You’ve probably seen the quote from Obama’s speech Friday but in case you haven’t, the statement that rightly has stay-at-home moms up in arms is this:
“Sometimes, someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. And that’s not a choice we want Americans to make.”
He called for more taxpayer spending on preschool so moms won’t “have to make that choice.”
Besides some really obvious reasons this statement was so ridiculous, it disturbs me on a couple of levels.
Feminism Isn’t What They Say it Is
The leader of our country has just worn feminism’s true face, delivering a clear message to the young men and women at a college in Rhode Island (and everywhere): “It’s not really about choice.”
Feminism is an enemy of the traditional family and all that represents. Women may be technically free to make the choices they want, but women who choose home will be stigmatized more and more, as feminists (like our President) continue to belittle the role of a home-career.
Is it All About the Money?
From his statement, yes, apparently it is. And do you know why? Because somewhere, somehow, very slowly, we forgot how important it is for parents to invest in the lives of their children, that raising people is the most important job in the world, and that neglect to do so, deliberately and wholeheartedly, will bring negative consequences on all of us. So if it’s not important, why would any woman choose to do it when she could make money doing something important? It’s kind of a no-brainer.
The news is rife with a “world gone mad” and we scratch our heads and talk about solutions to crime and send police officers to school and implement “mass shooting drills” and the list goes on, and all the while, no one suggests that maybe, we should go back to the cradle and start honoring people-raising as a career and remind our young women coming up that they are the ones who can rule the world, and that is pretty important.
But feminism’s true face wants mammas and babies separated as soon as possible. Do you wonder why? Let me remind you that Hitler wanted the same thing. The earlier the state can get our children, the easier it is to make “good citizens” out of them. Nothing good has ever come of that.
But they can’t say that exactly so it comes out something like:
“You poor, underprivileged stay-at-home mom who has to clean up messes all day while other women are earning a paycheck in heels. Let me help you out…” Don’t buy it.
Obama, if he really cares about our nation and the people in it, needs to say,
“Sometimes, someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. But there’s no better investment she could make for her family and for our nation. Thank you mothers, for trading a fleeting paycheck for the priceless investment of the next generation.”
I am mother, hear me roar.