From the very first page of The Mask of Motherhood by Susan Maushart: The problem certainly does still remains today. This time though women no longer have the pressure to conform to a happy housewife image, but rather to conform to images seen on social media or a woman “having it all”. This book was… Continue reading Two Realities, but Only One Acceptable
Lori says today: Did you know that the modern feminist movement began with three women who had terrible childhoods. “How ironic that these three intelligent women (Betty Friedan, Germaine Greer, and Gloria Steinem), none of women is currently married, have so influenced our current notions of family and motherhood” (Dr. Brenda Hunter). Because I don’t take a… Continue reading Did Betty Friedan have a Terrible Mother?
Came across this interesting perspective from a dad and what he expects from his SAHM. Of course to the red pillians this dad will be cast off as a blue pill, clueless beta. To those of us actually living the SAHM life, you have to give credit for daring to discuss realistic expectations. Here is… Continue reading Expectations of SAHMs
Yet another example of a woman having a hard time being a stay at home mom with a husband who works 12 hours day. She has no support system and he seems to be super critical. This is a woman who is taking off that mask of motherhood a bit and she gets back what… Continue reading A Paycheck Determines if your Job is Stressful
Here is another example of how traditionalist devalue woman’s work, from Michael Pearl: The one who comes home tired from a day’s work is entitled to the recliner until dinner is served. It is the one who says, “Why aren’t my socks in the drawer?” and “This house is a mess; what have you been… Continue reading Rights to the Recliner
I came across a book that I am so totally in love with already. Its called “The Mask of Motherhood- How Becoming a Mother Changes Everything and Why we Pretend it Doesn’t”. The subtitle really caught my eye. How true, isn’t it? It touches on so many of things that are discussed here and I… Continue reading The Mask of Motherhood – Book Review Series
In mommy world one of the most controversial and political topics is breastfeeding and in turn the “baby friendly hospital” craze. There were so many articles to digest and link to that I didn’t know where to start for this post. I recently learned from an acquaintance that when she gave birth the hospital banned… Continue reading Mother No Longer Knows Best