Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Feminism vs. Family Values

I don't really see the difference sometimes. Oh, I know, feminism is supposed to be a certain type of woman that only cares about their own personal advancement in their job, their circle of influence, and their own agenda. Whereas, the women with family values are portrayed to be home loving, submissive to their husbands, raising their children, and if they have any aspirations toward school or career, it's put on hold until the children are grown. Now, it seems in our society, both of those extremes are just a caricature or parody of a couple of generations ago, but . . . I've noticed in everything I read there is still a strong feminist among us who is absolutely loved by the family values women and loathed by the career women. Funny, I don't get it at all, except maybe the career women are jealous and the housewives are just believing what they want to or what they are told. Sarah Palin is the strongest feminist I've ever seen. She's had five kids and a husband to raise them. She's had how many careers through her children's young lives and I saw in one of her interviews that the 6 year old was in the kitchen making a cake. You could tell by watching her, that wasn't the first time that little girl had been alone in the kitchen. Even when Sarah had the chance to work from home, as in the Governor's Mansion, she chose to commute every day and leave her kids at home in another town. And when all the questions about who little Trig's mother was, she was clearly agenda oriented the day of his birth, as in speaking and traveling long after she had some questionable symptoms and already knowing he was special needs. Feminist or Family Values? It's really hard to tell, now that they've been redefined by the religious right-wing.
She looketh well to the ways of her household . . . a Proverb of Holy Scripture
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