Moms should put children before work
The article “Program seeks to teach marriage skills to fragile families” (July31edition) bringsupsomeinterestingpointsregardingthe Baltimore Building Strong Families program.
Itisoddthatwehavetoteachmarriage skills rather than the need for marriage. Throughouthistorymarriageortheunionofamanand woman has been necessary for the preservation of the human species, even as it is necessary for the entire animal kingdom. Contraception has made it possible to eliminate the human race.
Politically menandwomenaredescribedas equal, which they obviously are politically. Women can do men’s work and have been encouraged tosacrifice their female qualities accordingly. Men are led to accept women’s role but men do not by nature accept their role in replacingworkingwomen. Menbynatureare soldiers and mechanics.
Therewasatimewhenmenearnedenough to support a family, including wives and children. The pill has made it possible to convert women into male substitutes, since with fewer children they are available for men’s work.
It seems to me that the Baltimore organization should dedicate itself to urging more marriages, with women’s role being appropriate to her emotional role and her primary role of bearing and maintaining children and families. Talented women who enter the professions are necessary to raise talented children, suitabletobecomingmarriedmenandwomen.
This seems to be regression politically, but in terms of the survival of the race it is animportant consideration. Womenneed not be completely homebound, but their primary purpose of bearing and raising children should bemade part of the political equation. Their returning to domesticity is no worse than men’s assuming the responsibilities of paternity.
Womenasdoctorsandlawyersmaybeaflattering challenge to men, but children have no spokesmen, and are allowed to drift, with both parents working and children allowed to fend for themselves. Interestingly, when children areraised in day care, their caregiversarenot equallymen,butwomen,recognizingwomen’s innatepurposeasbearersandnurturers.Children’s care is being sacrificed for politics. Seemingly equal men and women are abandoning children, denying their biological and socially necessary support in growing with a father and mother.
We need more attention to be given to the responsibilities of men as fathers and women as mothers, within a framework to protect children, and to preserve the race. Jerome Greenblatt Mission Viejo, California