The feminists and the population fanatics and the LJ moms came out of the woodwork and provided 7 pages of delightful comments. So many comments (and so many tl;dr comments)......not enough room to include them all here.
* hp_humper : well i feel like with 17 children she's just a factory. the whole religious aspect to it creeps me out even further because that means all she does is honor her husband.
* ilikeandrewbird : is she the loon who names all of her babies with "j" names?
* lilpita (aka an LJ mom) : I don't have a job outside the home...is there something wrong with that? I went straight from college to being a wife, mother and homemaker and I LOVE my job, I adore being able to stay home with my children. Is it some sort of pre-requisite to having kids, that you have to have a job first?
* anterrabre : Wow. Did I swear at you? No? Calm the fuck down. Want some gum? Also, no college does not equal "ignorant" and dumb, just like college does not guarantee that someone will be aware of the world's affairs, smart and well....not ignorant.
It's not closed-minded that I know more women than I care to admit who went to college for the sole purpose of bagging a man. They were NOT interested in a career after college, they were not interested in classes, the goal was to meet a man "who was going places" start dating, get the degree (for bragging rights, of course) get married and stay at home with absolutely no intention of working. Ever. These women tend to be CUNTS who have absolutely no problem with telling women that work that they are terrible people (o noes!) who are abusing their children, no matter the circumstances (single, divorced it doesn't matter to them--you should be at HOME. As a parent who busted my ass through school and worked part-time while doing so I'll admit that I absolutely DETEST women like this.
I also know women who either worked until they had their first or second child and then decided with their partners that they would stay at home unti leither the children reached school age or there was a need for them to return to work (ie: accident, illness, downsizing, etc). Hell, I even know men who stay at home with the kids because their wives made more money. If your situation is more the latter than the former, you have my sincerest apologies.
* lilpita (aka LJ mom): A mother...a homemaker can't have diverse life experiences? You think I sit home all day watching soap operas? I was raised in 4 different countries, on two different continents....I've done my world traveling before my children were born and when my children are older, we will bring them right along with us.
I spend every Wednesday morning driving all over town delivering library books to homebound library patrons....I spend every Friday evening at the hospital reading to kids on the pediatric floor for story time. Sunday mornings find me at the Church putting together food bags and cleaning out and helping organize the food pantry. I have plenty of life experiences...just because I'm not being paid for them doesn't mean they are valid or worthwhile.
I can not believe the ignorance of these comments....