"...we were nothing more than wives and mothers "
You see....here is a difference between conservatives and liberals. We don't see wives and mothers in a negative connotation. We love wives and mothers, we highly respect them. We see those women as pillars of the world and with the most power to influence it. We believe that a woman that CHOOSES to be a stay-at-home wife or mother has a character far above others because of her selflessness and commitment to others. She is a role model for what is good and nurturing in this world of greed and self centered awareness.