Remember Linda Hirshman, and the drama she caused by appearing on Good Morning America and saying that well-educated women who choose to stay home with children are betraying Womanhood?
It looks like Ms. Hirshman has responded to the uproar of mommybloggers and other mad moms as well, and finds "religious fundamentalism" at the core of disagreement to her cause. Hmmm.
As elite educated women, we've betrayed the cause. We've stopped reading and believing the baseless, self-absorbed feminist philosophy. Instead we've gone back to the Truth and are making the choice to stay home and have a baby. (Maybe even more than one!) And making matters even worse, we're daring enough to tell others the good news too. You may call that "aggressively domestic." I prefer to call it, "fundamentally feminine". And while we're busy raising our children, we're raising a few hard questions of our own. After all, if we don't, who will?
So preaching the same old tired message of discontent isn't going to work anymore. Unlike generations past, women don't have to rely on the narrow minded media to get the Truth out. Everyday we're publishing mini manifestos of our own. I think you referred to that as a samizdat. Slowly women are catching a vision, one blog at a a time, for what their heart told them was true all along – being a wife and mother is the most lucrative career around.
You may also enjoy reading In This Corner…, a One Beggar's Bread post written by guest author Kari Hannon, comparing 2 prominent female thinkers, Charlotte Mason from times past and Linda Hirshman from the present.