• Introductions
  • Today’s Topic: Feminism
    • On March 22 & 23, Linda Hirshman was on Good Morning America (see video) with the argument that “I am saying an educated, competent adult’s place is in the office.”
    • Some other choice quotes from Hirshman, courtesy of Albert Mohler:
      • “There are few women in the corridors of power, and marriage is essentially unchanged. The number of women at universities exceeds the number of men. But, more than a generation after feminism, the number of women in elite jobs just doesn’t come close.”
      • “Concerned by these statistics, Hirshman decided to undertake some research of her own. She selected a sample of young women who had been identified as brides in the “Sunday Styles” section of The New York Times in 1996. Hirshman believed that ‘the brilliantly educated and accomplished brides” of her sample would be indicative of the way this generation of young women is approaching career, marriage, and motherhood…As Hirshman relates: “At marriage, they included a vice president of client communication, a gastroenterologist, a lawyer, an editor, and a marketing executive. In 2003 and 2004, I tracked them down and called them. I interviewed about 80 percent of the 41 women who announced their weddings over three Sundays in 1996. Around 40 years old, college graduates with careers: Who was more likely than they to be reaping feminism’s promise of opportunity? Imagine my shock when I found almost all the brides from the first Sunday at home with their children. Statistical anomaly? Nope. Same result for the next Sunday. And the one after that…Ninety percent of the brides I found had had babies. Of the 30 with babies, five were still working full time. Twenty-five, or 85 percent, were not working full time. Of those not working full time, 10 were working part time but often a long way from their prior career paths. And half the married women with children were not working at all.’”
      • “Mothers ought to only have 1 child.”
    • Thoughts?
      • “Mothers ought to only have 1 child?!?” That’s crazy—the human population will die off at that rate! Possibly worse, if only educated women have 1 child, the percentage of our population that is educated will continually drop. Not that education is everything—but it is important.
      • What does Scripture say? Anything, exactly, other than that bringing up children is a God-given mandate for parents (of both genders) to do? (See Genesis 2:28.)


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