Public Policy Shouldn’t Force Moms Into the Workforce

“…we should make it a legal requirement that all parents of children of school-age or older are gainfully employed.”

It always amazes me when women think they know what’s best for other women. And this gal even thinks her opinion should become law. What is this hostility that some working mothers have for stay-at-home mothers? What’s it to ‘em if other women want to stay at home to raise their own children, often at great financial sacrifice?

Given the lack of jobs for men in many countries, including our own, I think we should be encouraging women to stay home with their children (babies or school-age) if that’s what they want to do. I also think the Fed should stop messing around with monetary policy, because that’s a big reason why so many families are struggling today. When I was a child, a large family could survive just on Dad’s income. Now the median household income has been dropping for years, but housing, food and medical care costs have soared.

Let’s get our governments to figure out what they’re doing wrong instead of trying to force every woman into the workplace so she can earn more money (and pay more taxes) instead of staying home with her children, if that’s what she wants.



2 thoughts on “Public Policy Shouldn’t Force Moms Into the Workforce

  1. So this gal’s main point is essentially that we need to make everyone’s life harder. If all the moms are required to be “sharing the stress of the work-home juggle” then we might start seeing policy changes to make it easier for employed dads and employed moms to have time off (or whatever other benefits she’s dreaming of). That’s her end-game: let’s put everybody in the situation of having difficulty so that there will be more momentum to solve the problems that working moms face.

    And her excuse to try to get people on board? We all need to work together to improve our economy. Because, after all, we know that the Economy is so important that sacrificing family and sacrificing the needs of children is an unhappy necessity. The feminists glom onto her real point; she wants to get the conservative capitalists to jump onboard with the WorshipTheEconomy point.

  2. Good catch! I hadn’t thought about the “WorshipTheEconomy” goal but I think you’re right. Thanks for pointing that out. BTW Happy Mother’s Day!

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