Fifteen Impossible Things To Believe Before Breakfast:
1. A mother who works a full-time job and delegates to strangers the raising of her children eight hours a day, five days a week does just as good a job as a mother who hand-rears her children full time.
Thanks for filling in the blanks of your own experience. Your mother is definitely to be applauded for what she accomplished. But I don't think a successful society can model itself on the choices and decision-making and adjustments of those who have had dire circumstances thrust upon them. Any more than we should all, say, be following the strict medical instructions of someone who just had triple-bypass surgery.
What society chooses to do GENERALLY determines the kind of society that you have. My points all centre on the fact that society was far more sustainable the way it was GENERALLY conducted up to 1970. We can do whatever we want in a democracy. Why not want something that works better, GENERALLY?
The fact that the situation I'm describing hasn't been the norm anywhere in the G7 -- not just the U.S. -- for some time, I don't think refutes my point. It's like saying "We've been driving the wrong way for the last 50 miles but who wants to turn around and go back?" If you're on a branch and you're pretending you're still climbing the tree, you're going to run out of branch and you'll have to turn back EVENTUALLY and find out where the tree is and start climbing it again. That's why I called the essay "Tangent". Feminism, in my view, is a branch that leads to societal oblivion.
Including women in the workforce is a WONDERFUL idea. Along the lines of my own "A good idea can come from anywhere, so you don't want to IGNORE anyone". Stay focussed on IDEAS and you'll recognize a good one when you hear it. Employing women BECAUSE they're women is the opposite of that. So it produces negative results.
There is a sensible -- but unknown -- percentage of women that you can have in the workforce before your replacement birth rate plummets to societal suicide levels. And, in my view, that percentage is substantially below the 86% we have now.
Women are going to have to decide what that percentage is: which women are included and which women aren't included. It can't ETHICALLY be legislated without intruding on protected free will choices.
The Feminist Theocracy's position on ALL issues is: we need more feminism, we need more women in the workforce. So, because we've chosen to BE a Feminist Theocracy, that's where we're going.
But I think I'm safe in saying that the end of the branch is up ahead, somewhere before we hit 100% of women in the workforce.