"Women Should Be At Home With Their Kids Full Time"

Yes, welcome to the 21st Century.

An article in today’s Denver Post reviews some of the criticism of Sarah Palin coming from the religious right.

Dr. Laura Schlesinger said, “What kind of role model is a woman whose fifth child was recently born with a serious issue, Down syndrome, and then goes back to the job of governor within days of the birth?”

Kendal Unruh, “a former board member of the Colorado Christian Coalition and a delegate at the Republican National Convention,” said, “I believe women should be at home with their kids full time. But I’m not a dictator, so when they have made that choice, then I unequivocally support them.”

So, in a nutshell, here’s the religious right’s advice for women. 1. Absolutely do not have sex unless you’re married. 2. At most, use only birth control that cannot possibly hinder the implantation of a fertilized egg. 3. If you get pregnant, regardless of the circumstances, you absolutely must have the baby, even if you were raped, and even if your health or the health of the embryo is at risk, except perhaps if you’re on the brink of death. 4. Once you bear a child, you should stay home to raise the child, rather than have a career, but perhaps you can have a career that advances the agenda of the religious right.

2 thoughts on “"Women Should Be At Home With Their Kids Full Time"”

  1. The religious right is fairly diverse on some of these issues. Palin grew up in the Assemblies of God denomination, which has always had women pastors. The evangelical community is probably split 50/50 on the women in the ministry issue. Given that, I imagine then that many don’t have a problem with women working outside the home.

    If my wife and I had 5 children, and one was recently born with special needs & if my 17 year old daughter just got pregnant out of wedlock, I think I’d decline an offer to be VP.

  2. They should be at home with kids. Look at how messed up kids have become since the 50’s. Women now graduate high school & do not even know how to turn on a oven. Also, I believe the majority of women have lost their motherly instincts, I see many more caring fathers out there. The women are now more concerned about friends, work or their facebook account, rather than their family or just keeping a house clean.

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