Yesterday, as I opened a newspaper page, I came across an article titled 'Second-class citizens?'
It was short, but what a perfect example of feministic propaganda! Here's a quote from it:
"Equal opportunities for men and women exist only on paper. While women constitute about 50% of the workforce, 38% of working women, compared to only 17% of men, work part-time. Women are forced to work part-time because they have to do duties at home and take care of children."
When I read this, I felt like facing the author (who, by the way, chose to remain anonymous) and say, "Excuse me?"
This short paragraph portrays home and children as some kind of nuisance, an obstacle which stands in the way to some glorious career and doesn't allow a woman to devote herself to working full-time and doing "important things".
I really think this should be rephrased. How about:
"Women choose to work part-time because they want to have more time to take care of their children and their duties at home"?
I could also add:
"Many women work because they feel they have to, but would rather be home, taking care of their household and children. They try to work part-time, at least, and make most of the hours they do have at home."
And no, dear author, they don't feel like second-class citizens.