Lean On Your Husband?
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|Wed, 11-27-2013 - 12:48pm|
Wow, I'm not even sure where to start with this one! From an iVillage article:
In an article for Fox News, Suzanne Venker writes that if women want a family, they need a man.
“Financial independence is a great thing, but you can’t take your paycheck to bed with you,” she writes. “And there’s nothing empowering about being beholden to an employer when what you really want is to have a baby. That’s dependency of a different sort.”
She continues that a husband is necessary for a woman, especially a mother, to live a balanced life, urging women to depend on the “more linear career goals” of men. “…Why not let husbands bring home the bulk of the bacon so women can have the balanced lives they seek?” she writes. “There’s no way to be a wife, a mother and a full-time employee and still create balance. But you can have balance by depending on a husband who works full-time and year-round.”
Cue the sounds of modern women whimpering (or screaming?) everywhere.
Read more, including a response from Amy McCarthy on Bustle.com here: http://www.ivillage.com/suzanne-venker-fox-news-article-women-need-husbands/6-a-554346
What are your thoughts on her opinion that woman should be leaning on their husbands? What does that mean for single moms, or wives who husbands leave them for greener pastures?