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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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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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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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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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