Friday, October 27, 2006

Setting the record straight ...

Do mothers still matter? This is the question Jim Schembri asks in the Melbourne Age this morning.

Having met a female friend who felt that her role as a mother no longer had the same relevance attached to it by society, Schembri gives a fighting response.

He thinks that it is a "crazy world" which treats motherhood this way. He writes in defence of having children that,

The upside of having kids is that you get to look into the eyes of a child and say: "This came from me."


Nor does he lose his nerve when identifying why society doesn't value motherhood as being of core significance:

Many people blame feminism for promoting the concept that motherhood runs a poor second to a career of boardrooms and paper jams. And I do too. (Feminism is still a good idea. It just needs to be digitally remastered to include women.) [Do mothers still matter? 27/10/06]


And all this in the leftish-liberal Age. More evidence, I think, that feminism is losing its sway.

5 comments:

  1. I was going to comment but then I saw the word verification and so I didn't (sort of).

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  2. "Feminism is still a good idea. It just needs to be digitally remastered to include women"

    Feminism is a female-centred 'romantic' view pushed as a societal right. Something we all have to now live under - and women won't take kindly to 'romance' being stripped from their world view. It's at the heart of what makes life 'feel' good for them.

    Feminism can't be 'remastered' - because all of it's totems seem to espouse 'only' a female-centred view that doesn't take the rest of the world into account.

    Asking a feminist 'how' their views will work in harmony with everyone else (and nature), is usually explained by "society having to change".

    Just like Communism - if the facts don't suit the program comrades, then the facts must be mistaken.

    Bobby.N

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  3. Hello Mark

    I know this is out of context but I am trying to contact a Mark Richardson who I went to school with. Mark would be around 42 and wondering if you may be him. Did you live in Swan Hill once.
    Regards
    Paul

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  4. Paul, sorry, wrong Mark. I'm a bit younger and have never lived in Swan Hill.

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  5. Hello Mark, thanks for letting me know. I will keep searching.

    Regards
    Paul

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