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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Funny, though - that when I was employed: I still came home and cooked dinner - did chores in the evening . . . all the same things I do now, I did then.

    My mother was the same - she was a sahm until we were all in school and then she, too, just added full-time employment onto her list of things to do for the day.

    Strange, overall - that my Dad's life didn't become more complex at all as we aged . . . he just always worked - and then relaxed all evening while my mother fussed after us kids and hurried around the house to get everything done.

    Same thing with my husband (back in the day) - his life didn't shift at all - I was just busy busy while he sat and watched tv all evening.
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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Funny, though - that when I was employed: I still came home and cooked dinner - did chores in the evening . . . all the same things I do now, I did then.....

    .....Same thing with my husband (back in the day) - his life didn't shift at all - I was just busy busy while he sat and watched tv all evening.
    Similar to the situation I grew up in....

    My mother worked until she became pregnant with me. At that point she left the full-time job world to be a mother (she'd already been a wife for almost 4 years). She maintained a part-time job as a church musician but didn't go back to full-time work until all three of her children were in high school. She had done some substitute teaching when we were a little younger, but that was always a secondary activity to what the family and home needed. When she did work, her schedule was designed to ensure she could be home to get what needed to be done at the house. My father was not one to come home and just sit around, though. He always had different DiY projects, home maintenance, yardwork, etc.... going on.

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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Good, Lord, this was a social studies teacher in a town that has a whopping population of around 2,500 people in Indiana. I don't even remember my school graduation speakers' messages, and I didn't the day after it was over either. People need to have a little perspective and stop being so freaking thin-skinned. Every day somebody somewhere is saying something you don't like. BFD. It isn't like this guy was someone who actually has a say in how affairs of state are run or has their own TV show or something.
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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Archaic? No. Different than you, yes.

    You are more than welcome to teach your children they have a choice. I do the same with mine. Although my wife stays at home and our kids are homeschooled, that was the choice of my wife, not me. We have a pretty good thing going here.

    Just because the statement wasn't politically correct doesn't mean it was wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    No, he said:

    "The greatest impact you could ever contribute to our world is a loving investment in the lives of your precious children. To solve the problems plaguing our society, we donít need more women CEOs. We need more women as invested mothers.Ē

    So yes, he is in fact telling young woman that they should stay at home. More importantly, he's telling them that their contributions to the world are best achieved through staying at home and squeezing out babies. That is both ridiculous and positively archaic thinking.

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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by jwzg View Post
    Archaic? No. Different than you, yes.

    You are more than welcome to teach your children they have a choice. I do the same with mine. Although my wife stays at home and our kids are homeschooled, that was the choice of my wife, not me. We have a pretty good thing going here.

    Just because the statement wasn't politically correct doesn't mean it was wrong.
    Who said anything about political correctness? Certainly not me. The statement was wrong because it's factually inaccurate and based in archaic thinking re: women.

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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Never read so many pages of absolute tripe before. To some of the male posters on this thread, my wife is smarter than most of you on here, she has a more important job than most of you on here and she is still a great mother so get over yourselves. To some of the female posters on here, there is nothing wrong with being a stay at home mum but don't throw other women under the bus just because they have more ambition than you and don't feel the need to be supported by their male counterpart. The whole notion of a mother staying at home was great back in the day but we live in a world with high inflation and low wages and of course the whole women are equal thing happened, as much as some of you on here would love to come home and have your wife greet you with a cigar and a martini those days are over.
    Interesting that you manage to say there is nothing wrong with it but turn around in the same sentence and accuse them of lacking ambition. While some of your words seem to support the idea of a stay at home mom, the whole tone of your post seems to insinuate that any woman who does so is lazy and stupid, so which is it?
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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Feel free to explain a world where woman don't have children. How long does that world have humans? 70 years?




    People who 'think' like you are one of the reasons why Barack Obama is in the White House and Mitt Romney is wherever he is.

    I haven't seen a single post on this thread where anyone said that no woman should ever have children. You are projecting.






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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

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    Politically incorrect thought has to be stamped out anywhete it rears its ugly head.
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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Who said anything about political correctness? Certainly not me. The statement was wrong because it's factually inaccurate and based in archaic thinking re: women.
    Doesn't the bolded kind of prove his point? There is nothing wrong with being old fashioned generally speaking. We don't all have to live by the new ways of thinking and it might just be the old way is better. Since being old fashioned these days is thought of as politically incorrect, I'm sorry, but you just proved his point.

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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Fewer of us (by far) grew up in an urban environment back then. The only thing the majority of American teens would have known about that crap is what we learned when we went to see West Side Story at a local theatrical production.

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