It's been a very pleasant surprise to find that so many educated people feel the same way I do about this: a mother's first and foremost responsibility is to her children. Not to a career. Not to a boss. Not to a husband. Not to mainstream pressure. Not to the despicable legacy of fundamentalist feminism.
Looking at the ills of the world nowadays, I believe that more and more people will start re-addressing the fundamental role of full-time mothers and functional families in a healthy society. I mean, how could we have let people like Simone de Beauvoir, who in 1974 proclaimed this chilling commentary, "No woman should be authorized to stay at home to raise her children. Society should be totally different. Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one." lead us into the present day reality, where women are more stressed and oppressed than ever, torn between what they feel is right and what society demands of them, and where children have no one to look up to, love and respect, growing up to be violent, depressed and dysfunctional ?