As I re-read this post today, it makes me sad. And I do link it to the Time Magazine article, with its offensive headline “Are You Mother Enough?”
I think there has been an unprecedented backlash on women in the last year. And I feel judged, battered, bruised and defensive.
I never thought in my lifetime that the merits of the birth control pill would actually be debated from a moral point of view.
I never thought that the word “slut” would be used so pejoratively, so publicly, to mark women taking birth control pills with a scarlet letter.
I never thought that a fertility clinic would not be welcomed into a town.
I never thought that a women would be judged so publicly for breastfeeding or not breastfeeding a child at the age of four.
Notice what’s NOT being talked about:
Are you Father Enough?
Increased Infertility Statistics for Men
How Schools Increasingly Don’t Favor Boys
I don’t say this to be harsh to men. We NEED to talk about THESE issues. We need to talk about these issues MUCH MORE than we need to discuss whether a woman should take birth control pills for WHATEVER reason.
And so endeth my rant for the day.
Is it possible to change the conversation?