It’s easy to go incognito with a name like Amy Glass. When a feminist named Amy Glass wrote an anti-mom screed, my first thought was to check out her age. It was practically impossible since there are so many Amy Glasses out there, so all I have to go by is that she sounds like a rather immature 23.
Ms. Glass confidently announced that she looks down on young wives and mothers:
You will never have the time, energy, freedom or mobility to be exceptional if you have a husband and kids.
I hear women talk about how “hard” it is to raise kids and manage a household all the time. I never hear men talk about this. It’s because women secretly like to talk about how hard managing a household is so they don’t have to explain their lack of real accomplishments. Men don’t care to “manage a household.” They aren’t conditioned to think stupid things like that are “important.”
And there I was, thinking that I’m doing the most important job in the world — raising the next generation of citizens.
It’s amazing how little respect people who make the world go round get these days. Me, I’m just a lowly housewife — but Amy Glass, she blogs for Thought Catalog. Now that’s a job for the ages!
Judging by the originality of her ideas, the young woman is destined to be a foot soldier of the pink sneaker brigade for years to come.
Feminist leaders want followers, and they found a faithful one in Ms. Glass; good for them. But what’s in it for Ms. Glass herself? Perpetuating one’s genetic material and one’s values onto children is a kind of immortality. Very few women (or men, but especially women since we are more ordinary) are capable of achieving immortality by other means.
On the plus side, by eschewing young motherhood Amy ensures that she has time to party.
I’m looking forward to reading about Glass injecting round after round of hormones 15-20 years from now.
UPDATE: Linked by Linda Szugyi over at Da Tech Guy — thank you!