Hell Hath no fury like a woman scorned. Exceptin’ of course of a radical feminist New York lawyer scorned by SAHMs. Wow.
I have to admit that when I meet a woman who I know is a graduate of, say, Princeton — one who has read The Second Sex and therefore ought to know better — but is still a full-time wife, I feel betrayed. I’m not much of a moralist — I have absolutely no right to be — but in the interest of doing what’s right both for me personally and for women generally, I have been strict with myself about earning my keep.
To be a stay-at-home mom is a privilege, and most of the housewives I have ever met — none of whom do anything around the house — live in New York City and Los Angeles, far from Peoria. Only in these major metropolises are there the kinds of jobs in finance and entertainment that allow for a family to live luxe on a single income. In any case, having forgotten everything but the lotus position, these women are the reason their husbands think all women are dumb, and I don’t blame them.
My wife stays at home and she struggles to make the two plug nickels we have left at the end of the month go as far as humanly possible. Staying at home is a sacrifice, not a luxury. And my wife is way smarter than any feminist New York lawyer.