Ladies Against Fetishizing Motherhood

You just can’t make this stuff up. The Ladies Against Feminism (for real) co-sponsored a “baby conference” where Michelle Duggar of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting received the “Mother of the Year Award.”
As Amanda tweeted, “I fail to see how being physically capable of non-stop pregnancy is the same thing as being the world’s best mother…That’s like saying the guy who can eat 50 hot dogs in a minute is the world’s greatest gourmand.” Why is ultimate motherhood simply about having as many babies as possible? And when oh when is the Christian Right going to stop promoting the notion that women’s ultimate purpose is incubating?
I also think it’s worth noting that the founder of Ladies Against Feminism, Jennifer Chancey thinks women shouldn’t vote or hold office. So apparently being a dope mother is also about teaching your children that women don’t deserve or need equal rights.
via Shelby Knox.

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