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Feminist Says Child Rearing not Worthy of Time and Talents of Intelligent Humans
LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/20/06 | Hilary White

Posted on 06/20/2006 3:34:11 PM PDT by wagglebee

NEW YORK, June 20, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Linda Hirshman, a feminist US writer on cultural issues, has told the world why she thinks staying at home with the children is an occupation “not worthy of the full time and talents of intelligent and educated human beings.” She complains at length that the feminist movement, while making some gains in public life through legal activism, has largely failed in the one area where it counts most: the family.

She upbraids women who stay at home for failing the feminist agenda, saying, “They do not require a great intellect, they are not honored and they do not involve risks and the rewards that risk brings.”

Writing in the November 2005 edition of the American Prospect, Hirshman admitted that the real intention of the feminist movement was not “equality”, but to destroy what she calls “the unreconstructed family” of a husband and wife rearing children. She writes that the goal was to see as many women as possible abandoning family life for high-level professions and politics.

Hirshman a committed radical, was a member in the 1970s of the feminist lobby, the National Organization for Women (NOW), a donor to the pro-abortion political organization, EMILY’s List, and a professor of women’s studies.

But, she complains, the movement has “stalled”; while the “public world has changed…private lives have hardly budged.” Childrearing is still seen by both men and women to be the natural purview of women. She writes of her “shock” to discover that among those professional women whom she called the “logical heirs of feminism”, large numbers were leaving their careers to opt for childrearing.

“Marriage is essentially unchanged,” she laments. “The real glass ceiling is at home…Looking back, it seems obvious that the unreconstructed family was destined to re-emerge after the passage of feminism’s storm of social change.”

She writes, “this represents not a loss of present value but a loss of hope for the future -- a loss of hope that the role of women in society will continue to increase.”

Some of the women she interviewed confirmed her worst fears: they liked being mothers. One declined to be interviewed because she could not leave her activities with her daughters: “We’re all in here making fresh apple pie,” she said.

Another, an “an Ivy Leaguer with a master’s degree” described her at-home activities: “I take my [3-year-old] daughter to all the major museums. We go to little movement classes.”

The article ignited a blaze of online outrage from feminists and traditionalists alike. Bloggers and editorials in print and online editions of a number of magazines have run comments blasting Hirshman.

In an op-ed at the online edition of the political magazine, the Huffington Post, Ann Coulter wrote that Hirshman and those who think like her, are “expressing an intolerant world view that women who don't work are losers.”

“Hirshman isn't just expressing an opinion about what she thinks is best, she is saying that any woman who makes a choice different from what she espouses is unequivocally ‘wrong.’”

Coulter writes that feminism is losing its sway in public because it focuses on “problems that hardly exist…while spending precious little energy on issues that indisputably have a negative impact on women: pornography, sex trafficking.”

“If [feminists] spent a fraction of the time on these issues that they spend trying to get women to get their men to vacuum the living room, the world would be a better place.”


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KEYWORDS: childraising; feminazis; feminism; lindahirshman; moralabsolutes
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Maybe if none of the feminazis reproduce the gene will die off in a few generations.
1 posted on 06/20/2006 3:34:14 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 06/20/2006 3:36:39 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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(She upbraids women who stay at home for failing the feminist agenda, saying, “They do not require a great intellect, they are not honored and they do not involve risks and the rewards that risk brings.”)


I wonder what career her mother had?


3 posted on 06/20/2006 3:36:42 PM PDT by A Troop 1-14 Cav ("We love immigrants in Utah. We don't make distinctions between legal and illegal." Chris Cannon)
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To: wagglebee
Is this the same Linda Hirshman . . . . . . a professor at Brandeis University?
4 posted on 06/20/2006 3:36:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: wagglebee

Wonder who raised this waste of precious natural resources?


5 posted on 06/20/2006 3:37:07 PM PDT by karnage
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To: wagglebee

Hirshman is an attorney and a Ph.D. in Philosphy who made Bernard Goldberg's list of 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America.


6 posted on 06/20/2006 3:37:50 PM PDT by Borges
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To: wagglebee

This is almost funny. She finds out that *gasp* some women actually like being mothers!

On the other hand, it's really kind of sad. What a poor, miserable, lonely hell her life must be.


7 posted on 06/20/2006 3:38:33 PM PDT by Ronin (Ut iusta esse, lex noblis severus necesse est.)
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To: A Troop 1-14 Cav
I wonder what career her mother had?

I wonder if her mother had any children who lived to adulthood?

8 posted on 06/20/2006 3:38:37 PM PDT by ssaftler
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To: wagglebee

Her mother must have worked outside the home 80 hours a week to create such a soulless amoral b*tch.


9 posted on 06/20/2006 3:40:28 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: wagglebee

Too sad ..sin at its lowest level is when you love yourself more than anything else. Hope she doesn't die alone.


10 posted on 06/20/2006 3:41:14 PM PDT by badpacifist (The media has our troops surrounded. Someone must break through enemy lines.)
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To: wagglebee
Maybe if none of the feminazis reproduce the gene will die off in a few generations.

I suspect that they still want babies to be born.....in a predetermined male/female ratio, and then shipped of to the social education and engineering center.
11 posted on 06/20/2006 3:41:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (I'm trying to think but nothing happens)
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To: wagglebee

Too bad her mom didn't think that way too.


12 posted on 06/20/2006 3:42:15 PM PDT by ladyinred (Liberals are dangerous for America.)
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To: wagglebee

This dame sounds like she'd be fun at parties.


13 posted on 06/20/2006 3:43:17 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: wagglebee
Writing in the November 2005 edition of the American Prospect, Hirshman admitted that the real intention of the feminist movement was not “equality”, but to destroy what she calls “the unreconstructed family” of a husband and wife rearing children.

That is a valuable admission that is worth remembering.

14 posted on 06/20/2006 3:43:18 PM PDT by ChessExpert (MSM: America's one party press)
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To: wagglebee
That is one ssseeerrriiooouuusssllllyyyy callous broad.
15 posted on 06/20/2006 3:43:54 PM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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Feminist Says Child Rearing not Worthy of Time and Talents of Intelligent Humans

Don't tell me! Don't tell me!

I want to guess who this is...

Helen Thomas?

The biological unit least likely in the whole world ever to have the need to rear a child...

16 posted on 06/20/2006 3:44:01 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: wagglebee; ReleaseTheHounds

Feminists are all about choice, until you choose differently than them.


17 posted on 06/20/2006 3:44:47 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: wagglebee

What the he** is Ann Coulter doing writing at the Huffington Compost?


18 posted on 06/20/2006 3:45:04 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day ("The man was an animal and he deserved what he got. May he rot in hell" -- Paul Bigley)
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To: Gay State Conservative
This dame sounds like she'd be fun at Communist parties.

Fixed.
19 posted on 06/20/2006 3:45:04 PM PDT by Borges
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To: BenLurkin
Feminist not Worthy of Time and Talents of Intelligent Humans
20 posted on 06/20/2006 3:45:55 PM PDT by mikrofon (Horse Rearing)
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To: Borges

"Hirshman is an attorney and a Ph.D. in Philosphy ..."

And probably a very lonely and bitter old hag.


21 posted on 06/20/2006 3:46:30 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Borges
"Hirshman is an attorney and a Ph.D..."


Just goes to show..... you can't change stupid....no matter how much time / money / effort ya throw at it....it still comes out stupid. Stupid people shouldn't breed. Does this nut-ball have any zygotes floating around out there?
22 posted on 06/20/2006 3:46:30 PM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: wagglebee

These people really are kinda goofy, aren't they. They prove my point about atheism though. There are very few of them in the world, but you can spot them by their world view. A true MALE atheist would be more like the lead character in Natural Born Killers. It looks like the female equivalent would be a rabid feminist.


23 posted on 06/20/2006 3:47:41 PM PDT by RobRoy
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To: A Troop 1-14 Cav

“They do not require a great intellect, they are not honored and they do not involve risks and the rewards that risk brings."

I thought she was talking about college professors!!

What a sad, pathetic, empty, hateful soul this woman has. Imagine, some women like being mothers - the horror!


24 posted on 06/20/2006 3:48:26 PM PDT by Owl558 (Pardon my spelling)
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To: BenLurkin

Is it too late for her mom to abort her?


25 posted on 06/20/2006 3:48:31 PM PDT by CAWats (And I will make no distinction between terrorists and the democrats.)
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To: wagglebee
Linda Hirshman, disciple of Hillary Clinton's fascistic feminism..
26 posted on 06/20/2006 3:48:38 PM PDT by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: wagglebee

I'm glad that the cat is out of the bag. Now everybody should know that the goal of feminism was never equality. There's actually a politician (I think in Sweden) who wants women to chose to stay at home and raise kids to reimburse the state for their education (because they're "wasting" it raising their kids)! She basically wants to take away women's "choice" and force them to be in the work force whether they like it or not! How fascist!


27 posted on 06/20/2006 3:49:20 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: wagglebee
I never cared much for folks whose comments reflexively argue for their own great talents and intelligence.

Just the way I am.
28 posted on 06/20/2006 3:50:40 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("5 Minute Penalty for #40, Ann Theresa Calvello!" - RIP 1929-2006)
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To: wagglebee
Feminist Says Child Rearing not Worthy of Time and Talents of Intelligent Humans

Which explains why women are better suited for it.

(ducking)

29 posted on 06/20/2006 3:50:41 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (I wish a political party would come along that thinks like I do.)
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To: wagglebee
Maybe if none of the feminazis reproduce the gene will die off in a few generations.

Feminist=Ugly girl with bad attitude who couldn't get a date

30 posted on 06/20/2006 3:50:46 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Left created, embraces and feeds "The Culture of Hate." Make it part of the political lexicon!)
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Feminist Says Child Rearing not Worthy of Time and Talents of Intelligent Humans

Makes one want to reconsider their position on abortion, doesn't it. Too bad Mz Hirshman's parents didn't consider it.
31 posted on 06/20/2006 3:51:05 PM PDT by TomGuy
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"She writes, “this represents not a loss of present value but a loss of hope for the future -- a loss of hope that the role of women in society will continue to increase.” "

What a fifth-rate thinker! I suppose the wholesale slaughter of 45,000,000 humans in-utero with endless possibilities and potentialities to bring peace, cure disease, end hunger, write poetry, design art, paint, draw, create new modes and sounds in music, playwrights, scientists, teachers and CEO's all gone in womens' pique of selfish mindlessness.

There is no future without children and children need to be reared in homes with bright, educated, inquisitive mothers.


32 posted on 06/20/2006 3:51:49 PM PDT by OpusatFR ( ALEA IACTA EST. We have just crossed the Rubicon.)
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To: wagglebee

so she wants her children to be raised by sub par dummies? If a mom is too intelligent for it then 2nd best is better? Jeez.


33 posted on 06/20/2006 3:53:00 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: wagglebee

Wow, is she going to die lonely and bitter.


34 posted on 06/20/2006 3:53:09 PM PDT by william clark
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To: wagglebee

Feminism was dealt a mortal blow when it left Paula, Jennifer and Monica to twist in the wind.

It showed its true colors as a power movement that couldn't care less about the problems of women.


35 posted on 06/20/2006 3:53:39 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Left created, embraces and feeds "The Culture of Hate." Make it part of the political lexicon!)
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To: wagglebee

Bless her heart. She can't help it, her momma didn't teach her any better.


36 posted on 06/20/2006 3:54:12 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: EmilyGeiger

or give her attractive genes...


37 posted on 06/20/2006 3:54:39 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: wagglebee

She writes this stuff to get a "rise" out of folks...

Apparently, it works...


38 posted on 06/20/2006 3:54:51 PM PDT by dakine
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One declined to be interviewed because she could not leave her activities with her daughters: “We’re all in here making fresh apple pie,” she said.

A mother with her priorities straight.

39 posted on 06/20/2006 3:55:22 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Gay State Conservative

"This dame sounds like she'd be fun at parties."


I would like to take her shark fishing!!!


40 posted on 06/20/2006 3:55:38 PM PDT by wmileo
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To: cripplecreek

"I suspect that they still want babies to be born.....in a predetermined male/female ratio, and then shipped of to the social education and engineering center." Otherwise, referred to as Hillary Clinton's *State Village* in lieu of the cohesive social unit of the human family based on the biological imperative of mother and father.


41 posted on 06/20/2006 3:56:11 PM PDT by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: wagglebee

A small tidbit MZZZZZZZZZ. Hirshman forgets: I raised 3 conservative kids. How many liberal kids did she abort, I wonder? Thinking themselves wise, they became fools. Without remorse and learning nothing, they prattle on. Hoping to convince the world they are right, while the evidence speaks for itself. I have no pity for them. none.


42 posted on 06/20/2006 3:56:17 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual...if they sense scorn or ridicule, they'll flee)
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"Maybe the feminazis will start to encourage celibacy."

With their looks they hardly need to encourage it.. who wants them? That's exactly why they do what they do.. they hate men and homemakers because they can never have a man or a real family.


43 posted on 06/20/2006 3:56:24 PM PDT by Awestruck (All the usual suspects)
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To: wagglebee

Tell any woman who stays at home and raises a family
that she doesn't "work" and prepare to get punched
in the nose.



44 posted on 06/20/2006 3:56:28 PM PDT by Sabatier
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To: wagglebee
"... this represents not a loss of present value but a loss of hope for the future..."

Apparently this woman is too slow-witted to understand what any primitive anywhere understands - there is no future without children!

45 posted on 06/20/2006 3:56:28 PM PDT by thoughtomator (A thread without a comment on immigration is not complete)
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To: RDTF

LOL. True.


46 posted on 06/20/2006 3:56:34 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: wagglebee

Screwing a feminist is not worth the time of an intelligent male.


47 posted on 06/20/2006 3:58:22 PM PDT by Modok
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To: wagglebee
We can hope wagglebee!

I think if they feel that way, then surely the feminists should feel the same way about teaching. Get out of the public schools too!
48 posted on 06/20/2006 3:58:32 PM PDT by gidget7 (PC is the huge rock, behind which lies hide!)
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To: freedumb2003

"Feminism was dealt a mortal blow when it left Paula, Jennifer and Monica to twist in the wind.

It showed its true colors as a power movement that couldn't care less about the problems of women."

You should hear them talk about the help or the secretaries or every woman not at the University level. Ugly. Butt ugly. The dears are only self-interested to the point of fanatically fascist playground behavior.

Fortunately, I fight really dirty. They leave me alone.



49 posted on 06/20/2006 3:59:30 PM PDT by OpusatFR ( ALEA IACTA EST. We have just crossed the Rubicon.)
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To: wagglebee

She sounds like something right out of Brave New World, but I think she's off her Soma.


50 posted on 06/20/2006 4:02:50 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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