Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


They're baaaacccckkkk!!!!!!!

The trolls have returned, although this one, I have to say, has some sense to her. She can recognize that in our great land we can CHOOSE what we want to do whether it is staying home to raise our children or returning to the work force. That is my biggest criticism on the original
op-ed piece that didn't say women could adequately do one or the other. The op-ed article said staying home was the downfall of society. I disagree. I also don't think my children will wind up as drug-addicted homeless people because I'm working either. I had a follow-up to the original post after another troll commented and tried to flame me.

I got this comment sometime in the past day from femme à gauche:

Look, no offense, but I agree with the author's comment on gender role stereotypes. As a female who grew up in the 80's and 90's, I got thoroughly sick and ready to vomit at all the "homemaker" images of women that got shoved down my throat by the media, by political leaders (uhhhh, Reagan..."women are now SO equal we don't need to hire them in political office anymore!"), and by conservative America. Part of being a feminist (yes, a "shrieking, man-bashing" modern feminist--oddly enough, with a deep voice and a loving/beloved boyfriend) is being able to choose your own destiny and be your own person, with or without a male counterpart, with or without children, and whatever career you want. That's where our op-ed author went slightly wrong. If you want to be a stay-at-home mother, great. Good for you. I don't. I, for one, cannot afford it (and don't ever EVER take your economic ability to stay home for granted), and I believe that contributing to society by working is how I, in part, establish my identity. I want to work. My mother was a stay-at-home for most of my early years. But I never suffered any trauma or disadvantage when she went to work. In fact, the years in which I learned and developed the least were the years during which I was homeschooled. I was receiving a lot of attention from my mother, but I did not develop healthy skills of withdrawal from the family. Now I am a student at a Christian university, studying French and social work. And if I've learned anything from studying social work, it's that the "traditional" way isn't always the best way. Just because the "traditional" parenting style (father works, mother stays home) works for some doesn't mean it works for all. So respect other people's perspectives. "FARRRRR lefties" doesn't mean "REEEEALLY wrong." Remember, radicals founded this country, got women the vote, freed slaves, and made our nation what it is. Don't knock us liberals. We may be peaceniks, but look what MLK, Ghandi, even Jesus did without cursing people out or treating others as inferior.
Editor's note: I don't HATE lefties. One of my best friends (i.e. LabKat) is actually a left-leaning individual. (I usually don't hold it against her. Usually.) But, my thoughts on that op-ed piece remain the same. Everyone has to do what is best for their families. If you can't or don't want to stay home. Don't. If you can and want to stay home, do. *shrug* Nothing too hard about that. I was staying home at the time and now I'm working again. I am doing what I think is best for my family at this particular instance in our lives. Plain and simple. I always cuss people. Just my way of life. Not something I'm particularly proud of and I promise that I'm working on it. Really. Don't laugh people. I'm trying. Its a hard habit to break.


  • At 10:25 AM, April 06, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    Just a technicality, but slavery was not ended by the left...President Lincoln happened to be a Republican...a radical yes...but not a lefty.

  • At 10:26 AM, April 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh yeah the far left is great. Just look at the commies, ELF enviro-terrorists, left leaning campus organizations. Very peaceful people there.

    Oh fuck it, I could go on but the damn leftists will just plug their ears and chant buck fush, Bush is Hitler, no blood for oil and talk about how tolerant they are unless it is for my civil rights, then I don't need an evil "assault rifle" or political discourse on the internet.

  • At 10:46 AM, April 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This is the double-edged sword that is blogging. You'll find many kindred souls, but there is always someone who will try to change your mind, no matter how silly their argument or how firm you are in your beliefs.

    I recently deleted a curse-filled diatribe from a "christian" who told me I was going to hell for my failure to recognize the pope as the most holy person on Earth. I lost sleep over that one, I can tell you.

  • At 1:56 PM, April 06, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    *lol* at LabKat. I'm sure you did lose sleep. I think I commented about that one, too. Yeah, we're all basically hypocrites deep down inside, I think. *shrug* The nature of being human. I'm going to make mistakes. But, back to the blogosphere. It is really easy to spout stuff off to people when you can't see them and say it to their faces. Much harder to debate in public. And, you're right. Some people love me, lots more hate me, I fear. Bet, heh, what can you do?


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