The Feminist Housewife?

Started by Ancilla Domini, March 20, 2013, 10:46:15 AM

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OCLittleFlower

Quote from: erin is nice on March 22, 2013, 02:16:15 PM
Hey, if you have found someone willing to support you while you play Julia Child and "work on your novel", more power to you  :lol:

Wow -- nice personal attack and implication that I married my husband for money.  How "nice" of you.   :)
-- currently writing a Trad romance entitled Flirting with Sedevacantism --

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Joromi

I think we've just seen a perfect demonstration of the feminist point of view:  "A woman should be able to choose her own path in life, unless that choice goes against the feminist agenda.  All choices are valid except for the choice to be a full time housewife.  In that case, she is just 'lazy' or 'playing'."

Bonaventure

Quote from: erin is nice on March 22, 2013, 02:16:15 PM
Hey, if you have found someone willing to support you while you play Julia Child and "work on your novel", more power to you  :lol:

This is uncalled for.
"If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me."

erin is nice


Bonaventure

Quote from: erin is nice on March 23, 2013, 07:51:17 AM
Did OCLF report me again?  ::)

Well should she have? You tell me. Can you just leave the personal history and attacks off the forum. They don't help anyone, and you're better than that.
"If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me."

Der Kaiser

Interesting article, but its kinda like Jewish Nazi or African KKK grand wizard.
"If a Pope changes the rites of the sacraments he puts himself outside the Church and is Anathema"-Pope Innocent III

"Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of Anti-Christ"-Our Lady of La Sallette

The hebrews have not recognized the lord, therefore we can not recognize the hebrews.-St Pius X

Der Kaiser

Quote from: erin is nice on March 22, 2013, 02:16:15 PM
Hey, if you have found someone willing to support you while you play Julia Child and "work on your novel", more power to you  :lol:

Ahh gotta love an angry bitter feminist. They are so adorable!
"If a Pope changes the rites of the sacraments he puts himself outside the Church and is Anathema"-Pope Innocent III

"Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of Anti-Christ"-Our Lady of La Sallette

The hebrews have not recognized the lord, therefore we can not recognize the hebrews.-St Pius X

Der Kaiser

Quote from: erin is nice on March 23, 2013, 07:51:17 AM
Did OCLF report me again?  ::)

Not sure, but I did. Attacking a woman who just wants to stay home and be a wife is uncalled for even for a feminist. Though feminists aren't known for their ladyness, quite the opposite actually. As the comment demonstrated.
"If a Pope changes the rites of the sacraments he puts himself outside the Church and is Anathema"-Pope Innocent III

"Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of Anti-Christ"-Our Lady of La Sallette

The hebrews have not recognized the lord, therefore we can not recognize the hebrews.-St Pius X

Jayne

I came across an article this week (although it is years old) on a similar theme to the OP:  http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archive/ldn/2007/mar/07032009
QuoteBERLIN, Germany, March 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A leading German TV-moderator and anchorwoman of the country's top newscast caused an uproar last year when she admitted to regretting her three divorces, and condemned abortion, Die-Tagespost reported.

  Eva Herman published her account of the fatal flaws in a career-oriented lifestyle in a bestselling book entitled "The Eva-Principle: Towards a New Femininity", released last year. Now she's published a second book, this one containing letters from women supporting her rejection of feminist self-fulfillment propaganda, reported The Spiegal news magazine.

  Her sequel, Dear Eva Herman, captures the responses of women who welcomed the admission that professional success had not compensated for the loss of genuine family life.

"The fact you've been criticized as being a traitor towards women shows just what sort of femi-fascism we have to live under nowadays," one woman wrote.

  In The Eva-Principle, Herman tore open the issue of abortion as a violation of the woman, blaming pro-abortion laws for minimizing the trauma of abortion as nothing worse than going to the dentist.

  Her book was founded on a rejection of the feminist goals of emancipation, career success and self-fulfillment, replacing them instead with the "radical" goals of motherhood, home-maker and marriage-partner.

"Let's just say it loud," Herman wrote. "We women have overburdened ourselves—we allowed ourselves to be too easily seduced by career opportunities."

  Herman's books are part of a new wave of anti-feminism in Germany, The Speigel reported, with growing numbers of professional women rejecting the feminist drive for career success in favor of a return to family life and motherhood.

  Herman encouraged women to leave professional work environments for the "colorful world of children" and discover their "destiny of nurturing the home environment."

  Response to her revelatory work was extreme, with feminists in outrage over the perceived betrayal of one of their own. Others found Herman's statements a relief.

  With the lowest birthrate in Europe at just 1.3 children per woman, the country's reproductive crisis lends weight to the arguments of the "new feminism"—despite a massive government-funded initiative to encourage women to have more children, Germany's birthrate has failed to improve significantly.

It is interesting to see people able to discover the flaws of feminism just by reason even without the benefit of Christian teaching. 
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine.

Theophilus

Thanks for the article.  It brings to mind the irony that God has created an ordered world and given us laws.  If we rebel and try to do things our way, I think (and in my own life it has happened) we eventually come to the realization that His way is best. 
For example, breaking the Ten Commandments going to be worse for you spiritually AND temporally, but sometimes we learn this the hard way, like adultery which leads to the divorce of the parents, the raising of kids in two homes, the way  this affects the kids upbringing, etc. 

In this case, feminists said "no, you can be men, go to work, leave your kids with the nannies, baby-sitters, schools...the men will have to do your work."  but what has happened?  More tension and stress at home with women now having to work and take care of the home, not to mention kids who hate it and are now grown-ups saying "that is not the way I'm going to raise my kids."

Susie Lloyd had a funny take on this in her book, Bless me Father, for I have kids where cavemen are discussing the cultural revolution and women going off to work where the one wife wants to be "liberated" and bring in another income AND do all the housework and what will be required of him...wash dishes once in a while...his answer "you go girl!!!"
"Only little children and those who are like them shall be admitted to the Heavenly Banquet."–St. Therese of Lisieux
"Because he hath therefore scattered you among the Gentiles, who know not him, that you may declare his wonderful works, and make them know that there is no other Almighty God besides him."

Jayne

Usually I think about how wrong feminism is, but these articles remind me that it is stupid too. 
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine.