Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Survey Reports: 84% of Working Women Rather be Stay-at-home Moms.

A survey from "Forbes Woman" polled working women on how many of them saw being stay-at-home moms the ideal lifestyle and 84% of them answered that they did find that opportunity desirable, and 1/3 of them disliked the fact their husbands did not have the economical ability to provide for them alone. This is direct opposition of the bold faced lie the feminist movement told women in the 60's and 70's that women would find fulfillment and happiness in the workforce:

"According to a new partnered survey cosponsored byForbesWoman and TheBump.com, a growing number of women see staying home to raise children (while a partner provides financial support) to be the ideal circumstances of motherhood.  Forget the corporate climb; these young mothers have another definition of success: setting work aside to stay home with the kids.
For the third year running, ForbesWoman andTheBump.com surveyed 1,000 U.S. women in our joint communities (67% were working outside the home and 33% stayed at home with their children) about their employment decisions post-motherhood, and how their family finances and the economy affected those choices.You can find survey highlights here.
At a moment in history when the American conversation seems to be obsessed with bringing attention to women in the workplace (check out “The End of Men,” or Google “gender paygap” for a primer), it seems a remarkable chasm between what we’d like to see (more women in the corporate ranks) and what we’d like for ourselves (getting out ofDodge). But it’s true: according to our survey, 84% of working women told ForbesWoman and TheBump that staying home to raise children is a financial luxury they aspire to.
What’s more, more than one in three resent their partner for not earning enough to make that dream a reality.
Radical feminists–who’ve long put women who opt out of the work force on the defensive, espousing and that feminism is rightly about access to all opportunities, not adherence to one script–will of course take issue.
But as a choice-feminist, Morgan-Steiner sees the opportunity for women to make this choice and I agree. No feminist voice can or should make a woman feel bad for the decision to choose family over career. But from the perspective of a young woman who works to balance career and life (even without a husband and child), I feel there’s something more at play beyond a simple choice. Instead, I believe working women have been wedged between a clich├ęd rock and a hard place."
And that is something we already know to be a lie since pioneering feminists who set the foundations of feminism like Betty Friedan and Simone de Beauvoir claimed that housewives are mentally ill to be happy in "comfortable concentration camps" that traditional marriage was for women and also that motherhood, femininity, and female physiology were embarrassing weaknesses.
"Ann Marie Slaughter worded the demands placed on working women beautifully this year in her Atlantic essay “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.”The myths of the happy, “have-it-all” working woman are not necessarily lies, she writes, “but at best partial truths.” No matter how hard we try or who we marry, having kids while simultaneously to achieve career success sucks. (Unless you’re Sheryl Sandberg, but I’m not even buying that one)."


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