It’s cool to be a housewife again!
New statistics show that a growing number of women are choosing to hop off the career track and become stay-at-home moms. In fact, for the first time in years, the number of full-time moms has increased, especially among professional women in their 20s and 30s.
This new group of career-women turned stay-at-home moms say they’re still feminists and want equality for women. They’re simply choosing to leave their careers for what they consider a much richer role - being a full-time parent. And they say that no amount of professional success can compare to taking care of their husbands and children. Plus, these feminist stay-at-home moms point out they can always return to the working world if they choose to.
It’s a radical shift in the feminist movement and sparking a heated debate.
That’s because over the last few decades, women have struggled to break down gender inequalities and the glass ceiling, and improve working conditions for women. In fact, one of the most buzzed about new books right now is “Lean In” by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
It is basically a call to arms for women to step up their game and work even harder to achieve career success.
But this new breed of retro-mom is bucking the trend. They say what they’re doing is the ultimate feminist movement because they CAN have it all – but they CHOOSE to be stay-at-home moms. These women feel there’s nothing wrong with women being women – and it’s the ultimate expression of feminism - instead of women trying to be men.