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I am a woman and I really believe that a woman's place is in the home taking care of house work and the children. Since women entered the work place children have been without parents and love which has led to the society that we live in today.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. I, too, am a woman, however, I believe that every woman has the right to make informed choices about her life--choices about whether to be a doctor or nurse or have two jobs (one inside the home and one outside) or just one (either inside the home or out of it). I support your choice to be "in the home taking care of house work and the children" as much as I would support any woman who chose to work outside of the home. The keyword is "choice."

Let's face it, even though more women have entered the paid work force, they are still the majority of those who take care of the home and the children. In the words of Gloria Steinem, "have you ever heard a man ask advice on how to combine a career and child rearing"?

And let's face another fact, too, those children who are without parents and love have nothing to do with women in the work place. Every person I know grew up with a mother in the work place--and each of us is loved, supported and nurtured.

Additionally, if we are keeping score---who have been the leaders of the children rights movement? Was it men who fought Nestle from forcing their nutrient deficient baby formula on new mothers? Was it a man who marched children to Teddy Roosevelt's home as a way of exposing and improving on the poor conditions that these children were being subjected to in illegal working conditions? Was it a man who founded and led the Children's Defense Fund that has continually lobbied Congress on legislation that protects the rights of children? Is it women who are 90% of those who abuse children before the age of 18? There are many more examples if these aren't enough to prove that women have always been at the forefront of protecting children and their rights--and most of these women have been in "the work place." Thanks again for sharing.


Amy