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  •  The writer is the niece of Phyllis Schlafly (3+ / 0-)
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    FindingMyVoice, Catte Nappe, LNK

    You can find plenty on Suzanne Venker who's website (no joke) has the following:

    author. speaker. wife. mother.

    I'm guessing that even as she is telling other to "be submissive", she decides that being an author and speaker trumps being a wife and a mother.

    Interesting.

    I always find it curious how people who tell others what they need to be doing to be happy, do quite the opposite to make themselves happy. No doubt, if one were to sit and chat with her you would find that she believes herself to be smarter than the "average woman".

    The most amusing part of her "Q&A" is the following:

    "Note the date: 1970. That’s when feminists began waving the flag of liberation. Before then, families lived differently. They owned one car, one television, and one stereo. Their houses averaged two thousand square feet; their children shared bedrooms; and a typical vacation might include camping. Then American women joined the workforce, and their incomes slowly created “a new norm.”

    Now, mind you, Venker writes a LOT about that which she didn't personally experience. For example, she was born in 1968, yet apparently can write about the experiences women went through in the 70's.

    Perhaps, if she were to think, she may realize that "writer. speaker. wife. mother." is more of the "do as I say, not as I do" - the kind of thing Schlafly was so keen on.

    A self-examined life and all that...

    Republicans who fear the US turning into Greece want to implement austerity measures... like Greece.

    by feloneouscat on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 01:04:27 PM PST

    •  Why women went to work in early 1970s (1+ / 0-)
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      Mannie

      I remember it well. It was around then that wages did not keep up with inflation. Wives and mothers HAD to go to work outside the home just to keep the family afloat.

      Since then I've met very few women who had a choice of whether to stay home or go to work.

      And never forget that in the black community it was often only the woman who could find a job.....almost always as a domestic. And that 'working class' families often had both parents needing to work.

      So, can we lean on the Conservative Women to join us in lobbying for a living wage for family wage earners?

      That way somebody might be able to spend more time looking after home and family.

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