I read an opinion post on the New York Times about motherhood vs. feminism, and I loved one of the author’s perspectives on the matter. She says, “Good Riddance to Feminism!” LaShaun Williams has a sound perspective on motherhood, and the means of providing a healthy environment for our children, among other things.
She points out that we can blame feminism for the feelings of guilt and inadequacy working moms feel. “Feminism — a movement that, while liberating women to follow their dreams, devalued marriage and the familial and societal benefits of homemaking and encouraged self-indulgence.” Williams argues that attachment parenting is breaking down some of what feminism has created in a good way. (I have my issues with feminism, but I also have issues with attachment parenting. They both swing too far in either direction, or rather, overcompensate for each other).
So, I checked out William’s blog and it turns out that she has some pretty sound views on a lot of things. Check out Welfare, Food Stamps—What More of a ‘Safety Net’ Do the Very Poor Expect?, and Santorum: Kids get ‘weird socialization’ in schools.