Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stuck Being Just A Mom....?

I came across a "celeb spotting" today of one of my favourite artists, Lauryn Hill, at a book signing with her children. It's good to see a famous mom going down-to-earth, putting her kids first and spending time with them. Then I read the article, and was appalled and disgusted. You can read it yourself here: http://tinyurl.com/dhxnje

I don't know if this sick way of thinking is a product of twisted feminist ideologies or of a "fame & fortune" obsessed culture. All I do know is that this devaluation of mothers, motherhood and family values is epidemic in our society. It seems far too many people have this idea that when a woman chooses to devote the greater part of her time to her family, she ceases to use her talents and abilities or to be productive in society.

What can I say to change this? I don't know. One thing is certain, our society needs to change NOW, before the family unit that is the basis of human survival goes the way of the dinosaur.

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