Re: FOX NEWS GUEST TELLS FEMALE HOST TO QUIT GET MARRIED HAVE BABIES AND THANK MEN
posted at 12/10/2013 1:15 PM EST
In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:
"Fox News guest tells female host to quit, get married, have babies and ‘thank men’ "
Except the Fox news guest did not tell the host ANY of these things...
It is easy, just ignore the word "if" , and then you can get the faux outrage going..
"My advice is, as the years go on and you find that you want, if you do, to get married and settle down, to understand time is going to be your greatest enemy,” Venker opined. “Not your husband, not men, not the government, not your employers. It’s time, there’s just not enough time in the day to do everything.”
“So if you learn to embrace that side of yourself that isn’t about work,” she continued. “In other words, the nurturing side, the motherhood, all of that. It’s okay to let your husband bring home that full-time income so you can have more of a balanced life.”
“And we should really be thanking men for this, not saying they’re in our way or not doing enough.”
As to the point about "demanding careers and young children are incompatible." . Ask women about that issue; it is extremely difficult and demanding...time is the issue, "there is not enough time to do everything" . It is not a political question.
And this is how a women's career gets side tracked. How she gets put on the "mommy track".
It is hard enough to break the glass ceiling in certain professions. In a lot of professions.
Now try doing it after taking time to have one, two, three babies. Be out of your profession until they are all in school.
Do the math. That is a lot of years. Years other women kept rising as well as the men whose wives stepped out had the children and raised them.
It also has puts the family in economic peril. When the husband is the sole provider, his bosses know they have him by the you know what.
Great book is "The Myth of the Two Income Couple". It examines these issues including how much more does the second income really add to the economic partnership that is part of marriage.
Marriage is a social contract, a legal contract and an economic partnership. Too many women, just as smart, driven and educated as their husbands have had their careers totally sidetracked with this kind of "social engineering".
This also illustrates the need for a pre-nup. If this happens, the wife's earning potential is far less then her husband's. Sort it out before in case the marriage does not last.
It also protects the husband if they decide he is going to be a stay at home father since his earning potential will also probably dip while he steps out of the work world.