I can’t help writing about this…
Excerpt from the above post… “You will never have the time, energy, freedom or mobility to be exceptional if you have a husband and kids.”
I would like to say…
Amy Glass, I’m very proud to be a mother. I write books, blog, and started my own business… all while raising four children. I happen to think that’s pretty exceptional. I happen to think “just” raising children is exceptional as well. Love and sacrifice ARE exceptional, and always will be, whether others acknowledge that truth or not. There is nothing wrong with choosing not to have children… but it is exponentially wrong to write condescending nonsense about women who do. You have insulted and attacked every mother on the planet, including your own.
You write, “Every time I hear someone say that feminism is about validating every choice a woman makes I have to fight back vomit.” To have children is the choice that deserves no validation in your eyes.
Please read a few history books. Feminism was NEVER intended to be about cursing and lamenting the thing women can do that men most certainly cannot… bear children.
I have spent years (some of them homeschooling) engaging my children’s creativity, instilling a love of learning and knowledge in them, encouraging their passions, and helping them pursue their dreams, while attempting to foster thankfulness and humility in them. As for “never hav[ing] the time, energy, freedom or mobility to be exceptional”… not only do I consider myself a success as a woman (shocking, I know), but I have brilliant, creative, conscientious children, who are exceptional in their own right.
Amy Glass, do you know where their exceptionality began? WITH THEIR MOTHER’S LOVE.