OUT DATED CONTROVERSY BETWEEN
STAY-HOME MOTHERS” AND “WORKING MOTHERS”
I’ve noticed lately that there still seems to be a controversy between what are referred to as “Stay-at- Home Mothers” and“Working Mothers.”
Since all mothers work at child care, it is a very outdated conflict that needs to be removed from the annals of Motherhood literature so mothers can join hands and support one another.
THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT
I believe that the controversy began in the seventies when the feminist movement was encouraging women to fulfill their aspirations. If that meant getting out of the kitchen and into corporate headquarters with equal pay to men, it was indeed long in coming.
However, it never meant, leave your babies behind to be neglected. It did, however, leave in its wake unsettling feelings about the respect mothers should get for mothering that we all know now, if it wasn’t clearly stated then, is a great intellectual and emotional job that supports the life and growth of human beings and lasts for a lifetime once its begun.