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Stay-at-Home Moms and Equality

AliveInHim Wrote: May 01, 2012 1:40 PM
Women haven't reached 'parity in the workforce'? WTH is THAT? And WHY do you insist that simply counting noses is the first and best indicator of 'equality'? Doesn't it matter that it's the women themselves who discriminate as to the kind of work they're willing to do, and the hours they're willing to work? That many women are not interested in, say, filing or searching for legal briefs for a living? That many if not most women prefer to work part-time in order to accommodate their families? That not all jobs require a degree? When women are willing to do the kind of labor that entails higher risk of physical injury (mining, construction, etc) that men do, and are willing to work the overtime hours that men do then get back to us.

Politicians have been talking a lot about the role of women in society. We might all benefit from considering a little history on this not-so-new topic.

Betty Friedan is credited with sparking the modern conversation on the role of women when she wrote The Feminine Mystique, published in 1963. Friedan described what she identified as a dissatisfaction plaguing middle-class American housewives because of the narrow role imposed on them by society. Friedan went so far as to compare the situation of housewives and moms to the plight of those in concentration camps.

Friedan wrote, “In a sense that is not as...