Women belong at home with the kids.

  Women belong at Home Lessons from a stay at home dad. My mum is from the second wave of feminists, she is one of the 7% of British women who identify as such, and has just retired from a successful career. She describes the years spent raising my Brother and I in rural, early eighties Scotland, with no money and married to my difficult Dad as the happiest time in her life. My wife’s Father raised her, her mum describes bawling her eyes out on her first day back at work. For the whole day. When it came to us my wife earned a great deal more, more certainly and with a defined career path so I stayed at home. She was miserable for nearly a week leading up to her first day back to work, and like her mother before her cried virtually non-stop. When I lived in Japan It was common to read in the international “Japan Times” OP-eds about getting women into the workforce, untapped potential etc., etc. Usually written by men or bitter old shrews with dried up ovaries. I honestly wondered where in the world they could be writing from Japanese housewives are the single happiest group of people I have ever met in my life. While her husband was off working 12 hours a day and getting crushed to death on the train, being forced to go out drinking with his boss after work and chain smoking his way into an a grave … read more....

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