January 19, 2011
THERE ARE many arguments that come sailing through the air like so many intellectual frisbees for why traditional motherhood is no longer desirable. One of these arguments is that the domestic role consigns women to stupidity. In other words, before women were careerists, their mental development was neglected.
Here is an interesting statistic that suggests otherwise. In 1920, in the United States, according to historian Theda Skocpol, women constituted almost half of the 283,000 students enrolled in institutions of higher learning. The vast majority of these female students became full-time mothers and wives after college. For most of these women, college was not vocational, but for higher learning. Read More »