Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. I agree wholeheartedly!
You are welcome!
I like the one article that stated feminists did a great thing by making it a choice. Society has also pushed women to having a career through something men have brought on themselves. They are not always the faithful husbands they should be. This can be a psychologically intolerable situation leaving the woman with no means to provide for herself. Why not have her prepared before that happens? If everyone fulfilled their roles properly this wouldn't be necessary. I wish I could have stayed at home when younger but my ex decided he would rather run around. My husband now is perfect! I still have to work part time but we are both working towards me getting to stay home. I do work with some older women and they're benefits to that as well. Older workers don't make rash judgements that can harm the company. They have the wisdom of years. They don't call in sick because their children are sick and have to stay out of school, etc. They usually aren't trying to climb the corporate ladder and are more pleasant to be around. Another great post. Enjoying your blog.
http://femininemystiquetwra.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/feminism-did-not-give-women-freedom/The author of the above article shows by using historical examples how women always had a choice to work or not, and that feminists actually took away the freedom to stay home and the protection which women used to enjoy.You don't fight fire by pouring gasoline on it. If our ideal is the traditional family, we should strive to change the laws to protect women who choose to stay home, for instance by restoring the alimony for faithful wives abandoned by their husbands, which feminists sought to abolish. Also a company may surely benefit from the experience of older women, but it doesn't mean that they have a duty to leave their own home behind and to go to work so that the company can make more profit.
As eligible for the "older woman" label in the posting above, I can surely speak for my OWN situation, no one else's. I worked for 40-something years and now have "retired" due to health problems. I'm in my 60s and I can surely vouch for the fact that yes, I need more rest time, and yes, I need more "concessions" than the work place was willing to let me have. My expertise? I have 30+ years of training in medical transcription, which is now a dying field despite the growth of socialized medicine, etc., and the need for accuracy in medical records. My husband and I are trying valiantly to avoid me going back into the work force. Live comfortably? Well, in many respects not really, and in some respects yes, we are. But I know my "home time" is valued by my husband and myself, so we guard it as much as possible. Nevertheless, the older woman DOES have a harder time in the work place with today's emphasis on "youth".....and no, we have NO duty to work for a corporation which merely tolerates us in order to tap into our knowledge and expertise.Kathleen in IL
I mentioned living comfortably because I mainly meant those couples where the husband earns a good income on his own. I have tremendous sympathy for those ladies who want to stay home but have to work due to cicrumstances, but if the family can afford it,it makes little sense for the woman to go back to work when she is older. Often the husband is against, but she is egged on by other working women, or wants to prove her independence. It just makes no sense to me.