Liberal feminists hate stay-at-home mothers

Liberal feminists hate stay-at-home mothers

All you stay-at-home mothers are wasting your intelligence, talent, and education. And all you women who work in day care or education are wasting your time too. At least that was the opinion of Linda Hirschman in the Washington Post and quoted by Kirsten Powers. Here’s what Hirschman, a self-described feminist philosopher, says:

The tasks of housekeeping and child rearing [are] not worthy of the full time and talents of intelligent and educated human beings. They do not require a great intellect, they are not honored and they do not involve risks and the rewards that risk brings.”

In addition to demeaning all those stay-at-home moms, she’s also slamming all the nannies, housekeepers, teachers, and more. In other words, Hirschman is showing that liberal feminism is a class-based snobbery only concerned with like-minded college-educated upper-middle-class feminist liberals who can outsource the raising of their children.

Powers gets to the heart of the feminazi philosophy and is starting to grasp that all this talk about “choice,” including the “choice” of abortion is really about making the choices that the ubergrupenfuhrers want you to make.

I saw Hirshman on 60 minutes and was shocked when she announced that women graduates of Ivy League schools who had left their careers to raise families were making the “wrong choice”. There it was laid bare: feminism really isn’t about women having the freedom to make choices. It’s about women making the “right choice” as determined by people like Linda Hirshman.

As a “feminist” - whatever that word even means - one would think Hirshman would resist the temptation to infantilize grown women, but she claims she is just “asking women the hard questions.” In reality, she is expressing an intolerant world view that women who don’t work are losers, which makes her scarcely different than Caitlan Flanagan (aka the Ann Coulter of stay-at-home motherhood) who attacks and lectures women from the opposite end of the spectrum. And to be clear, like Flanagan, Hirshman isn’t just expressing an opinon about what she thinks is best, she is saying that any woman who makes a choice different from what she espouses is unequivocally “wrong.”

What could be more important and more challenging and more taxing to your education, intellect, and talents than raising children to become productive, happy people who give more to society than they take from it and who will give glory to God by the way they live their lives?

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Domenico Bettinelli