- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
Just saw this on my Facebook.
Before you read my comment below, read the article for yourself and give us your thoughts.
Here is my opinion on the matter:
She’s so wrong, it’s unbelievable.
1) Feminism is, in fact, all about supporting the lifestyle choices of everyone, all women, everywhere, no matter what they may be. If we tell women that because they are women they must do a certain thing or act a certain way because they are women, it is, by definition, anti-feminist. Telling women that they cannot have children AND have a fulfilling career is, by definition, anti-feminist.
2) When I choose one day to stop using my Master’s degree that I paid $100,000 for to pursue a professional career in favor of becoming a stay-at-home mom and raising children, I will absolutely NOT be choosing the path of least resistance. I will, obviously, be facing judgment from hate/rant-bloggers like this one who are so woefully confused about the term ‘feminist’ that that, in itself, makes that choice not the path of least resistance. Because I know I have the choice to do whatever it is I want with my life, as do men and my husband, that makes me a feminist. Not feeling that I HAVE TO pursue a lifelong professional career or risk not living my life to the fullest, as this woman suggests.
3) I actually feel really sorry for this woman, as it is clear from her article she is lacking so much love for other women who choose every other path in life but her own.
How is having a child and raising them to be good, honest, and kind people that contribute positivel to the world not an accomplishment? I mean, really?