11/27/2006

Barefoot, Pregnant and in the Kitchen

(I write this with a touch of irony, as I am currently barefoot, 5months pregnant and ten minutes ago was cleaning my kitchen. ht/ Sara)

The Globe & Mail has this article for your viewing displeasure:
The federal Liberal women's caucus is accusing the Conservative government of trying to keep females "barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen."
They say the government is pursuing an ideological agenda that ignores women's needs and cuts funding to those who need help the most.
The Liberal women have released a set of party policies aimed at what they say are the most pressing social and economic issues facing Canadian women, particularly working women and their families, caregivers and seniors.
They say that improving the social and economic equality of women is the driving force behind the first volume of what they're calling their "Pink Book."
The document is the product of cross-country working sessions with women and women's groups held last July, and is slated to be in the party's election platform.
Belinda Stronach, chair of the Liberal women's caucus, says the recommendations are also aimed at countering what she describes as the Conservative government's "attack" on women's progress.
The recommendations include commitments to reinstate the Liberal child-care and early-learning plan the Tories scrapped after the last election; reverse budget cuts to social programs and Status of Women; develop a national caregiver agenda; provide more benefits to the self-employed; and legislate equal pay for work of equal value.
Judy Sgro says it's not so much the dollars as the message the cuts send.
"I think Harper and his Conservative government, based on their policies, would clearly prefer women would stay barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen and move us backwards 40 years," she said."

Where do I even start?
Behold the champions of women's right: Belinda Stronach, who can't keep her legs crossed to save her life, and Judy Sgro, known for her protection of the stripper industry... which is widely regarded as a most feminine friendly industy, right Judy?
Get a load of their plan:
1. Reinstate Liberal child-care: The Liberal plan was nothing short of a disaster. It arrogantly presumes that the state is more capable than the parent with regards to raising a child. Also note that if the Liberal plan would be resurrected, that would put a quick end to the $100/month/per child under six plan that the Tories brought in. The Tory plan ALSO included extra daycare spaces, and so looked after BOTH groups. The Liberal plan excludes the family where one parent chooses to stay at home.
2. Reverse budget cuts: Pump more money back into feminazi groups that support decriminalized prostituion and legalized polygamy. Yes, that really sounds like concern for the well-being of women.
3. Develop a national caregiver agenda: Again, arrogantly presume that the state is better equipped to raise a child than its own parent. Will this "care giver agenda" include me, a stay at home mom? So far, the answer to that one is a big, fat no.
4. Provide more benefits to the self-employed: Tories are already on this one.
5. Legislate equal pay for work of equal value: This is already law, so what's your point ladies?
Best of all is the emphatic statement that Tories would "clearly" prefer women to be subjugated... or better yet, that the choice to stay at home and have children is even indicative of subjugation. I have no time at all for this anti-choice feminazi crap. Just because you don't value your children doesn't mean I am going to follow your "plan." I happen to think that right now, the best use of my education is to invest it in my children.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree. I too am a fierce fighter against feminazism.
A lie that has gripped not only the world but also those who profess to love the Lord. When it rains in the world, it drips in the church.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss in her book "Lies Women Believe...And the Truth that Set them Free" says,

"THE LIE:
A career outside the home is more valuable and fulfilling than being a wife and mother.
THE TRUTH:
1.In the will of God, there is no higher calling than to be a wife and mother (1 Tim. 5:9-10)
2. God uniquely designed the woman to be a bearer and nurturer of life. (Gen 2:24, 3:20)
3. There is no greater measure of a woman's worth or success than the extent to which she serves as the heart of her home.
(1 Cor. 7: 32-35; Titus 2:4-5)
4.God's plan is that a woman's primary attention and effort should be devoted to ministering to the needs of her husband and children. (Gen 2:18)
AMEN!
She further says, "Day in and day out, they (women) are building a home; they are being life-givers; they are laying a foundation and building a memorial that will outlive them for generations to come; they are honouring their Creator in the greatest possible way."

It is greatly disturbing that our culture is completely oblivious to these basic truths.
May God help us all......
In Him alone.....

Anonymous said...

do canadian women support stronach's pink book?

Ben in Ontario said...

Well put, and well argued, Ruth.

It is really unfortunate that the Liberals can't conceive of a solution to anything that isn't statist, elitist, or both. How they manage to get as much support as they do out there is difficult to understand.

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