Friday, April 13, 2012

Women Beware: The Democrats' Brave New World for Families

 Morning Joy by Alexis Marie Lahaye
 What Democrats don't understand: Families Need Mothers

"Try to imagine what 'living with one's family' meant."
They tried; but obviously without the smallest success.
"And do you know what a 'home' was?"
They shook their heads.
--Chapter 3, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

White House advisor Hilary Rosen’s consternation-producing comment that Ann Romney “has never worked a day in her life” serves quite efficiently to remind us of the radical-left-progressive ideal of womanhood championed by the Obama administration: Borrow tens of thousands to complete that college degree, sleeping with any man who catches your eye along the way; abort those pesky nuisance pregnancies; marry a suitable man (or not, if you prefer IVF);  suspend contraception just long enough to conceive (or not, if you want to hire a surrogate); have your baby (or not, if pre-natal testing determines it’s a girl, and you and hubby want a boy); find a daycare center that fits within your budget (remember, you have to figure in the costs of your colorist, car detailer, and personal trainer); and get the heck out of the house as soon as possible.
That is, of course, if you pull down a six figure income as a Democratic strategist like Rosen, or earn $316,000  a year selling the University of Chicago Hospital’s plan to dump its charity cases elsewhere, like Michelle Obama. If you are one of the 52 million working women in the United States whose family income is below the median, it’s much more likely that you are out cleaning other people’s houses,  doing other people’s cooking ,  and raising other people’s children, while your children stay at home, sometimes alone.
Either way, the degradation of the wonder of motherhood and the work of the so-called “stay at home mother”  has been a documentable disaster for the American family. 
For an uplifting look at things from the other side of the ideological spectrum, see Under the Gables: Dedicated to Discussion of Women and Their Work.

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