Femivore? Really?!?

Why is that women who are educated and decide to stay home with their children constantly feel the need to rationalize their decision?

When did homemaking, raising children and taking care of your family and husband become a “movement”? Haven’t women been doing these things since well….FOREVER!

Really people this femivore thing is about the dumbest name for a group of women I have ever heard. And why is it a dilemma to be doing what is right by you and your family? Using your education to be the best woman, wife and mother you can be is a noble thing. There is nothing wrong with it and there should be no guilt involved.

In fact, women who can stay home, take care of family and be self-sustaining are some of the smartest women out there. They have found a way to do what they love, take care of their family and be a productive member of society without sacrificing themselves working in a job that slowly kills them.  Isn’t this what everyone wants….to do what they love and be self-sustaining?

You can read the article that prompted this post yourself and tell me what you think.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/14/magazine/14fob-wwln-t.html

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One thought on “Femivore? Really?!?

  1. I agree that Femivore is pretty much the lamest name for a “movement” of creating a sustainable and self-sufficient home. I thought we already had a word for that– Homesteading! And whether it is the man or the woman doing the work of creating that self-sufficiency, what difference does it make? If a man decided to stay home and plant vegetables, and take care of livestock instead of going off to work, would we make it into a “movement” ? No. We would call him a FARMER.

    Sometimes this overanalysis is a little bit silly. These people are just going back to basics, and it is a very admirable thing no matter WHICH gender is taking on the challenge.

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