As most of you know, last week a blogger came out condemning stay-at-home moms. The blog post was fairly widely circulated. Here’s a snippet:
Having kids and getting married are considered life milestones. We have baby showers and wedding parties as if it’s a huge accomplishment and cause for celebration to be able to get knocked up or find someone to walk down the aisle with. These aren’t accomplishments, they are actually super easy tasks, literally anyone can do them. They are the most common thing, ever, in the history of the world. They are, by definition, average. And here’s the thing, why on earth are we settling for average?
First up is Andrea Mrozek on Michael Coren. She also addresses the abortion issue and what we can perhaps expect from the Conservative party and the NDP.
(Clearly Andrea should wear the colour plum more often. Stunning. And she said some very interesting stuff too, of course.)
I also thought Matt Walsh made some interesting points in his response.
And what is this argument about, really? Is it better to have a job or take care of your family full time? Is that the controversy? What a twisted point of view we have in this culture. This is what happens when you buy into the notion that mankind, and especially womankind, achieved emancipation through industrialization. The Industrial Age and the advent of consumerism gave birth to the modern idea of a “job,” and the pinnacle of freedom and self fulfillment is to have one of them.
Or so we’re told. Ironically, this is a traditionally left-wing point of view, but hating capitalism is also a traditionally left-wing point of view. The free market is evil, they say, but the ultimate expression of female liberation is to participate in it.
What a dizzying philosophy these people profess.