Oh pleeaze Dr. Phil, that show you played (again) on Stay at home moms VERSUS Working moms: The Debate That Never Dies?
It’s so overplayed it made me yawn.
Kristin Maschka, author of “Remodeling Motherhood” and I agree, if you want to Get Real, then focus on the real issues.
We’re long past the “mommy war” ratings grabber. The world has new dialogue for mothers, for women…
You’re not sure what? Ask Maria Shriver.
Her ongoing series, “A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything” presents “a hard look at how women’s changing roles are also affecting our major societal institutions: our government, businesses, religious and faith institutions, educational system, the media, and even men and marriage. And we examine how all these parts of the culture have responded to one of the greatest social transformations of our time. We look at where we are and where we should go from here.”
Through their series they hope to “spur a national conversation about what women’s emerging economic power means for our way of life.”
Finally, a highly visible finger on the REAL pulse of women’s impact on society.
As the world continues to break gender stereotypes; women are on the forefront. It’s not so much with angry divisive battles, (battles that needed to be fought decades back), but with historical and on-going proof of our inherent value to societies.
We provide tangible economic, political, and societal forward movement through our caregiving and workplace value, through our nurturing and our natural talents, through our vote and and purchasing power.
The Women’s Movement is no longer a convenient boxed image. It’s no longer an angry feminist rant or the by-product of traditionalists criticizing “modern women” for “destroying” traditional values.
Mothers, women on all “sides” are far more intertwined with common needs and views than might be ratings fodder for shows like Dr. Phil’s recent “Stay at home vs. Working Moms: The Debate That Never Dies.”
Jerry Springer-esque positioning on any issue isn’t helpful, it steers our attention away from the real story…
No worries though, we’ll keep the media on task. We’re blogging, emailing, twittering & sending letters.
We’re not ranting, we’re persistently correcting.
The real issues are about access, choice feminism, breaking stereotypes, about having real choices in and out of the workplace, THEN opting in or out of those choices based on our individual wishes and needs.
It’s about genuine access, societal tipping points and finally, needed paradigm shifts. A new world continues to simmer and explode for women, and I’m thrilled to be part of it.
Oh and Dr. Phil, while I love your show, this one so missed the mark. The mommy war debate WILL die once you stop promoting “us vs. them” and start focusing on the real issues mothers face.