I was watching 60 Minutes the other night and they featured a segment on how more and more young women were giving up their careers to be at home looking after the kids, housework and their husbands. Apparently many of these young women have found that, contrary to the woman’s liberation movement, that they couldn’t really have it all, that it wasn’t possible to juggle a career and give the family the devotion they deserved.
Naturally they had to bring Germaine Greer into the picture and needless to say she was pretty disgusted with the whole thing. She even went so far as to say these women were doomed later on in life because of their poor choices. Who the hell does this woman think she is to force her views on other women and to belittle the choices they’ve made? What right does she have to say that they are wrong in putting their family before their career? I always though the women, like the rest of humanity, should be allowed to choose for themselves, as these women obviously did, as to whether they want a career solely as a wife, mother and home maker or to try and juggle home life with a job. Their choice and not that of a woman who has no right to judge as she’s never had to raise kids and so can not realize the driving force behind these women.