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This Woman Shamed Moms Who Choose Career Over Staying At Home, Sparks Huge Debate
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This Woman Shamed Moms Who Choose Career Over Staying At Home, Sparks Huge Debate

The decision of whether to be a stay-at-home or working mom should be entirely up to you, right? But no matter how personal this choice is, the amount of discussion it raises is sometimes hard to believe. People with different upbringings have different point of views on how a family should function and they can’t help but share it with others. So naturally, something that should be a decision between a father and a mother, has become yet another heated internet debate.

Recently a conservative blog shared a chart that shows the difference between working and stay-at-home moms

In the chart, the ‘Transformed Women’ blog owner states a rather debatable opinion on how women should choose to stay home over any type of career.

Image credits: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (not the actual photo)

This isn’t the first controversial post the blog site has shared

Other texts spout ideas such as women should obey their husbands, that the women’s liberation movement is a myth and even that women should always be intimate with their husbands even if they don’t want to.

Even though some people agreed with the blog

The majority was shocked by the ultra-conservative blog

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K.G.
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Replace "Mom" with "Dad". How does that sound: "Should fathers have careers?" Weird, right? How come it's always the women we shame for their decisions in this matter? BOTH partners (in a typical relationship) are the parent of their child. BOTH are responsible. How they divide up the work of child-raising is entirely up to them, and it's unfair to put all these demands on mothers while "allowing" dad a fulltime career or never even asking if perhaps HE would rather be a house-husband.

Caroline Murphy
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Agreed.. A colleague of mine who is a mother, works currently 3 days a week and her husband 5 (one child goes to school all day with the other going to a childminder) and in January she's changing to 4 days a week and her husband is going from 5 to 4 so he can stay at home with the youngest on Fridays. They're both happy and their kids are happy

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Erin
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's hard to believe that some people still have this sort of mindset! It's kind of sad, really (as in the pathetic kind of sad).

Angela
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's hard to believe that people think working parenthood is a choice and not a requirement for paying the bills. Must be nice to be so financially sound that she can afford this level of judgement.

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Effseven Six
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In the 40s and 50s was when the use of pills became pretty prevalent with house wives due to thier unhappiness with thier home life of kids, cleaning and cooking.. .. and not much else. Not that being a house wife isnt a job. It is. It's a tough one. Though there should be no reason a woman should HAVE to be one, or be shamed into being one.

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K.G.
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Replace "Mom" with "Dad". How does that sound: "Should fathers have careers?" Weird, right? How come it's always the women we shame for their decisions in this matter? BOTH partners (in a typical relationship) are the parent of their child. BOTH are responsible. How they divide up the work of child-raising is entirely up to them, and it's unfair to put all these demands on mothers while "allowing" dad a fulltime career or never even asking if perhaps HE would rather be a house-husband.

Caroline Murphy
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Agreed.. A colleague of mine who is a mother, works currently 3 days a week and her husband 5 (one child goes to school all day with the other going to a childminder) and in January she's changing to 4 days a week and her husband is going from 5 to 4 so he can stay at home with the youngest on Fridays. They're both happy and their kids are happy

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Erin
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's hard to believe that some people still have this sort of mindset! It's kind of sad, really (as in the pathetic kind of sad).

Angela
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's hard to believe that people think working parenthood is a choice and not a requirement for paying the bills. Must be nice to be so financially sound that she can afford this level of judgement.

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Effseven Six
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In the 40s and 50s was when the use of pills became pretty prevalent with house wives due to thier unhappiness with thier home life of kids, cleaning and cooking.. .. and not much else. Not that being a house wife isnt a job. It is. It's a tough one. Though there should be no reason a woman should HAVE to be one, or be shamed into being one.

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