I’m going to warn you now. Some of you will find this sexist. It will make some of you very angry.
That’s okay. I don’t mind. Because I am angry.
You are entitled to your opinion. Just like I am entitled to mine.
Here’s a little story:
Many, many years ago, on what seemed like another planet, there lived these families that were very different from ours. The men went off to work every day and provided for the families, while the women took care of the homes and children. Everyone had clearly defined roles. The end.
Now, I think everyone can agree that the above story is completely true. It is not skewed in any way. However, some people will interpret that story as good, while some will interpret it as evil.
Why is that?
This is a story about how feminism ruined women’s lives.
Historically speaking, women have been dependent on men for security in almost every way – including physically and financially. Now, if you were married to a man who held you in high regard and treated you well, then you had it made. He listened to your opinions, took care of all your needs, and your life was quite pampered.
However, if you did not marry well, or became stuck in a bad situation, then, admittedly, things did not go well for you. And in a time when divorce was quite taboo.
But, things were about to change….
So along came the women who called for equal rights. And who can blame them? Some women were in bad situations and had no recourse for making them right.
HOWEVER, things are taken just a little too far.
Some women went to work. Then more women. Then even more. Pretty soon more women were working than those staying home.The prices of household items started going up to accommodate these new two income households. So did cars and houses. Pretty soon everything cost more.
Over time the standard of middle class living could not be sustained without both parents working. (What about those women who didn’t want to work?) This lead to generations of children being raised by day care centers (which is not natural) and latch key kids (also not natural).
By the way, notice when the youth suddenly became so rude and riddled with behavioral problems? Doesn’t take a rocket scientist the figure it out.
Divorce rates went up. (I realize women could now leave mean husbands, but it was also super easy not to try to work it out.) Families started falling apart.
Mom was no longer that warm, loving person who gives you homemade cookies and talks to you about your day after school. She’s a busy, tired working person, just like Dad, who barely has time for you.
If fact, there’s little difference between Mom and Dad now. There are no defined roles. They both cook and clean (what little of it that ever gets done). They both pay bills, go to the store, cut the grass, dress practically the same…
There’s hardly any evidence Mom is even a girl…….
Oh, yeah…..she does still wear a LITTLE make up. (Remember when Moms were really pretty?)
The Work Is Never Done
Back To No Defined Roles…….
Since no one has defined roles, no one is ever done with their work. Men can’t say, “I worked all day and now I can’t sit and read the paper.” Nope! There’s still homework to check and baths for the kids and dinner to fix and the kitchen to clean, etc. And the same goes for Mom. It doesn’t matter that she worked all day like Dad. She still has to help do all those things too.
You see, she traded in one prison (having to stay home and work) for another prison (having to leave the house to work and STILL having to come back home to do more work).
All we did was DOUBLE our work load!
And women who want to stay home with their children usually can’t now because of our two working adult economy! (Newsflash: some women – and men – still value the benefits of a stay at home wife and mother.)
Before we couldn’t work, now we can’t stay home with our children! We traded one thing we couldn’t do for another!
I realize that the old system was bad for the minority of women who lived in bad circumstances, but you will never find a system that works for everyone when you are looking at a large group of people. There will always be a minority that it doesn’t work out for. I know it doesn’t seem to be the American way, but the outcome should rest with the majority, not the minority. Things should always benefit the most people possible.
And anyone who ever said it was less than desirable to create a warm, comfortable home and raise children to be upstanding human beings is a complete fool. There’s not a more important job on the planet.
The Financials of Feminism
We have already covered how women almost have to work in most instances now in order to live the standard middle class lifestyle.
But let’s talk about how unhappy everyone is. Doctors are prescribing more antidepressants than ever and people are in more debt than ever before. Why?
Because people are filling the void of unhappiness with stuff. The spend money to get the temporary feeling of happiness, when, really, the thing they need is more down time together as a family. If one parent stopped working and stayed home the pace of life would slow down and everyone in that home would be happier.
When both parents went to work things went haywire.
So here is what feminism has accomplished:
- All mom’s weekday work has to be done on the weekend
- Houses are dirty
- Children are rude & unruly
- Children are raised by other people
- Mothers feel guilty about neglecting children
- Parents are overworked and stressed
- Parents have no couple time
- Divorce rates are up
- People are generally unhappy
- People are in debt to try to fill the void
- Women don’t have time to look like women
(feel free to add to this list)
Life before feminism was not perfect, but neither is this.