Poll: Degrees of Motherhood
Mother’s Day is a tricky subject, especially among feminists. It’s hard to know what to say that will please everyone and not cause undo hurt feelings. You may think that it should be done away with at church, or you may still hold on to the notion that “every woman is a mother”. But regardless of how you feel about it, it’s hard to ignore the blitzkrieg of merchandise and sales geared towards making sure you feel as guilty as you possibly can if you don’t get your own mother something.
But commercialism aside, most of us are probably thinking of motherhood in some form today. And that’s what we would like to ask you all about. The gap between working mothers and SAHMs is narrowing. More and more mothers are finding that they either want or need to do some form of work for pay in addition to raising their children. It could be loss of income, or just loss of mental stimulation and reward that pushes women into the workforce. And in some cases, the SAHM becomes a WAHM, where the lines are blurred even further. But how do you feel about these varying degrees of the motherhood/worker balance? What category do you fit in, or which could you see yourself in if you are hoping to have children?