Militants - are they for real?

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Militants - are they for real?
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Tue, 04-14-2009 - 6:59pm

Someone on another board posted this link.
http://blogs.babycenter.com/celebrities/2009/04/12/dr-laura-says-all-moms-should-stay-at-home/?scid=momstodd_20090414_A:2&pe=2U8vYLf
It's about Dr. Laura saying that all women should be SAHMs until the child is at least 3 years old.

Whether we're talking about working or staying at home, I can't quite wrap my head around what is going on inside the brains of people that apply the phrase "all women should".

Do you think militants are actually serious, or just trying to get a rise out of others?

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Tue, 04-14-2009 - 7:31pm

I can't stand Dr. Laura. I tried to read the article, but just couldn't get past the 3rd paragraph or so. Unfortunately, I do believe that "some" of the militants are serious. I find it sad that mothers that fall into this category can't figure out that there's just more than one way to skin a cat (or, in this case, raise children).

FWIW, I have only met militants here -- although I did have one co-worker (many years ago) who asked me how I could put my babies in dc. What really bothers me about the msahm that posts here is that they have no regard for the fact that I've been a parent for over 17 years -- with 3 children (and now one sd in the mix). I pretty sure I know what I'm doing by now, LOL!

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Tue, 04-14-2009 - 7:45pm
Yes, they are for real.
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Tue, 04-14-2009 - 8:07pm
Yikes. I wonder what would happen to someone with that mindset if they found themselves in a position where they absolutely HAD to work. I wonder if they would totally wig out from anxiety and wind up in therapy.
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Tue, 04-14-2009 - 8:56pm
Well, probably. Other than, you know, the militant socks that some here have admitted to creating :) On the other hand I consider the author of said socks to be a militant herself, so I guess even they are. :)

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Tue, 04-14-2009 - 8:58pm
Well, to be fair, not all the militants are militantly pro-SAH. I think we all know of at least one militant pro-WOH.

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Wed, 04-15-2009 - 3:27am

This ding-dong bugs me no end. She reminds me of Anne Coulter in the way she rambles along her illogical "arguments."

Her line here is one used by many MSAHMs who have posted here over the years. The argument is all about what MOM will miss/lose if she is not there for snugglebun's "adowable" hugs, kisses, first steps yadda-yadda. Ding-dong puts it this way:

"What people need to learn is that it’s not about the drudgery of housework — it’s about being at home for all of those incredible moments that make your life more valuable than the person who replaced you at work."

This is then wrapped up with the conclusion: "Kids who don’t have moms suffer a lifetime." How that logically follows from mom missing out has never been clear to me, and so far no MSAHM I have come across has been able to explain it satisfactorily. Not to mention that children with WOH mothers DO have mothers.




Edited 4/15/2009 3:29 am ET by rollmops2009
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Wed, 04-15-2009 - 5:55am

I don't think the articles gives enough information so, it's hard to give a general opinion on what Dr. Laura may be thinking.


>>Do you think militants are actually serious, or just trying to get a rise out of others?<<


I think many are very serious, but I don't take them too seriously. It's all food for thought.

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Wed, 04-15-2009 - 6:09am

I think what Dr. Laura may be thinking can be summed up thusly: "What can I say that will produce the largest listening audience and purchases of my books? "

The woman would sell her own Mom for buck.

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Wed, 04-15-2009 - 6:35am

"What can I say that will produce the largest listening audience and purchases of my books? "



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Wed, 04-15-2009 - 6:42am
Oh, right. thanks for backing me up with the rest of the message :)

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