One thing that I have realized about feminists is that they are NEVER content nor happy. Their path, the broad path, is a bottomless pit of discontentment and anger. Consider this article titled “It’s 2021, but for American Mothers, it’s still the 1950s.” The author makes a list all the things that women have today: education, choice, basic respect, careers, acknowledgement, and possibilities. You would think they would be thrilled with all of this but no, it’s not enough. It will never be enough for them.
She complains that there just isn’t enough to support them. “We have the pressure to work, without the support of paid maternity leave or affordable childcare. The lip service to gender equality, without male partners willing to equally share the load. The recognition that it takes a village, but scorn for women who actually collaborate with a village of nannies, daycare providers and housekeepers.”
THEREFORE, what do they need? Bigger and more intrusive government! This seems to always be the answer for those on the Left (Democrats). Who pays for paid maternity leave and affordable childcare? The taxpayers which means these career women are taxed higher and bring home less money. They want their husbands to equally share the load. Hey, they’re the ones who left their God-ordained role for men’s role. Why should men have to equally share the load at home with them? Lastly, they want others to raise their children, so they can continue on with their careers. They care only about themselves and certainly not what is best for their children.
“This highly-educated, ambitious woman becomes the default parent, endures the ‘motherhood penalty’—a financial penalty for her parenthood, and bears the mental load of motherhood.” Isn’t this what motherhood is all about? Sacrificing our bodies, time, and energy on raising the next generation. We’re the ones with the body that grows the babies, the breasts that nurse them, and then the temperament to be with them full time. Feminism has denied all of this.
Then she makes a long, laundry list of how women have been sent back to the 50s:
“We send mothers to the 1950s when our governments cancel school without a plan to enable parents to work. Guess who quits their jobs to pick up the slack? Millions of American mothers.” Yay! As it should be and a lot of mothers have figured out how much more they love being home full time with their children rather than trying to do it all. They’ve also seen how much impact for good that it has had upon their children.
“We send mothers to the 1950s when we treat the need for affordable childcare like a personal problem, rather than the critical infrastructure that makes our economy work.” No, like I said, growing government will make it harder for those mothers who want to be home with their children, but Democrats don’t seem to understand this. In fact, they want women in the workforce, so they can have a larger tax base and take their children to be raised in government-run schools. They falsely believe that government raises children better than their own mothers! Insanity.
“We send mothers to the 1950s when husbands and male partners assume their wife can lead homeschooling during the pandemic, or take the kids to the doctor when they’re sick, or continually ignore the thousands of tasks it requires to take care of children.” Yeah, this is why it’s a blessing for mothers to be home full time. This is their role, so the fathers can focus on providing for their family. It’s God’s perfect plan!
“We send mothers to the 1950s when we equate ‘good mothers’ with martyrdom.” Hmm? Jesus told us that the greatest of all is the servant of all. Yes, we sacrifice for our children, but our children are our biggest blessings in life. I have four grown children now with 12 grandchildren, and they are definitely the gifts that keep on giving!
“We send mothers to the 1950s when our male-dominated corporations refuse to embrace flexible and remote work, leaving women to drop out of the workforce and men to fear asking for flexibility.” This is why it doesn’t make sense to hire mothers. Men are more reliable then women. Women weren’t created to be in the workforce. This is also why “equal pay” is a joke!
“We send mothers to the 1950s when we idolize the nuclear family at the expense of the broader village, leaving women to do the work of an entire community all by themselves.” No, mothers do the work of their own households, not the entire community. This is how it’s supposed to work. God calls women to be keepers at home and raise their own children, not the “broader village.”
“We send mothers to the 1950s when we refuse to fund paid maternity leave and instead treat giving birth like an economic inconvenience, rather than the literal creation of our economic future.” Feminism wants women to find their worth and value in a career and paycheck. As believers in Jesus Christ, we are to find our worth and value in Him. In doing so, we seek His will above all. Our goal in bearing and raising children is that our children grow up to love Him and His ways. We don’t view them as our economic future, but as the future godly remnant.
“We send mothers to the 1950s when we refuse to acknowledge the reality of systemic racism and its impact on all aspects of Black and Brown lives, from education to infant mortality to housing.” Hmm, they always seem to use racism in everything. I love what one black woman named Monique Duson tweeted about this: “To say Black folks NEED welfare, free education, etc. to thrive, underestimates the power of biblical principles: work, marriage, education (poverty reducers). The ‘good works’ of socialism keep people locked away on the government’s plantation of mental slavery.”
“We send mothers to the 1950s when we shame them for needing help—mental health, childcare support, cleaning services.” There is a lot less need for mental health help when mothers are home full time. Depression has been skyrocketing in women since they entered the workforce. Mothers at home are childcare support, and in being keepers at home, they are the cleaning services.
“We send mothers to the 1950s when we elect leaders who refer to them as ‘housewives.’” You see, feminism doesn’t value homemakers (housewives). They claim to give women freedom of choice, but it’s only freedom of choice when you choose their way. They denigrate homemakers every chance they get, as this article clearly shows.
“We send mothers to the 1950s when we refuse to change our culture, our policies and our narratives to reflect the lives modern families live today.” Modern families today are a mess. Children are being destroyed. When a culture forsakes biblical values, it is the beginning of the end of a nation, as we are witnessing.
“American mothers don’t want to live in the 1950s anymore.” Not true. There are many women who read my writings and would love to have lived in the 50s when homemakers and mothers at home were valued, divorce was rare, children were well loved, and daddies came home each night.
Feminism hasn’t helped women at all. God’s ways are perfect, women. Begin obeying Him. Step out in faith and trust Him. Your life will never be the same. Yes, there will be tribulations and trials as promised in this life, but the blessings will be abundant.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
American Mothers are Trapped in the 1950s?