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Friday, July 08, 2005

Santorum-Soaked Moral Fiber

Rick Santorum blames feminism for the destruction of America's traditional values:

"In far too many families with young children, both parents are working, when, if they really took an honest look at the budget, they might find they don't both need to," Santorum writes.

"Sadly the propaganda campaign launched in the 1960s has taken root," said Santorum. "The radical feminists succeeded in undermining the traditional family and convincing women that professional accomplishments are the key to happiness."

RubberNun says:

Senator and canine enthusiast Rick Santorum has a new book. Here are some excerpts.

A sampling: "And for some parents, the purported need to provide things for their children simply provides a convenient rationalization for pursuing a gratifying career outside the home."

And by "some parents," of course, he means mothers. Fathers are allowed to pursue gratifying careers outside the home as much as they damn well please.

Do you think maybe someday people who blame feminism for "women working outside the home" will acknowledge that many women -- especially poor women -- have always worked outside the home, since the dawn of work, long before 1972?

Just pretend that Santorum has a point. Why does he insist that the mother has to stay home? I've known several families with working moms and stay-at-home dads. Isn't it sexist to suggest that men can't raise children as well as women? Just a thought.

(also at The Liberal Avenger)