Feminism’s Hatred of Stay at Home Moms

Sometimes I’ve had friends or even family members ask me why I identify with anti-feminism.  To them being an anti-feminist is to be anti-women!  It’s sad to me that probably most women in our society, don’t really understand the perspective of the women’s rights activists, nor have they read anything they wrote or spoke about.

If I didn’t know better myself, I would think modern day feminism was about freedom and living life to it’s fullest… but unfortunately it’s not.  There’s a sinister undercurrent that we can feel today when we’re watching our religious liberties be challenged as “harmful” for society, that stems directly from the same feminist attitude toward Christianity and traditional women.

A parasite sucking out the living strength of another organism…the [housewife’s] labor does not even tend toward the creation of anything durable…. [W]oman’s work within the home [is] not directly useful to society, produces nothing. [The housewife] is subordinate, secondary, parasitic. It is for their common welfare that the situation must be altered by prohibiting marriage as a ‘career’ for woman.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, 1949.

I think it’s important to understand these feminist women.  The ones I use quotes from are the very ones who championed the feminist cause around and after the 1950’s era.  They were famous, and lauded as heroic for saying these things.  These writers and speakers, and pushers of political agenda, not only “disliked” young women being able to choose to stay home with their children or be a housewife, they downright hated them for making that choice.  They hated the idea that women could depend upon their husbands to support them and in turn, make his and his children’s lives easier by creating a loving home atmosphere.

The Bible actually commands Christian women to be “keepers of the home,” so it’s important to understand how anti-Christianity these women’s views and goals were.  Their goal was to have a society where Christian women were not allowed to stay home and raise godly children.  It is the same beginning goals the Communists have always had in places where they took over – in Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba, and Vietnam just to name a few.  Feminism, at it’s core, was championed by women who had a communist-like agenda against religious and personal freedom.

It’s important to understand that this was one of feminism’s main goals.  It wasn’t to allow women “more choice” in order to choose between work or staying at home to raise godly children, but to not have that choice at all.

No woman should be authorized to stay at home and raise her children. Society should be totally different. Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one.” – “Sex, Society, and the Female Dilemma,” Simone de Beauvoir Saturday Review, June 14, 1975.

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“No woman should be authorized to stay at home and raise her children.”  – Simone de Beauvoir

Can you imagine a country where women were not allowed – by law even – to make that choice to stay at home to raise their young children?

It’s a lie to claim that feminism was somehow in the best interest for women having rights to more freedom – or to say that the feminists were trying to “free” women from the oppression of their husbands.

No.  These prominent and even famous feminists of the 60’s and 70’s knew exactly what they were doing and saying (making it harder for women to even be able to stay home and raise children – making sure financially, that option was almost gone).  It’s sad that so many women my age and in generation X don’t know, because they haven’t read, these women’s writings and books from back then.  But hopefully in reading these quotes the reader can feel the depth of hatred the women of the feminist movement had for traditional wives and mothers.

It was not about them winning some battle to free women from “the Patriarchy.”  It was about them working to deceiving an entire society at the cultural level, so that any woman who wanted to stay home with her children felt like she should be working, or doing anything else, because staying at home, raising children into wonderful adults, was displayed as having no lasting value for our modern society.

[Housewives] are mindless and thing-hungry…not people. [Housework] is peculiarly suited to the capacities of feeble-minded girls. [It] arrests their development at an infantile level, short of personal identity with an inevitably weak core of self…. [Housewives] are in as much danger as the millions who walked to their own death in the concentration camps. [The] conditions which destroyed the human identity of so many prisoners were not the torture and brutality, but conditions similar to those which destroy the identity of the American housewife.” ~ Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique, 1963.

Betty Friedan even compares women who choose to stay at home to detainees in concentration camps.  Well, at least we know SJWs were comparing situations to Hitler and his camps even back then!  But seriously, really re-read her quote above here.  “The conditions which destroyed the human identity of so many prisoners were not the torture and brutality, but the conditions similar to those which destroy the identity of the American housewife.”  

So the millions of people in the concentration camps in WWII were not destroyed by the inhumane torture and mistreatment (or death itself), but instead it was the same conditions as housewives have?  It’s notable that many MANY women disagreed with these feminists leaders back in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s… and they were the anti-feminist women, who still held that staying at home was valuable not only for them, but definitely for their children.

[Housewives] are dependent creatures who are still children…parasites.” ~ Gloria Steinem, “What It Would Be Like If Women Win,” Time, August 31, 1970

Yes, they loved calling us “parasites.”  I guess they never moved past middle school 🙂

“Feminism was profoundly opposed to traditional conceptions of how families should be organized, [since] the very existence of full-time homemakers was incompatible with the women’s movement…. [I]f even 10 percent of American women remain full-time homemakers, this will reinforce traditional views of what women ought to do and encourage other women to become full-time homemakers at least while their children are very young…. If women disproportionately take time off from their careers to have children, or if they work less hard than men at their careers while their children are young, this will put them at a competitive disadvantage vis-a-vis men, particularly men whose wives do all the homemaking and child care…. This means that no matter how any individual feminist might feel about child care and housework, the movement as a whole had reasons to discourage full-time homemaking.” ~ Jane J. Mansbridge, Why We Lost the ERA, 1986.

“[The] housewife is a nobody, and [housework] is a dead-end job. It may actually have a deteriorating effect on her mind…rendering her incapable of prolonged concentration on any single task. [She] comes to seem dumb as well as dull. [B]eing a housewife makes women sick.” ~ Sociologist Jessie Bernard in The Future of Marriage, 1982.

So… this is (in part) why I’m against feminism.  I wish more women my age and younger would wake up and read a book, or take interest into what the goals of this movement was (and still very much is) for our culture in the US and our society.

Ultimately, I’ve found from feminist literature that our Christian liberties were at the core of what feminists despised so much.  It was never about freeing women to have more choice.  It was only about limiting their ability to choose to be free-thinking people.  To be women who chose to follow God and raise their children in a godly way and in godly households where husbands still guided and protected their families.

These feminists women hated the Christian family, and did everything they could to destroy it.

Stephanie

 

All these quotes came from Stingray’s collection of feminists’ quotes on housewives
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9 thoughts on “Feminism’s Hatred of Stay at Home Moms

  1. Oh how feminism has changed its tune! I think somewhere along the way the powers that be figured out that honey truly does catch more flies than vinegar and you have a shift in the movements message from “housewives are parasites” to: “Women are superior to men in every way”! It is not surprising they would find it difficult to rip wives from their husbands and families through harsh language, yet find it oh so simple to lure women away when their ego’s are stroked. In fact, we find that in todays modern, feminist society, women can’t abandon them fast enough! And because it looks so empowering and innocuous on the surface many women will simply roll their eyes when you tell them about feminisms hidden goal. What woman doesn’t want freedom from male oppression? Even if it isn’t a real thing, it can be made to be real in the mind! The only saving grace in the past decade has been that feminism has gotten a huge head on its shoulders and has really gone off the deep end. It has “jumped the shark”, so to speak, and many actions by feminists are gut wrenchingly disgusting, which prevents a lot of women from giving full support.

  2. “No woman should be authorized to stay at home and raise her children”….frightening language, and I recently saw a similar assertion in the words of an American law professor, who claimed (in the context of home schooling) that it is *government* that creates the parent-child relationship.

    The above assertions seem parallel to the language of the Nazi ‘People’s Court’ in condemning Christoph Probst to death: see the part about “only the National Socialist demographic policy made it possible for him to have a family”

    https://books.google.com/books?id=urs6DwAAQBAJ&pg=PT187&lpg=PT187&dq=%22white+rose%22+transcript&source=bl&ots=gVCASANd1F&sig=nfsRqPK2QmEbG-8tQLo80owKWw4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiNt4SdkurbAhVFQ6wKHViUAPM4ChDoAQg-MAQ#v=onepage&q=%22white%20rose%22%20transcript&f=false

  3. Probably would be wise to understand what kinds of feminism we’re talking about. You’ve got that of the 19th century suffragettes (and with which I have quite a bit of agreement), 1960s era feminists like Steinem and Friedan, and since the 1980s, it appears that the movement has splintered into a number of different, often squabbling, movements.

    That noted, I admit I got a chuckle out of de Beauvoir’s notion that a housewife creates nothing durable. Um, exactly what are those things that seem to come out of them every couple of years that last eighty or so years on earth and their souls on into eternity, then?

  4. Wow DF, thank you for your comment and linking to that book! It is insane that the left and men and women who support feminism constantly try to throw around the whole “This is reminiscent of Hitler and the Nazi party!!” when in reality, they are mimicking almost word for word what the Nazi party and Hitler said.

    At least for me personally, and what my husband and I are teaching our children, it makes so much more sense what is going on *today,* when you look at what these founders and prominent people who pushed for policy change truly believed.

    Just like when you really look into the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, and what she truly believed about poor people and blacks or minorities…

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  6. Women should live the lives they want. When we stop trying to make women do this or that, I think we’ll have a better balance.

    I don’t hate housewives or stay at home moms. Someone has to do it. I don’t want to, but I respect those that do.

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  8. I hadn’t realized feminists were openly attacking stay-at-home mothers. Thank you for the (scary) insight.

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