Hi Jeff! Thanks for the phone message and for your anecdotal example of how your mother dealt with what the Feminist Theocracy calls the "work-life" balance. I appreciate your participation.
I'm trying to AVOID the anecdotal trap here, however, since that's largely how the Feminist Theocracy has gotten this far. "That's not my experience" and "you're generalizing" being deemed all that's necessary to refute any given point. So, I think we need, as much as possible to stick to 2+2=4 discussion points.
In the case of Impossible Thing #1: I think it is irrefutably true (98% or higher in terms of probability: 2+2=4) that: Someone Who Does Something From The Time They Get Up In The Morning 'Til The Time They Go To Bed At Night (of which the "stay-at-home Mom" is an example in the category of "child-rearing and homemaking") (a venerable truism used to go: "A man works from sun to sun but a woman's work is never done") Will Do A Better Job Of That Thing Than A "Hobbyist" Who Tries To Do The Same Thing Between The Supper Hour and Bedtime.
The reason that I capitalized that and put it in boldface is to indicate that What Is Capitalized And In Boldface is an overarching concept. The overarching concept has nothing to do with women or mothers SPECIFICALLY. Child-rearing and homemaking are an EXAMPLE of the truism, but the truism holds true no matter what you're talking about. If you repair cars in those two time frames, you will do a better job if you do it from the time you get up in the morning until when you go to bed at night than if you do it between the supper hour and bedtime. You will do MORE of it and you will get BETTER at it.
It isn't 100% true. The variance can be accounted for by Genius or genius equivalency. If you're a Genius at repairing cars, you will probably do AS GOOD or BETTER a job in three hours than someone working all day. I think I'm safe in saying that you won't be as good as YOU would be if you worked all day but that's up to you. Mental handicap would also factor in. If you have a learning disability and you work all day, you're probably going to be limited in what you accomplish relative to someone who doesn't have your learning disability.
But COMMON SENSE SHOULD TELL US that someone doing something from the time they get up in the morning until when they go to bed at night is 98 times out of 100 going to do a better job than someone doing that job three hours a day. Period. Full Stop.
It is UNPARDONABLY INSULTING to those people who DO SO to suggest otherwise.
Okay, I think that exhausts what I have to say about #1. On to Erick's #2 tomorrow!