Skip to comments.Women should stay out of workforce (Letter to Editor)
Posted on 08/20/2012 4:24:15 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
Prior to World War II and immediately thereafter, most married women in this country worked in their homes raising their children and keeping house. Then during the late 1960s, radical feminists encouraged young women to set aside their traditional family roles as homemakers, helpmates, child nurturers and husband civilizers for something trumpted as much more rewarding.
Women were told that being a stay-at-home mom was nothing more than enslavement perpetrated by their male chauvinist husbands. Forget family life and children. Women could be happy and achieve fulfillment by capably competing with men in the workplace for equal jobs with equal pay.
What would happen today if most married women remained in the home fulfilling their traditional family roles? Think about how salaries and wages for men would move upward if a shortage of labor prevailed in this country.
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I would love to help this guy out but with the damnation of our country and the high cost of living and food and insurance and gas and college and taxes well I guess I can’t.
I’ll just sit back and see how many morons think this is a totally sane commentary.
The H-1b quota program would make quick work about wages going, get that mister. Lets all get this straight, the powers that reside on K street will make sure there will be no free market for wages in this country. US citizens will be undercut at every junction.
If you sit down and put a pencil to it, you'd be surprised how little net income a working couple receives from the second spouse. When you factor in the costs associated with the second spouse's employment (a second car, child care, a higher tax bracket, etc.) you often find that even many professionals who represent a second income in a married couple are basically working for less than minimum wage.
My mom worked, but not until my brother and I were in HS.
I think it’s OK for women to work, but they have to decide if the trade-off is worth it.
If having annual vacations, a better car, a bigger, better house, etc. than you might own with just ONE paycheck, is woth spending LESS quality time with your kids... then that’s YOUR choice.
You can’t then disparage ‘society’ if your kid becomes a monster you don’t recognize.
OK, flame me now.
He also seems to forget that some of us womenfolk in the workforce are not married with children.
Well, maybe his dream will be realized once muslims come to power in the US.
Hey, it works for us. Just because you don’t have the smarts to make it work for you doesn’t mean the idea is insane.
I would love to stay home but the taxes upon taxes upon taxes make that impossible. My family’s life quality would drastically reduce. I’m not taking about hand-me-downs and homemade bread, I’m talking about almost no clothes and tilling up the rest of the yard to plant wheat. I already garden and can to supplement our food. Our child care expenses are very little since my husband works 24 hour shifts and is off for 48 hours. I’m off every evening, weekend, holiday, and summer. I’d love to be home all the time with my kids, but that means Big Gov would need to take a (much needed whether I stay home or not) pay cut.
What about when men controlled all the money and doled out ‘housekeeping’ money to their wives? If a marriage is an equal partnership, then if the wife stays at home she should have equal access to the joint bank account and no whinging on the part of the husband about how he earns all the money and has the right to the whole say on how it is spent.
I wonder what the Taliban’s official position is on this idea....
He needs an education in some simple, demographic data.
Married women with children are but a portion of the workforce. Large numbers are working who aren’t married, or who are married but don’t have children, or who don’t have young children.
In addition, I had to smile and shake my head at the mention that some women are choosing this option of staying at home for themselves.
How else would this be done, except by choice??
Is there some way to MANDATE that every woman not work outside the home???
Short of submitting to Sharia Law, as was pointed out, that is...
This has to be one of the silliest “ideas” out there, and that’s saying a LOT.
until Sharia law is the law of the land(which is what the regime is fighting for)....Don’t expect Women to stay out of the workplace anytime soon.
that paradigm, has gone the way of the buggywhip.
True but even most married women are working today. I would love not to work but I don’t even see that happening I don’t even see a retirement. I will work till I croak :)
I don’t think making this a gender issue is accurate.
My wife and I believed that raising our children ourselves was a priority and we made our lives evolve to where this was possible.
Many couples have not considered this prior to having a family—and thus they are not in a position to make it financially.
In my opinion, we will get to the point where a one worker family might become the norm as jobs are lost and there is a return of a more multi- generational, nuclear family.
The author is a moron.
Actually, (in the US) there is a very narrow window in which this was the norm and usually was limited to classes in which the household could afford a single career outside the home. The author is referring to the time usually known as the era of 'working class leisure'. Prior to around the 1920s (1830s to 1920s generally accepted as the peak of this), in non-farm families the women worked, just as today, usually in factories, mills, etc. Daughters would often go with their mothers to the job to learn the job just as sons would go with fathers. With the exception of the earliest years, child raising was separated by gender and each gender would learn the craft of the prior.
The exception usually is seen in either farming households or pioneer households (usually there is a cross-over in this) where the household was also the business and the farming duties were handled among all in the household.
What the author of this letter has is basically the 'convenient' view portrayed in movies that make everything in the past seem ideal and easy.
The problem is, in this day and age with divorce laws the way they are, a man is a slave if his wife stays at home.