“Garbage” had a song for this one…
A lot of commentary going on about this article – but it’s really not worth the energy. “I look down on young women with husbands and kids”
“Do people really think that a stay at home mom is really on equal footing with a woman who works and takes care of herself? There’s no way those two things are the same. It’s hard for me to believe it’s not just verbally placating these people so they don’t get in trouble with the mommy bloggers”
Points for being honest about your insecurity. Talk about irony challenged – what do you call a woman who is too young to take care of herself….? Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight – a child.
sigh. I had a woman who had been a stay at home mom tell me “wow, you must work really hard” when she found out I had a fairly senior job at a pretty aggressive high tech company and kids in different schools. “Ma’am, ALL moms work hard” was my reply. I let certain things go, trusting that God will cover me where I can’t (and that the people coming to my house will understand that I just couldn’t get to the clutter & remote dust bunnies under the couch that week). SAHM have to relax on other things – and we really all just have to give each other some grace for the paths we aren’t taking, but others are on.
It’s interesting just how consistent the philosophy that is beneath that blog post has been throughout the centuries, and frankly just the extent at which the Christian God of the Bible makes it clear He completely disdains that attitude. It shows up in inspired literature – Sauruman’s disdain for anything that lacked great might in the face of great power in “The Hobbit”. We see it in history – the Roman empire’s assumption theirs was was an eternal kingdom…there are a lot of nameless people 200 years after they lived that will never be remembered – and a lot of “insignificant” characters whose stories and names are recalled thousands of years after their so-called insignificant lives have long ended.
What I don’t understand is how the people who profess they love Les Miserables, who enjoyed any Disney movie at any point in their lives, who enjoy nearly any popular movie these days – don’t understand that when they scoff at the underdogs, the weak, the “less progressive”, they’re on the wrong side of the plots they pay $12 per movie and with 2 hours of their lives to watch.