Emma Thompson Takes a Break

Emma Thompson recently stirred a lot of supercilious defensiveness when she said, “You can’t be a great mum and keep working all the time.” The programmatic limited minds of the go-along women’s movement are offended by motherhood.  They don’t mind being mothers, but they feel that it is a secondary job. Perhaps because Emma is worth fifty million dollars she has the option to take a year off from work.  Maybe other women can’t afford that luxury.  But the problem is that feminists don’t respect that luxury.  They don’t understand that motherhood can be superior to mindless commercial jobs, that bringing up a child can be more essential to a successful society than being a routine lawyer, an accountant, or an actress. When I was a teenager, my mother didn’t work.  I still had my problems with her, but I secretly loved the fact that she was a stay-at-home mother.  My dad could afford it, so I...(Read Full Post)