Is this debate now moot?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-29-1999
Is this debate now moot?
41
Sun, 01-02-2011 - 6:18pm
The lack of on topic debate has made me wonder if times have changed. When I first came on iVillage and this board a long time ago (10 years or so. My dd is now 11 and she was a newborn if I remember correctly), this board was hopping. In the late 90's and early 0's, in the days of venture capital, investment banking, flipping real estate, ecommerce, when cash and jobs were plentiful, was the Sah argument more relevant? Now, with a recession and high unemployment are the Sah advocates deafeningly quiet?

There just seems to be a lot fewer of the "How can you leave your precious babies with strangers?" type posts even before the great upgrade debacle. Or maybe village just isn't as popular as it was.

Pages

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Sun, 01-02-2011 - 6:38pm

Avatar for savcal2011
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-06-2010
Sun, 01-02-2011 - 6:50pm
this.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-29-1999
Sun, 01-02-2011 - 6:57pm
Aww, you guys are no fun! You're supposed to say something like SAH is a luxury for rich people and then someone else says WOHMS only care about their big homes and boats. ;)
Avatar for rollmops2009
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-24-2009
Sun, 01-02-2011 - 7:49pm

LOL, that must be the problem, we are just much too reasonable, with a very few notable exceptions.

FWIW, I do think that there has been a gradual change, and that, slowly, slowly, it is becoming more of an accepted norm for mothers to work. I would really like to see some real debate in the US on how to improve family/work balance, how to improve daycare options for working parents and that sort of thing, instead of those idiotic "never leave the precious babies" discussions.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-29-1999
Sun, 01-02-2011 - 8:10pm
I think with the over abundance of unemployed right now, those discussions won't happen. There is little motivation right now for employers to try to improve benefits to keep emplyees around. Many are trying to get rid of them through attrition rather than lay off.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-05-2000
Sun, 01-02-2011 - 10:52pm

Yes.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 6:40am

I agree, plus the new format kills debate and anyone new will not be "sucked in".

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2000
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 8:01am

It''s because with only one income, SAHM's are too poor to have internet service.


iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2000
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 8:03am

Yes.


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 9:02am

to steal a line from the laura bush book i read, i have the luxury of staying home (with my girls) but yes, i have had a real job - this said in return to criticism she got about her lack of "real work" experience during one of husband's campaigns.

 

Pages