Monday, February 27, 2006

A mother's role

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 ?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree that a mother's role or priority are very mixed these days. I do however disagree with your comment that a mother's first responsibility is to her children and not her husband. The bible says(and many experts would agree) that we are to love our husbands firts and likewise husbands should love us and the kids. Although children learn a lot from teaching, they learn even more from WATCHING us. After all we did choose to get married first didn't we? This will teach them how married life should be. I am not saying that children aren't important- they are very and we are responsible for them.