Skip to comments.Palin candidacy sparks working moms debate (DOUBLE-STANDARD ALERT!)
Posted on 09/11/2008 12:42:52 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
For most working mothers, the third day after giving birth to a new baby is still a whirlwind of joy, sleep deprivation and recovery. For Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, it also was time to go back to work.
Palin, who is now the Republican vice presidential candidate, returned to her job just a few days after giving birth last April to her fifth child, Trig, who has Down syndrome. She toted her newborn son to official events and nursed him during conference calls.
Palins candidacy is shining the spotlight on countless issues surrounding working women, including the sticky topic of whether having such a hard-working mom in the White House would ultimately help or hurt other working mothers fighting to find a balance between their jobs and family life.
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Yes, there is a double standard, and those who have a problem with it should take it up with God. This does not mean women should be economically crippled. It does mean that the norm is a two parent family — one man and one woman — in which the man is the breadwinner using the God-given nature of his sex, and the woman is the nurturing caregiver and homemaker. Conservatives used to know this.
Yeah, that’s a philosphy that’s going to get Republicans votes.
I was always surprised when a classmate in college who was very “progressive” thought it was an abomination for my mother to choose to stay at home and raise three children.
I feel the say was about this - they want women to have complete and unfettered access to the workplace (rightfully so) but then tear down women who avail themselves of it while having a family.
I am way, way more interested in the advancement of conservatism than in that of the Republican Party.