posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 11:32 AM
reply to post by Tripple_Helix
The whole point of this thread was to question whether women had it beeter before the feminist movement made them "equal" to the men. I outlined how
women made a good place for themselves inside the home and then how they lost their good situation through the drive for equality.
I used the conspiratorial angle in the story because this is ATS and conspiracies are what we are all about. The story is designed to make you think
about whether women have lost more than they gained in the fight for equality.
I'm not saying that a woman shouldn't be able to work along side men in the world, I just question whether it is unfair that society now demands
that she do so. I know many women who are stay-at-home-moms who get looked down upon by other women and society in general.
For some odd reason, society has gotten the idea into its head that a person is not whole unless they contribute economically to society. People
identify themselves by the jobs they do. I, myself would probably identify myself as an electrician or building maintenance tech long before the idea
crossed my mind to identify myself as a husband and father.
We see our families as just a minor aspect of our meager existence when they are, in fact, what we should see as the whole reason for our existence. A
mother who stays at home to raise the childern should not be looked down upon because she does not participate in the economy. In reality, she is
contributing in the greatest way possible; by providing well adjusted, educated future adults to a world that grows more neurotic by the day.
Maybe, if we placed more emphasis on the family and less on work, people would be less stressed out than they are today and we would learn to treat
each other with more love and compassion, instead of just as mere commodities to be bought and sold.