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I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And Iím Not Sorry
Thought Catalog blog ^ | January 15, 2014 | Amy Glass

Posted on 01/27/2014 4:28:25 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Every time I hear someone say that feminism is about validating every choice a woman makes I have to fight back vomit.

Do people really think that a stay at home mom is really on equal footing with a woman who works and takes care of herself? There’s no way those two things are the same. It’s hard for me to believe it’s not just verbally placating these people so they don’t get in trouble with the mommy bloggers.

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?

If women can do anything, why are we still content with applauding them for doing nothing?

I want to have a shower for a woman when she backpacks on her own through Asia, gets a promotion, or lands a dream job not when she stays inside the box and does the house and kids thing which is the path of least resistance. The dominate cultural voice will tell you these are things you can do with a husband and kids, but as I’ve written before, that’s a lie. It’s just not reality.

You will never have the time, energy, freedom or mobility to be exceptional if you have a husband and kids.

I hear women talk about how “hard” it is to raise kids and manage a household all the time. I never hear men talk about this. It’s because women secretly like to talk about how hard managing a household is so they don’t have to explain their lack of real accomplishments. Men don’t care to “manage a household.” They aren’t conditioned to think stupid things like that are “important.”

Women will be equal with men when we stop demanding that it be considered equally important to do housework and real work. They are not equal. Doing laundry will never be as important as being a doctor or an engineer or building a business. This word play is holding us back.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: blogwhore; feminism; marriage; motherhood; success; twisted; ugly
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1 posted on 01/27/2014 4:28:25 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

wow. somebody is awfully bitter! dayuuuuum. Seriously, she could replace every single line with, “I am so bitter and unhappy with myself” and it would read the same.


2 posted on 01/27/2014 4:31:01 AM PST by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh my gosh.


3 posted on 01/27/2014 4:32:33 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bet she’s a fun date. LOL


4 posted on 01/27/2014 4:35:17 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yikes...the spirit of the single male that I was long ago just woke up and ran off screaming in the opposite direction.


5 posted on 01/27/2014 4:36:42 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ha - says a woman who will probably foist the hard job of raising kids on daycares on state schools.


6 posted on 01/27/2014 4:36:42 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She has inspired me to abandon my husband and kids & attend law school 1500 miles away for 3 years - on the hubby’s dime . /s


7 posted on 01/27/2014 4:36:56 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: All

that’s ok amy. I look down on women who choose to have a metal tube stuck into their unborn babys head and have their brains sucked out....and i’m not sorry either.


8 posted on 01/27/2014 4:38:28 AM PST by willywill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sad. The best example she can give of doing something "great" is backpacking through Asia? Whoopie. Then what?
9 posted on 01/27/2014 4:39:48 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In the case of this woman’s mother, I agree.


10 posted on 01/27/2014 4:39:53 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry

We married Asian women, instead - and we're not sorry. :)

11 posted on 01/27/2014 4:40:03 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Two words.
Sarah Palin.


12 posted on 01/27/2014 4:40:04 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, I wonder how the brilliant Amy Glass expects a society’s future to actually exist if families (uh, husbands and wives having children) aren’t created ad infinitum? The fact that women have children should be held as the first greatest value a society can bestow upon women. Period. Otherwise, it won’t survive....kind of like what’s happening now...


13 posted on 01/27/2014 4:40:39 AM PST by john drake (Lucius Accius-Roman,170 BC - "oderint dum metuant" translated "Let them hate so long as they fear")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


I agree about getting ‘knocked up’ and having kids. A woman certainly can do that out of wedlock and so can a man obviously.

But getting married? I’ve seen so many articles and books about how hard it is to find a good man to be a husband.

Oh well, in her world I wish her the best and pray that men stay out of it. I do think she will be saying something entirely different when she is in her late forties and beyond.


14 posted on 01/27/2014 4:41:01 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry

yet...


15 posted on 01/27/2014 4:41:43 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: ZinGirl

If she ever gets married it will be to a pajama boy clone.Then her bitterness will continue.


16 posted on 01/27/2014 4:42:59 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Well - getting a promotion - it appears any promotion will do.
Oh! And putting hateful words up on a screen seems to qualify.

Now I don’t know where she thinks “womyn” come from - but I’ve birthed a few daughters myself and try to teach them not to “look down” on anyone.


17 posted on 01/27/2014 4:43:43 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“You will never have the time, energy, freedom or mobility to be exceptional if you have a husband and kids.”

If not having a husband or kids made women exceptional, why is she writing such crappy pieces?


18 posted on 01/27/2014 4:43:56 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: Mr. Jeeves
We married Asian women, instead - and we're not sorry. :)

I married a native of Mexico and I'm not sorry at all. :)

19 posted on 01/27/2014 4:43:59 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Scotswife
She has inspired me to abandon my husband and kids & attend law school 1500 miles away for 3 years - on the hubby’s dime . /s

lol. Well played.

20 posted on 01/27/2014 4:44:46 AM PST by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: john drake

She’d probably like it if humans disappeared. Most liberals think of humans as a force of evil. It’s called “projection.”


21 posted on 01/27/2014 4:44:53 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Men and woman are equal in the one thing that matters most, survival of the species.

As it takes a man and a woman to create a child, it takes a man and woman doing what they do best, to raise that child to be a responsible productive member of society.

Amy’s view is suicidal for society, any society at any place or time in man’s history.

While a society can survive with a few out of step individuals, it can not survive when those out of step impose their values on it.

Man, traditionally bigger, stronger, more violent has been the bread winner and defender. Woman, traditionally more nurturing had the responsibility of raising the children.

While there are individual exceptions, society requires that men perform the role of men, and woman perform the role of woman.

Feminism have “won” in the sense that to even object to a woman doing a “man’s” job is to open yourself up to attack from the left. So we are living in a world where we send our wife’s and daughters to the front line in combat so they can be killed, wounded traumatized while men are encouraged to raise the children.

But even this is not enough for the feminist. They advocate choice for woman, but like all views from the left, you can choose anything as long as it is what we approve of. Getting married and having children, staying home to raise those children are not what the left wants so they attempt to demonize those that make that particular choice.

This is a great social experiment we are living and it is causing great pain to generations, but in the end it will fail. I just hope it does not take down our nation with it.


22 posted on 01/27/2014 4:47:37 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (I do not doubt that our climate changes. I only doubt that anything man does has any effect.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Classic damaged goods. They invariably have that
“dog in a manger” mentality.


23 posted on 01/27/2014 4:47:39 AM PST by nvscanman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Articles like this are really just trolling. They get clicks because of their offensiveness, but probably the author doesn’t even exist. It’s just something that the editors know will get a big stupid reaction, and clicks are how they make their money.


24 posted on 01/27/2014 4:48:56 AM PST by babble-on
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To: cripplecreek

Look at the bright side: Getting her in the sack is probably a snap.


25 posted on 01/27/2014 4:49:42 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Doing laundry will never be as important as being a doctor or an engineer or building a business.

Say that when you walk into a doctor's office where nobody has washed the linens or cleaned the floors or toilets. (Or maybe you remember that from when you visited an abortion clinic.)

26 posted on 01/27/2014 4:50:08 AM PST by Tax-chick (I'm not interested in the sporting event.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Me thinks somebody did not get invited to the prom and has not been asked out on a date by a worthy guy in quite a long time.

Then again she could just be a femi nazi lesbian who reflexively hates “breeders”

27 posted on 01/27/2014 4:50:14 AM PST by rdcbn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If they ever do a remake of The World According to Garp, I think we’ve found a perfect casting choice for “Pooh”.

Yeesh!


28 posted on 01/27/2014 4:51:36 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This woman obviously has never had children and has no idea what motherhood is really like. I did all those things she celebrates before I had kids — backpacked around Europe on my own, was a lawyer in DC, had a stint doing international relations and traveling around the world. And let me tell you babe, that was playtime compared to rearing children! Yes, anyone can pop out a child. But it takes a heckuva woman to raise them right. Sadly (and perhaps thankfully for posterity), she seems quite inadequate for the task.


29 posted on 01/27/2014 4:51:37 AM PST by subaru
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To: Scotswife

LOL! Maybe we can be roommates ;-).


30 posted on 01/27/2014 4:51:45 AM PST by Tax-chick (I'm not interested in the sporting event.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Opinions are like rumps, everyone has one.

She’s representative of a certain mind-set who believes that they, and they alone, have the answer to living.

There are a lot of those people running around right now.


31 posted on 01/27/2014 4:53:26 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someday this woman will be old and sick. No one will care.


32 posted on 01/27/2014 4:53:33 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm not familiar with Amy Glass bless her heart, but it sure sounds like she may be too plain and/or too homely to attract an honest hard working man and is lashing out at women that are more attractive. Poor Amy, bless her heart probably would be well served to spend a little more time with people she disagrees with. It might help her understand others.
Or NOT.
33 posted on 01/27/2014 4:53:39 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What does this chick look like?

She certainly has a ugly attitude. I hope she doesn't have any children, ever.

34 posted on 01/27/2014 4:53:58 AM PST by csvset
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To: cripplecreek

Bet she is gay!!!


35 posted on 01/27/2014 4:55:54 AM PST by GregB (I am voting for Sarah Palin in 2016..period!!!!)
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To: Farmer Dean
>>If she ever gets married it will be to a pajama boy clone.Then her bitterness will continue.

Continue? Her bitterness will increase exponentially with time.

36 posted on 01/27/2014 4:56:12 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: Farmer Dean
>>If she ever gets married it will be to a pajama boy clone.Then her bitterness will continue.

Continue? Her bitterness will increase exponentially with time.

37 posted on 01/27/2014 4:56:32 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: Tax-chick

That sounds FUN!

Hey maybe this Glass woman has started a movement! ;)


38 posted on 01/27/2014 4:56:43 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You will never have the time, energy, freedom or mobility to be exceptional if you have a husband and kids.

One of my female friends is an oncologist (cancer doctor), with a husband and four kids. She has admitting privileges to two hospitals, one regional, and the other one of the best in the nation. And she's one of those darned Catholics who goes to mass every week and prays for her patients! OK, she has an assistant at home and several at work. Still, how does she find the time? Guess she just has more of it than the whiner who wrote this post....

39 posted on 01/27/2014 4:57:12 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Scotswife

I don’t think I’ll be able to stop cleaning and doing laundry, though, so we’ll have a pristine dorm room!

I’ve been fantasizing about going to college with #2 son in the fall. I could get a little apartment, work days at the Boone Walmart, and moonlight as a ghostwriter for slacker students like #2 son.


40 posted on 01/27/2014 4:58:29 AM PST by Tax-chick (You just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake.)
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To: babble-on
In other words, she's a blog pimp whore.
41 posted on 01/27/2014 4:59:12 AM PST by csvset
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“There’s no way those two things are the same.”

I couldn’t agree more. Women who have husbands who support them while they can take care of their kids are much better off.


42 posted on 01/27/2014 4:59:26 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Quite a screed there, Amy. Too bad your mother didn’t feel the same way, as there would be one less hate-filled, brain dead libtard in the world spewing forth their mindless bullcrap.


43 posted on 01/27/2014 5:00:22 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amy, my dear, from a biological perspective, you exist for one purpose, and no other. That purpose is to ensure that your DNA is preserved in the form of children. If you do not do that, then, as far as nature is concerned, there is no reason for your existence.

Also, sweety, perhaps you have heard of the term, “survival of the fittest”? It means that your DNA, with your inexplicable desire to override your instincts to have children, will not exist in the next generation, while my DNA is being carried forward with my two grandchildren. In the end, selfish little dolts like you, who mistakenly think that life is all about hedonism, prune your particular genetically determined personality traits out of the population. Humanity is better off that way.


44 posted on 01/27/2014 5:01:27 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Scotswife
getting a promotion - it appears any promotion will do.

That is her problem right there. She is not a self-starter. She thinks success will come from someone else promoting her. She has done everything she can in this article to un-promote herself. Who would want someone so passive working for him or her? Not just passive, but a complainer who resents the natural demands of her own biology.

45 posted on 01/27/2014 5:01:32 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

probably looks like Lynn Stewart, the muslim lawyer


46 posted on 01/27/2014 5:03:03 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“You will never have the time, energy, freedom or mobility to be exceptional if you have a husband and kids.”

Depends upon one’s definition of exceptional. With what execeptional contributions have you graced the world besides this silly, little polemic as compared to a woman with husband and children who also has a career?

I think you are a singularly unaccomplished hack to announce such an ignorant judgment on the contributions and abilities of other women.


47 posted on 01/27/2014 5:03:22 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Tax-chick

Well - Hubby HAS been prodding me on trying to figure out what I should be when I grow up now that the baby is in kindergarten.

I find myself in the same spot I was in at 19 - trying to settle on a major and really not knowing what I want to do!

Mentally - I just might belong with that group of confused kids! Lol!


48 posted on 01/27/2014 5:03:40 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“.......which is the path of least resistance,”

Ha! Our income is cut in half because of this path of least resistance. Everything is priced now with the assumption that households have two incomes. Incomes are depressed because of that phenomenon. I’m happy about this path, but it takes resolve.


49 posted on 01/27/2014 5:04:10 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This sandwich maker is obviously malfunctioning.


50 posted on 01/27/2014 5:05:39 AM PST by FLAMING DEATH (I'm not racist - I hate Biden too!)
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