who get their rocks off for the dependent, domestic goddess.
Thanks to reader "I," we have the antidote to Brooks' fairy-tale land lunacy. Terry Martin Hekker published this response to the uber-elite opt out women, which got published in the Style section of all places. Hekker was a proud stay at home mother in the 70s, writing pieces that defended a very traditional version of the family during the tumult of second wave feminism. 40 years later she find herself abandoned by her husband and thought it was time to share some pearls of wisdom to the young bride.
Here's a dose of icy cold reality for those of you "Charlotte" (i.e. Sex in the City) wannabes:
Before closing today's post, I want to add one more observation to the social conservative claim that "the power is in the kitchen." If this were actually true then it would be commonplace to see men opting out of their careers to stay at home and raise their children. When the stay at home father is not an anomaly, rarity or "cute," but as normal and expected as the stay at home mother then I will believe this nonsense that real social power is to be found in domestic duties.