Sunday, January 16, 2005

Hi Babs

I too am grateful for the advances made by feminists, but enough already, for god's sake! I am a geriatric social worker and thanks to feminists, I have questioned my choice of career, my "need" to be nice to others, my marriage to a wonderful man who happens to be disabled. I am sick and tired of being made to feel guilty because I don't have an advanced degree in some male-dominated field and because I enjoy helping and nurturing others. I truly believe it is in the innate nature of women to be nurturing and I for one have had enough of feeling uncomfortable in my own skin because of it.

That being said, I, too am more to the center than to the right. I believe women have the rright to have careers and high powered ones at that, but if that's your choice, why bring children into it? My feeling is that if you want children, stay at home with them and don't let them be raised by strangers, however nice/qualified. If you are not in a position to be there for your child, don't have any. I never thought this way until reading Dr. Laura Schlessinger;s 2 books, "Women Power" and "The Proper Feeding and Care of Husbands". Not all of it was to my taste, but it resonated with me, and I recommend both. So nice to find this blog!

Eileen