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

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    Indeed so. They're not for everyone, but it's a wonderful calling.
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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Who said being a great wife and mother was a bad thing? Who?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    I don't think the message here is for women not to go to college, get a job, etc. The message here is, invest time in your kids life. Granted, it was poorly worded, but I think we do need to reaffirm the commitment parents have to their children. You don't have to stay at home, just when you are at home, pay attention to your kids. Get off your iPhone, Ipad, and Facebook and listen to what your kids have to say. You might be surprised at just how much you will enjoy it. Much more so than "liking" so stupid status.
    Unsure if I'm allowed to "like" this post.....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
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    "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."

    Well that's moronic. Also wildly unrealistic given current economic conditions.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Well that's moronic. Also wildly unrealistic given current economic conditions.
    Current? Does current mean for at least the past few decades, as well as for the very-distant future as well?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Current? Does current mean for at least the past few decades, as well as for the very-distant future as well?
    In this case I suspect it does mean that .

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Children are responsibility personified
    Quote of the day, possibly the week, strong contention for quote of the month.
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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Who said being a great wife and mother was a bad thing? Who?
    No, it wasn't said explicitly - it was implied by the way you presented this and by the title of the thread - the commencement speaker didn't say what the title says, at least not in the paragraph quoted - he actually challenged young women to ignore societal wisdom and choose being a great wife and mother - he didn't say stay at home, don't be CEO's etc. In fact, he said God bless you if that's the road you choose.
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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    So you're the prototypical "a woman's place is in the home, cooking, cleaning, barefoot, and pregnant" type of girl ???
    That would be a no. But I'd love it if more women could afford to stay at home. I've seen young women struggle endlessly to juggle children and career. Worn out. Exhausted. Guilty. Raising kids without discipline because they perceive it as easier. Spoiling them with material things thinking that makes up for the one thing they do want -- mommy's time. I've seen women have a baby (maybe their second) and go back to their full-time job at 6 weeks. WTF? How nigh-onto-impossible is that?

    There's plenty of down sides to being a stay-at-home mom -- especially when one's spouse trades his 40-year-old wife for two 20's. And with divorce at 50%? The odds aren't in her favor.

    Surprise. Women didn't always work outside the home. And the greater majority of them reveled in that. More volunteerism, well-behaved well-adjusted children giving them TIME -- the one thing money can't buy. Men had it easier as well.

    I recognize times have changed. I just wish parents would at least commit to letting mommy stay home until her youngest is in school. It's really not too much to ask.
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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    No, it wasn't said explicitly - it was implied by the way you presented this and by the title of the thread - the commencement speaker didn't say what the title says, at least not in the paragraph quoted - he actually challenged young women to ignore societal wisdom and choose being a great wife and mother - he didn't say stay at home, don't be CEO's etc. In fact, he said God bless you if that's the road you choose.
    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 don’t need more women CEOs. We need more women as invested mothers.”

    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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