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[NOW} Reaching out to moms
NJ.com ^ | 01 October 2004 | PEGGY O'CROWLEY

Posted on 10/01/2004 2:39:39 PM PDT by Lorianne

AT FIRST GLANCE, the women and their children at the community center in Morris Plains seemed to be a play group or mothers' club. But in between nursing babies and soothing toddlers, the conversation was about paid parental leave, affordable child care, and Social Security credits for at-home moms.

A meeting of Morris County Mothering NOW was under way. Yes, that's right, NOW, as in the National Organization for Women, the nation's leading feminist group.

"We want to bring mothers' issues to the front burner. We're going to have discussions that might not seem appropriate at a play group," said Laurie Pettine, 36, an at-home mother of two from Mendham and a founder of the task force. The task force, affiliated with the Morris County NOW chapter, and another affiliated with the South Jersey-Alice Paul chapter in Moorestown are believed to be the only such groups in the country.

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: feminism; mothers; nags; now; recruiting; socialism; stayathomemoms; women; womenvote

1 posted on 10/01/2004 2:39:39 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne


Guess the lesbos have figured out that they'd better do a little recruiting since they'll be out of business in 20 years. Maybe ignorant welfare mothers can pump up their sagging numbers, and it also give them access to their kids, unfortunately.


2 posted on 10/01/2004 2:42:31 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Lorianne

The only one that took care of me all the years that I raised my kids was my husband.

These young women want it all!


3 posted on 10/01/2004 2:45:50 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Lorianne
We're going to have discussions that might not seem appropriate at a play group . . .

Like how cool it is to kill your babies, for example.

4 posted on 10/01/2004 2:48:22 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Lorianne

THIS STAY AT HOME MOM NEEDS NO HELP FROM N.O.W.!!! Haven't they done enough to ruin the central core of family values? I wish they'd just wither up like the old bittys they are and disappear.


5 posted on 10/01/2004 2:49:42 PM PDT by borntobeagle (Democracy is not a fragile flower but it still needs cultivating-- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lorianne
Every issue mentioned amounts to an excuse for government to enslave their fellow citizens in order to provide for some perceived need that is supposedly more important than the individual's rightful ownership of the fruits of their own labor.
6 posted on 10/01/2004 2:51:33 PM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP (Make all taxes truly voluntary)
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To: borntobeagle

Me either! I am one stay at home mom that NOW won't be getting on their side! YUCK!


7 posted on 10/01/2004 3:02:02 PM PDT by Halls
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To: Halls

Halls, this is one aspect of women's lives they have so fervently opposed throughout their existence. Were we not considered naive, uneducated, and cowtowing to our husbands just a little under 20 years ago by this very group?

I think what has urged this movement to reach stay at home Mothers is that the Moms of today actually make a conservative choice to stay at home and raise our children with a morally correct upbringing. They realize they are out of the loop and we are "untouchable", we are falling through their grasp of their agenda. Not only do they lose our support, but the generation we are raising will not have a great opinion of them either.


8 posted on 10/01/2004 3:27:43 PM PDT by borntobeagle (Democracy is not a fragile flower but it still needs cultivating-- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lorianne

NOW is like so 80s


9 posted on 10/01/2004 3:29:31 PM PDT by OhGeorgia
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To: Lorianne

How relative is NOW? They have half the population of America as potential members, yet their ranks barely break the half million mark.

The NRA, widely derided by the left, has the RKBA, hunting and sport shooting population to draw upon and has more than 5 million members.

Who's more relevant?


10 posted on 10/01/2004 3:31:41 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: borntobeagle

Not to mention the fact that they CHOSE to make themselves obsolete within 2 generations. There are about 40 million reasons they find themselves with no base to teach or reach. Of course, they didn't see that coming at the time.


11 posted on 10/01/2004 3:38:33 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: kittymyrib

my take as well


12 posted on 10/01/2004 3:42:41 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne
We're going to have discussions that might not seem appropriate at a play group

Yeah, thats probably an understatement

Also, look on the NOW webpage where they give examples of POSITIVE advertising

Notice anything conspicuously absent from EVERY ad? LOL
13 posted on 10/01/2004 3:53:25 PM PDT by LSU Engineer
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To: borntobeagle
Oh, dear, are they going to go for a "women's work at home needs to be recognized by the government" (i.e., regulated/taxed/harassed). When women stay at home to care for Hub/kids, that frees up a job for a dad, no FICA taxes are paid for, no 401(k) to be raided...it's just awful. And then, what if those at-home moms homeschool....and band together to fight property taxes that go to fund public education of which they do not partake...oh, this could get interesting.

The Concerned Women of America have TONS more members, yet are regularly ignored by the media for opinions on "women's issues," - NOW - go away. We got your number. You're peddling unhappiness and failure and we ain't buying it.

14 posted on 10/01/2004 3:56:00 PM PDT by elk
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To: Lorianne

These people need to be IGNORED. They've screwed things up enough as it is.


15 posted on 10/01/2004 3:57:32 PM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lorianne

I didn't know NOW consisted of any mothers.


16 posted on 10/01/2004 3:58:30 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: elk

NOW is later.


17 posted on 10/01/2004 3:58:31 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: elk

You have hit the nail on the head. I just so happen to be one Mother that did take my children's education into my own hands. I ernestly work for school tax dollars to be returned to the rightful owner, the educator, which in this case is me.

Anyone who opposes the actions/intent of NOW, be prepared to organize to fight them tooth and nail. Because the media, of course, will give them all the time they want to spew their good deeds.


18 posted on 10/01/2004 4:08:23 PM PDT by borntobeagle (Democracy is not a fragile flower but it still needs cultivating-- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mears
The only one that took care of me all the years that I raised my kids was my husband. These young women want it all!

We're raising a crop of spoiled adults.

But I think it's more basic. With women it's always been about coverture. In the old days, a lady was covered by her father, or her brother(s), because a male was deemed the only one competent to protect against other males. After her family, she was covered by her husband.

Coverture is an ancient common law concept and practice and is just as valid today as it was, like the master/servant relationship at law which is now called the employer/employee relationship.

The coverture has largely been passed, and feminists groups are trying to get it fully passed, from the men in her life to the national government.

Personally, if I were a woman, I would rather be covered by a serial rapist than the Congress of the United States.

(Sorry for the lengthly explanation, but too many folks have never heard of coverture even tho they act under it every day)

19 posted on 10/01/2004 4:14:36 PM PDT by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
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To: LSU Engineer

Isn't N.O.W. the one who put together that rally with Jane Fonda called Vagina Vote? I read something about it on Free republic the other day. Well, I'm a 34 year old, stay at home, homeschooling mother of three. I can't even begin to imagine how N.O.W. would try to court me for the vote? Certainly not with their rallies!!!! Disgusting!?!


20 posted on 10/01/2004 4:57:31 PM PDT by Conservative Texan Mom
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To: Lorianne
Critics took that as evidence that while NOW was an advocate for workplace issues, the actual job of being a mother was not accorded respect, a theme explored in Ann Crittendon's 2001 bestseller, "The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World Is Still the Least Valued."

I don't think most NOW members will ever respect motherhood.

21 posted on 10/01/2004 5:31:56 PM PDT by knuthom
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To: Conservative Texan Mom

You're absolutely right! Ironically, the organizers of the "V Vote" are the ones who complain loudest about the objectification of women!


22 posted on 10/01/2004 8:35:35 PM PDT by LSU Engineer
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To: William Terrell

Thanks---I was unfamiliar with the term.


23 posted on 10/02/2004 11:54:20 AM PDT by Mears
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