Nina over at Queercents has posted her thoughts on Leslie Bennetts’ The Feminine Mistake: Are We Giving Up Too Much?, a book that warns women of the financial risks of staying home as full-time caregivers. The book spawned much controversy when it first came out, with the media hyping it as part of the “Mommy Wars” that supposedly pitted stay-at-home and employed moms against each other in some kind of playground death match.
There’s a good discussion going on about all this in the Queercents’ comments thread. I’ve offered some thoughts of my own there, based on an earlier Mombian post about Bennetts’ work. Pop on over if you want to join in or just read everyone else’s opinions.