Why does the media portray working moms, always, as having guilt?
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I hate the mommy guilt crap. Unless you're making bad decisions and not being a good parent, you shouldn't feel guilty. And WOH has nothign to do with making bad decisions and not being a good parent.
I liked this quote from the article -- "Am I doing something good for me, good for our family and ultimately good for our child even if it means I'm not there at this particular moment?"
And why is it termed "mommy guilt" and not "parent guilt?" Fathers aren't doing anything different than mothers, but only mothers feel this guilt?
I feel guilty on occasion ... but never for choosing to WOH. When I've felt guilt, it's because I've done something to feel guilty about (made a bad decision, expressed myself poorly, etc).
Because it sells ad space. As for mommy guilt itself, I blame the 50's and the forced exodus of women from the workforce at the end of WWII. With all of the time-saving inventions to make the housewife's job easier at home, there was no corresponding move to fill up the time that those devices freed up. So mothers turned to their children to fill up that time. Now, that focus has generated the mommy wars and mommy guilt in the media.
The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett
Yeah well, that's just, ya know, like, your opinion, man-The Big Lebowski
Because it sells, it doesn't matter if it is true or not.