From the very beginning of the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, feminists hid behind a facade of equality and liberation to garner support for their cause. However, the real agenda has always been to take away the rights of women who seek to stay home and raise their families full-time. Feminists would not stop until every woman was dragged into the workforce by economic burden. However, none of the radical feminists of the 1970s would go so far as to say that outright. Thankfully, Phyllis Schlafly was eager to call the bluff of the feminists and warn the American people of the feminists’ secret and devious intentions. Times have changed, and now a columnist in Australia is seizing an opportunity to openly and publicly call for full-time homemaking to be made illegal.
A report from a group called the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development claimed that Australia was suffering from “potentially large losses to the economy when women stay at home or work short part-time hours.” Australian columnist Sarrah Le Marquand used this study as a platform to call for women to be forced to work full-time by law. However, Le Marquand does not seem to understand that homemakers have a considerably positive affect on any country that chooses to embrace them.
History has shown that governments are wholly inadequate to turn children into productive citizens. Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong sought to increase steel production by forcing children into government childcare facilities to free up mothers for work outside the home. This move came as part of his Great Leap Forward plan. However, the plan failed after only three short years and millions of Chinese people died from the economic and social consequences.
Mao, like all communists, did not understand the importance of motherhood. Communism puts emphasis on the worker, but capitalism puts emphasis on the family. Where women are given the ability to raise their own children, you are much more likely to find economic prosperity. It is time for Americans to appreciate the crucial and indispensable role mothers play in the success of the family and the nation.