Excellent essay by Nancy Levinson. The call for paid family leave is particular to the American context, but the broader discussion and framework is relevant to us all.

without that intensification, without unifying goals, the current conversation will drift and dissipate, as did those of previous generations. Personally I do not think it matters much whether or not we use the F word. But it does matter that we seize the moment and take up the unfinished business of equalizing the professional and academic opportunities, so that a quarter century from now no one need start a petition on behalf of today’s women in architecture.” 

Beyond the Pritzker: Architecture and the Politics of Family Leave: Places: Design Observer.