In an interview with Betty Friedan, Simone de Beauvoir said: No, we don’t believe that any woman should have this choice. No woman should be authorised to stay at home to bring up her children. Society should be totally different. Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one.
Earlier this year a co-worker’s wife delivered a nine pound girl. They already have a two year old girl at home. The wife/mother works from home part-time. She went to University with many liberal friends. They accuse her of selling out by being a SAHM. Perhaps they are jealous. Perhaps they know that the situation of Moms working and leaving children in storage at day-care centers is less than optimal for the children’s development. Perhaps they are crabs pulling down anybody trying to escape. Perhaps we will never know.
But let us examine the situation further. New Mothers get a rush of hormones that drives them to attach to their new baby. This attachment feels good and right. Not everything that feels good is right, but in this case it is. This is the way that it is for a good reason. It is the height of arrogance to try to mess with it; yet this is what Feminists did. Do they not care for the well-being of the children? You decide.
P.S. Yes the top picture is what it looks like it is. It is Castro, de Beauvoir, Satre, and Che. Perhaps this was the original axis of evil