Good Morning…Lots of good discussion on set this morning. Some of it has to do with the Stay Home/Working Mom debate, Politics and Parenting. It’s fun to work with smart people who have diverse opinions and viewpoints….and I’m not just talking about the on-air folks. We have a great crew of people you never see on camera.
So the Stay Home/Work debate came up in a story we pulled from our Dallas affiliate. The gist of the story was…make the choices that are best for you. I couldn’t agree more.
I don’t know where it comes from…no one actually owns up to judging anyone who makes the choice to stay home or to go to work, yet it seems women on both sides of this feel judged.
I look at it this way, If you stay home and treat your Day like any other Job (and it is) then you can have the same conversations your working Mom friends have. Budgets? You do that… Goals? do you have goals for your kids or family? Productivity? I bet there are a lot of stay at home Moms who tackle the efficiency of their Household.
I will also say, there should be no guilt in working outside the home. There are people that just aren’t cut out to focus entirely on their Household. I think there are cases where getting out of the house and working actually makes you a better parent.
To me it’s about finding the thing that makes you a complete person and doing it.
The most ridiculous story of the day comes from Indiana where one of the lawmakers refused to vote for a resolution…not a law…a resolution congratulating the Girl Scouts on their 100th Anniversary.
An Indiana Lawmaker sent a letter around to his colleagues saying he wouldn’t vote for the resolution. Now, mind you, it has not force or effect. It’s generally a pat on the back for organizations that hit a milestone or do some good. The Girl Scouts do both. But look at this from CNN:
I can see it now…a bunch of eleven year-olds trying to subvert the Government and enact a radical Feminist Agenda by promoting Abortion. Never mind the fact that they don’t know what the word “subvert’ means and that they still think boys are “yucky”.
Here’s the actual Girl Scout Motto:
In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
Yeah, building young women into confident leaders…that’s dangerous stuff. Who will darn your socks or make sure there’s a hot meal at the table when you come home from lying to people in the State Legislature?
Now you can choose not to send your daughter to the Girl Scouts. You don’t have to think it’s the best choice for you…but its been around for 100 years, and I am guessing that the women who’ve participated would say its done more good than harm.
I was listening to a radio program yesterday about two new statutes having to do with abortion. One on Texas and the other about to be passed in Virginia. The basic idea here is that before a woman has an abortion, she should have to see an ultrasound of the fetus. Here’s the crossover issue. Since a vast majority of abortions happen in the 1st trimester, many, if not all of these women will have to have a trans-vaginal ultrasound. Don’t know what that is guys? It’s exactly what it sounds like…an invasive procedure. There’s no exception for women who were raped and already violated against their will. And that’s the problem. The FBI standard for rape basically says if there is any penetration of a woman against her will…that’s rape.
Now I am in no way comparing this procedure with rape. I am asking a question: How is it that a Party who’s member’s called TSA pat-downs an invasive violation of someone’s right to privacy, are writing a law forcing doctors to invade a woman in the most personal way you can?
The really absurd part of all of this is that Men are writing, debating and deciding these laws.
I still say opponents of abortion should get out of the Doctor’s office. Isn’t it too late at that point? Education and information for young men and women about the choices they make and the consequences of those choices seems like a much more effective way to end this debate.
So I had to watch Missouri get beat up at home last night. Murph said it best. I don’t want to see Kansas State again this year. Then I had to watch my wife’s Alma matter lose to Michigan in OT. I did not go to bed feeling very good about my basketball teams.
The day should get better. The Accenture Match Play Championship is this week. It’s March madness for golf. A field of 64 is whittled down to two in a match play format. I love it!
I hope you have a good day.