As I’ve been reading a lot of blogs and considering my own thoughts these past few weeks, a thought snuck up behind me and tapped me on the shoulder.
As much as feminism has accomplished with women’s rights, the right to vote, being able to go into any profession, etc, it has failed a lot of women. It put shame on an entire sector of women and what they wanted to do.
You see, my mom wanted to be a housewife. She loved her children. She had a heart that was gentle and beautiful. She liked cooking, she loved taking care of her husband and her family. And feminism failed her. She was condemned and criticized by many of the women around her who claimed to be feminists.
So this is my complaint against feminism: Women are equal in value with men. But feminists taught an entire generation that women only have value if they are career-oriented. Housewives are women who are worthless. True feminism should teach that women have worth and value, REGARDLESS of if they make a living working for others or working with their family.
Did you ever want to stay home with your children? Did you feel pressured to have a career?