In its bid to bust the patriarchy, feminism has become the patriarchy.
Who’s a strong woman?
A woman is a valiant being in her own right, with or without a career.
Work that works for women
In a feminized economy, a woman’s job is designed around her other jobs as a home-maker and mother.
Some of us like working, some of us don’t.
The mother of all jobs
A paid worker forges a piece of the economy. A mother forges a soul. That makes mothers important people.
Some of us like motherhood, some of us don’t.
No such thing as ‘just’ a housewife
Housewives work. The homes they create are powerhouses, crucibles for the body and soul. A housewife makes life possible.
Some of us like housework, some of us don’t.
I’m job-hunting. I’m a mother. And I have a home to run. So why, after more than half a century of feminism, is it impossible to find a job designed around women’s unpaid work?
A gender pay gap? Really, feminism? Is that our biggest gap-issue? For I can spot plenty of other gender gaps – make that abysses – both inside and outside the workplace. Like the Unpaid, Validation, Workplace Timetable and Responsibility Gaps. And it’s feminism that creates them.
In an eloquent piece last Tuesday, Dr Janice Fiamengo, Professor of English at the University of Ottawa, Canada, made the case that feminism is a religion. While she is right to identify its god as the “divine feminine,” it is also easy to make the opposite case—that...
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