Liberals Who Hate Women

There is a significant progress in the position of women, but also, a very long way to go still:

“In 2010, among families with children,” the study notes, “nearly half (44.8 percent) were headed by two working parents and another one in four (26.1 percent) were headed by a single parent. As a result, fewer than one in three (28.7 percent) children now have a stay-at-home parent, compared to more than half (52.6 percent) in 1975, only a generation ago.”

If you go to the post I linked to, you will see how its pseudo-Liberal author is bemoaning this great development as “white slavery.” Because when women are financially independent and have social and professional realization, that’s slavery. When, however, they don’t have a life outside of servicing their family, that isn’t slavery but something to celebrate.

Closer to the end of the article, there is a grudging admission that there might be some women who work because they actually want to. Yet, according to the pseudo-Liberal blogger, it’s still somehow very tragic that many men can’t keep a housewife of their own.

With Liberals like these, who needs Conservatives?

17 thoughts on “Liberals Who Hate Women

  1. It looks like that link is to a blog that rips content off of other sites (the Washington Post in this case.) Not sure that you noticed that (or purposefully didn’t link to the original), but the original article is easy to find by searching the Washington Post website.
    What the article fails to take into account too, is that there are many couples out there who only “have” to work because they own 4 cars, and pay for all of their kids to go to private schools. They’d have to look at average square footage of homes, number of cars per working adult, to really compare apples to apples. Also, maybe the answer is making public schools better so that they don’t feel the need to fork out money for a private school, and other expenses. (Rather than needing to increase incomes, as the article says.)
    Ideally, I think we should work towards a society where it is easier to both parents to get flexibility from work – say, working only 75% of the hours for 75% of the pay – so that both get to have a career, and both get to have more free time to spend with the kids. Plenty of other people have made that kind of arrangement work for them.

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    1. The most shocking thing for me in the post was the “white slavery” comment and that was from the blog’s author. We all know that WashPo is a trashy rag but one would expect something better from a blogger whose blog is dedicated to show the evils of conservatism.

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  2. I don’t understand why anyone would think families are entitled to having one parent not work. Yes, if you are a poor single mother, you must work to support your children, just as if you had no children you would still have to work to support yourself. Upper middle class families can choose to have one parent stay home, or have more disposable income.

    Clearly, not working is a luxury, not a choice everyone ought to have the right to.

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    1. “Clearly, not working is a luxury, not a choice everyone ought to have the right to.”

      – Exactly. Because if we all exercise our “right” not to work, then who’ll keep all of us?

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  3. Florence King said: “The Victorian ideal of the Angel In The House lives on in the black hearts of liberal men.” She was saying it of the notion that women are the “civilizing” influence and without them men just sit around in their discarded banana peels and feces, but it could fit just as well with the idea that children without Mother at home waiting to greet them from school with a plate of newly baked cookies and cold milk will turn into little savages. Strangely enough, the fact that I had to let myself into my house with a key and poor my own goddamn milk because my mother worked a day job did not lead me into a life of violent crime.

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    1. “Strangely enough, the fact that I had to let myself into my house with a key and poor my own goddamn milk because my mother worked a day job did not lead me into a life of violent crime.”

      – You’ll be shocked but me neither. 🙂 And I had to do that for myself and my younger sister.

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  4. That’s a big reason that I became disenchanted with the health food/local food movement: A lot of them pointed towards women working outside of the home as the reason obesity was on the rise, because it meant that -gasp- women didn’t have time to cook wholesome three-course meals from scratch for everyone in the family, and were instead working, which also means families needed more cars, causing more traffic congestion, blah blah blah.
    It’s probably the most passive-aggressive way of suggesting that feminism ruined society that I’ve seen.

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    1. “A lot of them pointed towards women working outside of the home as the reason obesity was on the rise, because it meant that -gasp- women didn’t have time to cook wholesome three-course meals from scratch for everyone in the family, and were instead working, which also means families needed more cars, causing more traffic congestion, blah blah blah.”

      – I know this is anecdotal evidence, but I want to offer myself as a woman who cooks elaborate Top Chef quality meals, doesn’t have a car and works. 🙂 The only problem is that I have too few eaters which makes it impossible to cook as much as I’d like to. 🙂

      “It’s probably the most passive-aggressive way of suggesting that feminism ruined society that I’ve seen.”

      – I’m still waiting for feminism to be blamed for the global warming. There was a person on this blog a long time ago who blamed feminism for extinction of species, but not for global warming just yet. 🙂

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      1. Extinction of species? That’s rich.
        Honestly, if feminism -were- powerful and influential enough to be responsible for things it gets blamed for, like the recession, I’m willing to bet the world would be a much different place, and, if you ask me, a better place. 😉

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        1. It was all about how women use contraception and then pee, so their contraceptive-laced fluids go into the rivers and seas and make fish incapable of procreating. So the poor fish die.

          I had to ban that reader and I’m not sorry.

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  5. Moms actually spend more time on childcare than they did in the 1950’s. Combine this with the fact that more moms are working outside the home now, and this means that many moms are overworked.

    (Dads are also spending more time with their kids. A father in the 2010’s spends more time taking care of kids than a mother in the 1950’s).

    But still, it’s good for women to have a life outside the home. If I were an overworked mom, I’d rather hire a housekeeper than drop out of the professional life. (Though of course, this is just my personal preference and I respect a woman’s right to choose for herself.)

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    1. I don’t respect anybody’s right to mooch off other people financially or emotionally. People who don’t have a life of their own always end up mooching.

      This is why this is a “choice” that I not only don’t respect but actively despise. I’m too familiar with the horror of a house-spouse and a house-parent.

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        1. “There’s an article on Newser about whether being a mom is the “the hardest job in the world”:”

          – I know a job that’s harder: being a housewife’s child. You don’t get weekends or holidays. And the workload is hardest on your sick days. It sounds like I’m joking but I’m not. The thingis, children grow up. But a housewife doesn’t. Then, they’ve got to mother her in perpetuity.

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