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Grow up: Life Has Trade-offs

anonymous5936 Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 10:01 PM
I can't understand conservatives' bi-polar view on mothers. First they say that stay at home moms are lazy, stupid and worthless then they turn around and say that mothers who work are the root of all evil. Mind you I was a stay at home mom for many years so I know exactly what I am talking about.
Joseph64 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 5:32 AM
No conservative ever said all stay at home moms were lazy. Single women who get pregnant for purposes of collecting a welfare check and getting a free apartment to live in courtesy of the taxpayers are a different matter, however. You weren't one of those, were you?
Denise67 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 5:37 AM
I've never been pregnant. However, a SAHM is a SAHM whether supported by the gov't, a husband, or a trust fund. They all have a baby to take care of with feedings, diaper changes, baths, etc.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 6:17 PM
There is an essential, fundamental difference between a married woman at home raising her kids at her own and her husband's expense and a welfare mom lazing about at public expense.
Denise67 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 7:16 PM
No, there's not. The baby needs a diaper changed, a feeding, a bathing, etc. regardless of the source of support. The source of support has nothing to do with how many chores the mother performs for the baby.
GosAwk Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 10:32 PM
I think you are a liar! Show us the proof, a link that proves any "conservative" ever said such deplorable things! Conservatives have all the respect in the world for their women no matter what job they choose!

It's the Liberal females that say such nasty things about women. Like you're doing now.
Luc3 Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 10:17 PM
Nonsense. Could you show me direct quotes and who and when they were made. I've been a Republican my whole life and have never, ever heard a single Republican utters such nonsense. Just the opposite. You are either stupid or a liar. I'll let you choose.
Denise67 Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 10:31 PM
They say this about SAHMs who are supported by the government. The "welfare mom" is often depicted negatively. However, she is doing the same things as other SAHMs, only the source of support is different.
Luc3 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 3:23 PM
No. Criticizing the behavior of a third generation welfare mother having her 6th baby with the 6th father is criticizing a behavior that is completely different the the behavior of being a mother.
Luc3 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 3:24 PM
No. Criticizing the behavior of a third generation welfare mother having her 6th baby with the 6th father is criticizing a behavior that is completely different than the the behavior of being a mother.

Denise67 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 7:15 PM
I'm not for large families. This is no longer an agricultural society. We don't have extended families. However, the average woman drawing welfare is not that prolific but usually has 2-3 children. Whether supported by the government, a husband or an inheritance, a full-time mother should be respected. Diapers need changing, feedings are necessary, etc. regardless of support source.
Denise67 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 7:20 PM
Actually the term "welfare mother" is misleading. She is a stay at home mother. Some SAHMs are supported by husbands, some by inheritances, some by the government, and some by other sources. They are all full-time mothers regardless of the source of support and worthy of the same respect.
Anne-Marie Slaughter's eye-catching Atlantic article, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," is being greeted with a certain reverse snobbery. We've been reminded that the choices and challenges of women with advanced degrees are hardly typical and not the sort of thing that should divert us from the problems of the middle class.

Perhaps. But there are millions of women in the upper middle class and the culture they create and reflect affects everyone. Besides, Slaughter deserves some credit for honesty. As she recounts in the piece, when she mentioned to a friend that she was considering writing that women can't have...