In-your-face stuff from an opinionated
rural north Idaho housewife.
Powerful women are indeed admirable, as long your not Sarah Palin; then the people go batty and foaming at the mouth at the mention your name.Steve DavisAnchorage, Alaska
Sara Palin is the feminist worse nightmare. Modern day feminism has relied on allying it's self with every white male hating group they can think of, therefore feminism today must also support the special interests of these groups in kind. It has went past female empowerment, they have gotten all they can out of the "bad ol days" myth, they must now pay the bill. The price tag includes supporting open borders, non-Christian values, every entitlement imaginable, animal rights activist ie: every leftwing group they recruited to help them against the White male Patriarchy.Palin offers an alternative course and it scares them.
My advise to Mrs. Palin would be..don't do it. You know as well as I what hypocrite monsters are lurking and waiting for the chance to destroy your family. The MSM is praying to satan for this opportunity. Please don't.
Hi! I am fairly new to your site and I wish I found it sooner. A lot of good info and splendid stories.A little over three years ago our family relocated and I decided the best thing to do was stay at home with the boys. Best decision I ever made even though our budget is greatly affected. Before we moved I was constantly stressed with baby sitters and I never felt like I fit in with friends or family because of my vocation. I was constantly trying to figure out how to achieve that imaginary higher status. Whatever jobs that I created for myself which included owning a couple of my own business, I was bored and frustrated after awhile and definitely not happy.I do not know if it is just my age or the combination of different experiences, I find staying at home the best thing for mental health and stability for our family.I do find it entertaining at times though when people at my husbands work ask about me and what I do (they are curious about me and I am not sure why). He tells them "She has her welding tickets but chooses to stay home with the boy's". He said they always have a shocked look because I am short and about 115 lbs. But they always consider it fine that I stay home once they perceive me as accomplished.
Preach it, Sister Patrice :). I'll keep reading as the series continues. Jennifer
Arghh! You did it, Patrice. You used the word “women” as an adjective (women plumbers…) in the article.Sombody puleease tell me why we purposely use bad grammar to describe positions like “woman doctor” or “women lawyers”? What is so offensive about the correct word–-an adjective–-”female”? We don’t walk around saying “He’s a man doctor” or “those are men plumbers”, do we??Great article…but don’t be tempted to use “woman” and “women” as adjectives. I think if you did some research you’d find that trend is actually rooted in feminism as well.
Hi Patrice,I am so glad you are tackling the topic of "Women Against Women." I, for one, am glad God created men and women to be different beings. What's so wrong with that?I agree with PioneerPreppy that modern day feminism has gone way past female empowerment. Why feminism has evolved into an "anti-traditional-female" thing is beyond me. I quite like that men and women are different. You and your husband are a fine example of how strengths from both sexes can be blended together to form a tight family unit (just the way God intended it to be). Gee...what a concept!If feminism is all about "choice," then choosing marriage and staying home to raise your own children would rank right up there with a powerful corporate career, for example. Interestingly, that's definitely not the case.I look forward to the next installment of the series!Mara :)
It's always gratifying to see the truth powerfully presented in clear and simple language. Americans, especially females, have been going for the fried ice cream for far too long. And I really appreciate the good words about Sarah Palin. The more I learn about her and what she achieved in office before being tapped as the 'o8 VP candidate, the more I respect her, and the greater my hope becomes that she can and will lead this sadly lost nation back to its senses.A.McSp