Revolution or Regression? by Bee Lavender

The women portrayed in the article are certainly decent people who care about the generation of kids they are raising. Mothers who work outside the home care just as much. Neither group represents a vanguard of social change; instead, most of us embody the compromise of an ideal. Setting up false divisions between people who have the same basic goal (raising kids) splinters any ability that we might have to form coalitions and address inequities. Historically, the most truly revolutionary social reforms are derived from a combination of upper class benevolence, lower class radical agitation, and a healthy dose of middle class pragmatism. We should stop arguing and start planning. Our kids deserve better choices than what we were offered.

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