Betraying the Cause

Betraying the Cause

It’s odd, but I had never really considered home education to be a feminist issue. Apparently it is though.

Recently, a friend mentioned their dissatisfaction with the school system and I commented that I was really pleased we’d made the move to home education. Someone else, who I don’t know, then commented that my children would be isolated, unable to deal with pressure, have no idea how to interact with other children and generally be badly off because they didn’t go to school.

She went on to say that I was putting back the feminist cause by home educating:

"Gosh and what about you? You don’t have a job? What about women who have been fighting to stop staying at home doing chores and children and actually have a career the same as men?"

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