Yikes. Someone needs to chill the fuck out, huh?
Look, we're all entitled to our own opinions on any and everything in the world. And we're free to share them as well ('Merica!) so if this Amy Glass person wants to write a blog post ripping into stay at home mom's that's cool. She can do that.
Obviously I am in fact, a stay at home mom. Since I am at stay at home mom I don't work outside the home, nor do I take care of myself. In fact, I don't take care of myself, my children, or my husband. Ohhhhhh wait, she means financially doesn't she? Cause that's the ONLY way someone can POSSIBLY take care of themselves or others. It can't mean physically, emotionally, spiritually, or in any other way that a stay at home mom might care for her family. It only means bringing home the bacon - not frying it up to feed the family. My making sure my children and husband are healthy and happy doesn't mean I'm taking care of them, in fact, according to Ms. Glass it means I'm actually doing nothing!
She is right. I do nothing. I sit on the couch and eat bon-bons all day laughing to myself at the clever "stay at home mom" ruse I've constructed and delighting in the fact that my husband fell for it. Although really, what should I expect? I just grabbed a random man off the street and convinced him to walk down the aisle with me and then knock me up. Anyone can do it, there's nothing involved in maintaining a healthy marriage/relationship or getting pregnant. It's not like I searched for someone who I have a deep meaningful connection with. Hellz no! I just found some poor unsuspecting dude and convinced him to marry me. People do it all the damn time! We shouldn't bother celebrating happy occasions in someone's life because they're so common. Screw weddings and births! And hey, fuck birthdays too - you have one every year! Why should we celebrate something that happens for millions of people literally every day?? Screw happiness and having a good time and celebrating the beginning of something - those are things REAL feminists don't believe in. They apparently only believe in working your ass off and not having anyone to celebrate your life successes with. Got it.
By staying at home to raise my children I'm apparently "staying in the box". Ha! Little does she know how right she is! I'm staying in the box all right - the box that is my home! It was the easiest move really. I'm so lazy and have no desire to actually DO anything so I chose to be a SAHM. Caring for a 3.5 year old and a 2 year old is a piece of cake, and like I said, I really just lay on the couch all day. I don't do laundry, or clean, or cook, or entertain my kids, or soothe them, or teach them, or run errands or any of the tasks that being a SAHM requires - because it requires none! It requires no skills, no thought and no intelligence. I could have a monkey in my house taking care of my family and the results would basically be the same.
In all seriousness, I consider myself a feminist in that I think men and women are in fact equal and CAN both do pretty much anything they want to do. Since I'm a SAHM my opinion will obviously not matter to Ms. Glass, but again, I am entitled to have it ('Merica again!). Women (and men) should be free to make whatever choices with their lives that they want. If that means focusing on a career and getting fulfillment out of those successes that's great. If that means marrying and having children and forgoing a career to stay at home and care for them the that's great too.
It's not about validating WHAT the choice is - it's about having the opportunity to MAKE the choice. People make stupid ass decisions all the time, we shouldn't celebrate and applaud that. We should celebrate and applaud the fact that the choice is ours to make.
And now if you'll excuse me, I have some unimportant and meaningless tasks to accomplish. You know, just raising my kids.