Thursday, August 28, 2008

Surprise, surprise

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,,24241361-5001021,00.html

According to Wednesday’s Sydney Daily Telegraph,

MORE than two-thirds of working mums would rather be at home with their children.
This would come as a surprise only to the most hard-core feminist theoretician. Let’s face it, the explosion in mothers’ work-force participation figures over the past forty years has far more to do with the pursuit of economic growth and the spread of consumerism than the liberation of women. Feminism is just the fig leaf with which this truth is covered up; economic rationalism is the real philosophy that has underpinned these changes.

Reginaldvs Cantvar

1 comment:

Louise said...

the explosion in mothers’ work-force participation figures over the past forty years has far more to do with the pursuit of economic growth and the spread of consumerism than the liberation of women.

Yes, you are absolutely right there, Pole.