Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Hardest Job In The World

I hate when people say that. I really do. “Motherhood is the hardest job in the world.” Because the person who says it is usually someone who couldn’t have any idea whether that was true or not...painting us all as selfless saints is a ridiculous generalization that allows public figures to pay lip service to motherhood without standing behind it.
- Amy Wilson

She is correct to paint this not as an issue specific to mothers, or women, or any group in general. It is a lesson learned at the expense of oppressed masses over the past two millenia. Because, as leaders throughout history have discovered, there is no easier to way to imprison someone, than restrain them with the chains of adulation.

please stop saying that motherhood is the hardest job in the world (When Did I Get Like This?)

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