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Stay at home women degrade the status of women in our society.

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posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:09 PM
Go Grandma!!

I had what society deems a career once but now I am in the job of my life, wife and mother. I can tell you, taking care of a home and family is twice as hard as my prior job with a whole lot less accolades. It may not be the choice for everyone but it is the choice for us.

In my opinion this is the way we should be. My husband works from 9-5 and when he gets home, the house is clean, the laundry is clean, the children are at home happy, and dinner is on. If I worked full time, we would have to go pick the kids at daycare, get dinner on, do all the days chores, baths, homework, etc. Now, when my husband gets home all that is done, so between 5:30 and 9:00 we get to be a family, there are no chores to be done, no chaos and when the kids go to bed we have the evening to ourself.

I get to volunteer at my children's school, go on school trips, have their friends over and if they every forgot their lunch, Mom can bring it.

We have sacrificed financially for this lifestyle. Our cars are 5 years old, we go on holidays every other year, but we are happy. In my opinion happier than our neighbours and friends who work 40 plus a week and try to run a household.

Yeah feminism, but frankly I am happy being June Cleaver.

posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:09 PM
reply to post by grandmakdw

You know OP, if you are really handy at quilting you can sell them on Etsy. People buy them like crazy. I crochet myself, I have sold a few things on etsy for prices i though were a little too high but people like them.
I've also sold some stuff like this too. I don't get it at all because i just throw them away really.

Just a suggestion in case you ever did want to try and make some money.

posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:11 PM
Don't pay any attention to it, she doesn't understand what its like to be a mother. Feminist lady just aint getting any so she's hating on women that get their joy from that, raising a family. They choose that lifestyle for other rewards, while she's getting a fat paycheck being paid to be a b'. Most mothers are making sure ends meet.

1%. Can your really take that seriously.

Lady's living in her own world, she should crawl back to her feminist lair.

posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:12 PM
Bunch of hogwash... I have just as much respect for the stay at home mom as I do a working women.

All it comes down to is preference I think. some women are career oriented while others are family oriented, nothing wrong with either side imo. but to claim they are 1%ers just because they stay at home while the husband works is complete and utter bunk. sometimes its the best thing given the situation.

if a man brings home enough bacon to take care of bills etc, and the mother can stay home if she chooses to raise the kids then more power to ya. if you both have to work and have family watching the kids while you do so, all so that you can make a better life for your kids.. then gain, more power to ya.

almost seems like the feminist movement has gone from equal rights in the workplace etc, to envy of women who don't have to work.
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posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:12 PM
Best job in the world staying home raising the children, I am a stay at home dad and i love it, I have seen and helped my youngest grow up from 3months old to so far 4yo, Nothing can compare to this. Nothing

In fact i believed it was a well hidden secrete that being a homemaker is the best job in the world.

posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:16 PM
reply to post by grandmakdw

Whilst you are making a valid point, in general, if all people stopped buying into and giving credence to the purposefuly psychologically manipulating construct of categorising people and look at humanity and society in a holistic way, ie. a multi roled interwoven interdependant society where individuals are valued and have a contributory role, the worlds ills would be lesser.

Campaigning against media categorisation instead of categorising oneself and others and instigating category fuedalism would be more productive to correcting society.

posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:17 PM
Yeah, because its much better to leave your children in the hands of strangers than to make sure they always have a parent at home. Yes go out and get a job, so the government can collect twice the amount of income taxes which they so wisely spend on death and destruction. Must... feed... the... machine!!! At any cost! The government has already kindly provided a mandatory 8 hour a day prison sentence for your children to free you up to go work... It's called School!

posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:20 PM
I think every family needs to have someone in the family working ONLY for THEM.

I think it would help the employment situation if there was some sort of extra tax break for families that have a stay at home 'person.'

It sure would help the standard of living, nutrition, kids, ect. I think families would be happier too.

Anything else just puts everyone - not just the working spouse but EVERYONE in wage slavery.
We've had so many gains in productivity, it is time for some of THAT to trickle down and free some people up.

JMO. Right now both of us are stay at home 'ers but not by choice. We're working out of the home as best we can to make ends meet, selling on line, at local markets, and doing odd jobs. Can't seem to find regular employment if our lives depended on it.

posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:21 PM
reply to post by 3n19m470

It is funny you say that, and that is the main reason i do not believe in child care, My morals and values are not the same as the daycare centers, and in no way did i want their morals and values rubbing off on my children. We looked at many childcare places. And in the end the best care is the care from mum or dad.

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posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:23 PM
reply to post by TinkerHaus

you really want the mother of your kids working 12 hrs a day. men work to take care of their woman because they love them, not because they want to.

no one want's to see the woman they love, tired, depressed, stressed and unhappy because she's grinding out a living.

i prefer to see her happy at home, safe, protected and secure from the garbage that society is becoming.

how is anything i'm saying wrong. but these feminists are bitter and angry people who want others to suffer as they have suffered.

that's why Jesus says to forgive or it'll eat you alive.

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posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:26 PM
Sexism is just as stupid and pointless as racism. Based on dumb stereotypes manufactured by the mainstream and the elite in order to make us fight within ourselves over bs.

I am a true believer in Chivalry, and I'm a girl, just moved in with my fiance. He's a gentleman, sweet, does everything for me, and I do everything for him too... he goes out and works while I cook, clean, and take care of the home (I occasionally go do odd jobs too, and after I get my last gateway completed, I'm gonna get a part time job).

Sexist guys AND girls annoy me to no end, because they believe your life goals and choices should all be based around your gender.

There's nothing wrong with doing work at home... that's the kind of work I like best, to be honest (not because it's easier, because it's NOT. Because you're doing it out of love, and you feel the deep satisfaction of providing for the people you care about).

To the OP, I'm totally proud of you, and you inspire me. Even though I'm alternative, a punk/goth chick, and I love weapons and video games and pretty much anything that a stereotypical house wife wouldn't care for, my personality and the things I love to do all SCREAM HOUSE WIFE --- and I love it

Screw those ignorant (insert offensive feminazi comment here). Keep doing what you do, God bless

posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:28 PM
I think the real problem is that too many people derive their worth from how much they get paid for what they do. If there is no money involved then that must mean there is no worth right? We as a people have created a society with unbalanced priorities.

posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:31 PM
Let's not blame the Feminists here.

The truth is most women with children work because they HAVE to work to survive not because they feel pressure from the feminists!

And why do women have to work? Well for one thing in most of Europe women get paid maternity leave.

I bet most of these people mocking this feminist who made this remark feel the same way about mothers on welfare!

posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:33 PM
Minor consideration

The traditional family was dad worked 40 hours a week (or more), and mom stayed home and sorted the family stuff out.
The modern idea is for both to work 40 hours.

But, would it be more acceptable for both to work 20 hours and spend more time at home building that up together, or rather sort of taking turns being the stay at home..

posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:37 PM
It's funny isn't it... how does that saying go? "People in glass houses sink ships?" lol jk

It seems to me, that the woman on the radio was pampered and had everything she ever needed. I have a friend who is a stay at home dad... this guys works his ass off, laundry, cooking, errands, all while watching his new born son. Honestly, some people just DO NOT get it.

I've tried to meet up with him... I ended up helping him out as it was a busy day for him.


posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:44 PM
Seems a few things are at work here. First off, the radio personality is a crazy fembot. Second, stay at home moms have changed a bit in the last 50 years or so, this is what puts men off because lets face it, many women rule the roost as a stay at home mom and the guys attitude towards this is "screw this, i make all the money and you run my life, go to work." Something along both of those lines, I think the problem is that feminism and womens lib, men and women forgot how to interact with one another in a way that they aren't competing, which is what is happening now and why you get crazy fembots who are no longer female.

Solution, guy makes the money, women raises the family, notice i said family, not just kids.

This is really by the way more of a North American problem, not so much anywhere else. Its even worse in the US than in Canada. Europeans don't really have this much of a problem.
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posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:50 PM
reply to post by LadySkadi

A woman's work (raising the next generation) is never done and always taken for granted.

posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:59 PM

Originally posted by phroziac
Id rather we both worked at freakin walmart.

Good reason to Home school the kids instead of sending them to
government institutions to become future slaves for corporations.
This will help to break the cycle.
Stop being consumer and credit card freaks that enslave themselves,
then having to labor all the more. Your creating the 'human hamster wheel'
Stay at home, grow your own food, teach your own kids,
barter, trade, own your own person before it's too late.


posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 10:06 PM
reply to post by grandmakdw

I think you're doing an honorable job and I know how tough it can be raising children, have done it myself. The feminists are the ones destroying the outlook on women today because they are trying to force all women to follow their campaign of hatred towards men. I commend you for standing apart and using your own brain and doing what you know needs to be done instead of just following a pack of wolves hell bent on destroying femininity.

Great job, you are a beacon of hope for the few remaining "real" women in this world.

posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 10:11 PM

Originally posted by LadySkadi
Wasn't the point of the feminist movement meant to give weight and value to the decisions women make for themselves? Decisions that were to be validated and accepted as legitimately as men's decision were? If true, then women who choose to stay at home are (and should be) as valued as those who choose to pursue careers. The whole point was choice...

Yep but a good portion of feminists did not get the memo and ironically want to force a woman to do what they want. Its amusing that they dont see the hypocrisy in freeing women from one shackle only to place another immediately back on.

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