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Grow up: Life Has Trade-offs

Truncheon Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 12:41 PM
The feminists never knew, or else never told the young women, that being largely the life-support system for a wallet is not only less than enjoyable or fulfilling over the long haul, it also leads to extended periods of mid-life depression and doubt, followed by premature death. Being a man has historically meant dying horribly while young. Not the greatest role for those seeking intimate joys and closeness. Girls, stay home, raise our kids so at least one of us gets to know them, and live a long, full life. It's *why* us guys do what we do, so you all can have a good life.
MichiganWife85 Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 11:28 PM
It's nice for man to actually admit that's what he wants! There are a lot of men who claim they want their wife to work but I have to wonder....he's probably a spoiled little boy who wants all of his toys or afraid of his wife for admitting such an atrocity to women!

Before my husband and I even got married we knew that one of us, most likely me, would not be employed and concentrate on the kids.

I know we're called stay-at-home-moms but I really dislike that phrase because, really, we don't stay at home! I'm gone all the time running errands, taking our son to the park, taking him out to lunch, etc. I'm hardly ever home! lol
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...