Recently, Good Morning America had an interesting guest on their program. You can see the video and read the article here. Linda Hirshman, a law professor and working Mom had some things to say that I find greatly disturbing! Let's not even mention that last time I checked, I live in a free country where I am able to choose how to live my life. How dare she tell me what I should and should not do as a woman, wife and mother!!! Oh, whoops, I forgot, choice is only for those that are on their side of the argument, pro-abortion, homosexuality anti- family, etc. Sorry, back to the topic at hand. I'm so grateful that Dr. Dobson decided to air information about this on his radio program today, otherwise I would probably not even have heard about it at all.
Here are some quotes from the article:
“Linda Hirshman says privileged, educated women who choose to stay at home to raise their children are hurting themselves and others. (ABC NEWS)”
“We care because what they do is bad for them, is certainly bad for society, and is widely imitated, even by people who never get their weddings in the Times,” Hirshman wrote. “This last is called the 'regime effect,' and it means that even if women don't quit their jobs for their families, they think they should and feel guilty about not doing it.”
Hirshman also said educated women choosing to stay home was bad for them as individuals.
“A good life for humans includes the classical standard of using one's capacities for speech and reason in a prudent way, the liberal requirement of having enough autonomy to direct one's own life, and the utilitarian test of doing more good than harm in the world,” Hirshman wrote. “Measured against these time-tested standards, the expensively educated, upper-class moms will be leading lesser lives.”
This is the precise reason this country is in the dire state it is in! We have left our children to long within the state's care. And away from the care of loving, supportive parents and family. Away from the teaching of the Almighty God, and instead teach the need for the almighty dollar. Needless to say, I am offended by Linda Hirshman's comments And how I pity her poor children– let's not even mention her poor husband (if she has one).
Leave the children to the state while we go out and fulfill ourselves. No thank you! I'm fulfilling myself quite fine by loving and educating my children. Can I borrow Gena's mantra:
Bring them home where they belong!