I am writing an essay on the negative effects of second wave feminism on the family unit...I was hoping to get opinions from other mothers from all aspects... FYI.. second wave feminism is feminism from the 60's and 70's.. Any help will be really appreciated... and please let me know if you have a problem quoting you in my essay.. It won't be published... It is for my college English class.Answer Question
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 6:55 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
I'm in my 50's and had my first child in the 70's. A popular tv commercial at the time showed a woman cooking bacon and she says something like I can bring home the bacon and cook it up too. I wonder if you can find it on youtube. We were being told we should have it all or we were letting something/someone (society/women/?) down. I felt like a failure because I couldn't breastfeed, work full time, go to college full time (of course get As), and be a great wife. I quit work, found La Leche League, and figured out that I could have it all, just not all at once.
Divorce rates exploded in the 1970s and I think that was what changed the family unit more than feminism. Why did divorce rates explode? I think that is the important question.
Answer by Gailll at 7:09 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 7:11 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
It has allowed women the freedom of CHOICES in her life so she dont have to STAY with teh LOSER that cheats on and beats her
If anything impacts the modern family its ECONOMICS. Most households need two working parents ...and THAT impacts the family unit
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:14 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
Feminists are man haters and angry women. LOL. The definition of a feminist is someone that thinks women and men should have equal rights under the law. Anyone that says they aren't a feminist, male or female, should be ashamed.
AlaskaTabby do you know about the 3rd Wave and Rebecca Walker, Alice Walker's granddaughter and the 3rd Wave Foundation.
Of course women are better than men. The Y chromosome is actually a defective X chromosome with a missing leg. Women can do everything men can do and they can also bear children and breastfeed them. The only thing some men have is more upper body strength. Who needs that?
Answer by Gailll at 7:15 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
Answer by ALASKATABBY at 7:25 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
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Answer by tropicalmama at 7:38 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 7:50 PM on Apr. 26, 2010