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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Can Women Balance Career and Motherhood?

The trouble with many younger women is that they've been falsely taught by feminism to plan their life career in the workplace without any space or time for marriage, husband or children. They have a total lack of understanding of how demanding a new baby is, and also of how a baby can change its mother's attitude in regard to how she really wants to spend her time. When Mother Nature asserts herself and babies appear, the women who have been misled by feminist ideology expect their employer to assume the costs of the priorities and interruptions that once were easily absorbed by the lifestyle of husband-provider and fulltime homemaker.

However, in a recent federal court decision, the judge ruled that "the law does not mandate 'work-life balance.'" Employers have no duty to accommodate people's children or child-care needs other than the unpaid leave required by the Family Medical Leave Act. The judge quoted Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric, as saying: "There's no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences."

How to balance work and family is the number-one topic in women's magazines today. Article after article tries to present a plan for balance between baby and job, plus a formula to make the mother feel not guilty when baby gets the short end of the stick. The articles sound so hypocritical because for years the feminist movement has carried on a strenuous campaign to move all homemakers out of the home and into the workplace on the argument that caring for babies is not a worthy occupation for an educated woman. Feminists have even propagated the myth that society's expectation that mothers should care for their own babies is an example of the oppression of women by the patriarchy. Feminists should respect the choice of women who choose to care for their own babies.

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