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Feminist author says stay-at-home moms produce ‘more sexist’ men

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Controversial feminist writer Jill Filipovic is preaching the “overwhelmingly adverse penalties” of stay-at-home mothers — and social media watchdogs are coming for her.

Filipovic, 38, detailed her stance that these moms create “worse, extra sexist” males — and ladies who’re “psychologically and emotionally worse off” — in a now-viral Twitter thread printed on Tuesday.

Increasing on her newest Substack essay — “It’s a bad idea to pay women to stay home” — the Brooklyn-based writer-lawyer tweeted her ideas on the topic in response to a latest New York Occasions guest column espousing the deserves of paying dad and mom to remain house.

“The issue with paying folks to remain house with children, although, is that (1) we’re overwhelmingly not speaking about ‘folks,’ we’re speaking about moms; and (2) pushing ladies out of labor comes with overwhelmingly adverse penalties,” begins the thread by the outspoken writer of the 2020 ebook “OK, Boomer, Let’s Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind.”

‘Extra moms at house makes for worse, extra sexist males who see ladies as mommies.’

Jill Filipovic, in her essay “It’s a nasty concept to pay ladies to remain house”

Filipovic famous that households which can be arrange in a extra conventional sense — a ok a, per her thread, the “carer/earner nuclear household mannequin” — is a historic oddity “that’s tremendously isolating and infrequently financially devastating for the carer (nearly at all times a lady).”

“It additionally reinforces the gendered division of labor, which ripples out to all ladies,” she continued. She then advisable a “strong social welfare state” as a substitute of “paying moms a small stipend.’”

“Extra moms at house makes for worse, extra sexist males who see ladies as mommies. Males with stay-at-home wives are extra sexist than males with working wives,” the lawyer stated, declaring her views on gender relations to the Twitter-verse. “[Men] don’t assess ladies’s office contributions [fairly]; and they’re much less prone to rent and promote ladies.”

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 03:  Jill Filipovic attends EMILY's List 30th Anniversary Gala at Washington Hilton on March 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for EMILY's List)
This isn’t Filipovic’s first brush with web infamy by way of Twitter-thread rants (now principally deleted): In 2018, she inspired wives to “Divorce your Republican husbands” after the affirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh — and warned Democrats in 2020 to pledge “no white guys will run for president next cycle.” 
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Filipovic claimed that “stay-at-home moms are psychologically and emotionally worse off than working moms by nearly each measure.” She alleged that these mothers endure from anger, despair and anxiousness.

She additionally prompt “a greater mannequin” is to have a paid parental depart coverage that “closely incentivizes males to take vital day without work of labor, too.”

“Particularly within the earliest weeks,” she continued. ” [A} child can be cared for at home by its parents for the first year of life. Then universal high-quality childcare [can be added].”

The Seattle native concluded that the powers that be ought to “simply give folks somewhat extra cash once they have infants, and don’t consign folks to residing in poverty.” Filipovic asserted that “a number of European nations have child payments, and that is sensible.”

Some commenters on the social media platform agreed with the writer’s viewpoint — whereas many others dove into hardcore defenses of a lady’s proper to decide on stay-at-home motherhood over a profession.

“Why not simply let ladies select? Not everybody needs to sit down in a windowless cubicle all day. Some ladies love the liberty and contemporary air. Not everyone seems to be wired for the rat-race,” contended one social media commenter.

One other Twitter critic offered a personal anecdote: “Um, my mom was by no means extra depressing than when she stayed house. Bodily abuse of me ensued. I by no means labored or laid a finger on both of my children nor would I. I contest your conclusion.”

Mother packing daughters backpacks for school
The writer prompt that moms who keep house often develop problems equivalent to despair, anger and anxiousness.
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“Sure sure sure to alllll of this,” one exclaimed.

One other added, “Precisely! Girls count on an excessive amount of as of late, however that’s their enterprise and I attempt to not fear about what they assume.”

One more wondered, “Why are People so desperately wanting to vary America’s foundational qualities? Self reliance is what America is all about, not turning America into our Neighboring Nations who base their constitutions on Ours. We’re the Instance, not a Work in Progress.”

In the meantime, this isn’t Filipovic’s first brush with web infamy by way of since-deleted Twitter-thread rants: In 2018, she inspired wives to “Divorce your Republican husbands” after the affirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh — and warned Democrats in 2020 to pledge “no white guys will run for president next cycle.” 

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