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I hope that you all enjoy another trip down memory lane from October 21, 2013.
According to this article from London's The Telegraph newspaper, stay-at-home mothers are the targets of a new prejudice: motherism. Stay-at-home mothers, according to the article, are seen as being "lazy, stupid, and unattractive." The article further shares that this prejudice against stay-at-home mothers is a strange bedfellow combination of second-wave feminism and capitalism. I disagree a bit with the last part of the previous sentence in that I believe that corporatism is more the problem than capitalism.
One hundred percent of the stay-at-home mothers I know defy that prejudice. They are not only women who put their children first after God and husband, but they also keep themselves current and well-groomed as well as keeping their homes neat and clean. I don't know of a single stay-at-home mother who doesn't learn something new each day. Granted, my sample size is small, but I believe that my acquaintanceship represents the vast majority of stay-at-home mothers.
I have always wondered at the brain mechanisms behind prejudices and have never been able to discern them. Those holding prejudice against women who put their families first continue the mystery.