” A job is something you do for part of the day and then stop doing (usually 9-5). You get a salary. You have unions and benefits and break time. In a job — you are expendable. You are a number. You are a calculation. You are a servant. You can be replaced, and you will be replaced eventually.
Being a mum is a role you play constantly. If a mother quits her role, entire lives would be turned upside down; society would suffer greatly. The ripples of that tragedy would be felt for generations. If she quit her job in an office, she’d be replaced in four days and nobody would care.
Yes, people might say but you are JUST a mother. JUST. That you JUST bring forth life into the universe, and you JUST shape and mold and raise those lives. That you JUST manage, direct and maintain the workings of the household, while caring for children who JUST rely on you for everything. You JUST teach the kids how to be human beings, and, as they grow, you will JUST train them in all things, from morals, to manners, to the ABC’s, to hygiene, etc. You are JUST a spiritual foundation and the rock on which your family is built. And you are JUST everything to everyone.
However, the society would JUST fall apart at the seams if you failed in any of the roles outlined above.