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Friday, September 25, 2009

Things that Aren't

Hey, want to know a funny thing I did the other day?

I googled "feminist stay-at-home mother."

What I got? A whole lot of articles about how feminism ruined the family.

Now somebody please help me. I know there are more feminist mothers ought there. I know I'm not the only radical mommy on the internet. Well, no one wants to call themselves feminists anymore. On top of that, no one wants to stay home with their kids. I mean, who wants a title that requires three hyphens!!! Please. M.D. doesn't need a hyphen. Neither does Esq.

I'm worried I'm going Conservative. I'm going to read Laura Schlesinger's book "In Praise of Stay-at-Home Mothers," because she's the only one who's got anything nice to say about it.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go dust some furniture and fix my husband's dinner.


  1. I hate that you can't be a strong woman AND a stay at home mom. At least, according to society you can't. LAME.

  2. LOL - All the stay-at-home moms I know (INCLUDING you) are total feminists. But maybe that's just who I hang out with.

  3. Maybe it's because you're in a cool area on the West Coast? I'm not feeling it here...despite out Western Mass hipness... The funny part, as you well know, is that I DO fix my husband's dinner.

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