posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 08:47 PM
Originally posted by Henley
reply to post by grandmakdw
Just who was that radio personality?
I remember a TV personality saying that a woman who cares for her children, never had a real job.
The radio personality was reading excerpts form an article in the Atlantic by Elizabeth Wurtzel.
1% Wives Are Helping Kill Feminism and Make the War on Women Possible
Below is directly taken from her article:
Being a mother isn't a real job -- and the men who run the world know it.
I have to admit that when I meet a woman who I know is a graduate of, say, Princeton -- one who has read The Second Sex and therefore ought to know
better -- but is still a full-time wife, I feel betrayed.
I don't want everyone to live like me, but I do expect educated and able-bodied women to be holding their own in the world of work.
I am going to smack the next idiot who tells me that raising her children full time ... is her feminist choice.
.... these women are the reason their husbands think all women are dumb, and I don't blame them.
...being a mother isn't really work. Yes, of course, it's something -- actually, it's something almost every woman at some time does, some
brilliantly and some brutishly and most in the boring middle of making okay meals and decent kid conversation. But let's face it: It is not a
selective position. A job that anyone can have is not a job, it's a part of life, no matter how important people insist it is (all the insisting is
Which is to say, something becomes a job when you are paid for it -- and until then, it's just a part of life.
This is what started my need to write my satirical rant.