Back in the 60’s and 70’s feminism was all about making women the equals of men. That and defending women from being unfairly attacked.
Sometime over the last twenty years, feminism transformed into a weird mix of leftism and totalitarianism.
Sarrah Le Marquand writes for the Daily Telegraph in Australia:
It should be illegal to be a stay-at-home mum
Rather than wail about the supposed liberation in a woman’s right to choose to shun paid employment, we should make it a legal requirement that all parents of children of school-age or older are gainfully employed…
The double standards are even greater for stay-at-home mums, with governments of all persuasions traditionally wary to tackle the unfair tax concessions enjoyed by one-income households for fear of inciting voting fury. (No doubt they refer to Abbott’s aforementioned paid parental leave scheme as a cautionary tale).
But it’s time for a serious rethink of this kid-glove approach to women of child-bearing and child-rearing age. Holding us less accountable when it comes to our employment responsibilities is not doing anyone any favours. Not children, not fathers, not bosses — and certainly not women.
Only when the female half of the population is expected to hold down a job and earn money to pay the bills in the same way that men are routinely expected to do will we see things change for the better for either gender.
So a feminist wants to use the rule of law to force women to work?
How is that pro-woman?