In case you were wondering how Elizabeth Wurtzel felt about wealthy stay-at-home mothers, she just wrote a piece for The Atlantic called, "1 Percent Wives Are Helping to Kill Feminism and Make the War on Women Possible"

Okay then!

"Because here's what happens when women go shopping at Chanel and get facials at Tracy Martyn when they should be wage-earning mensches," Wurtzel explains: "the war on women happens." Hmmm, we'd say the war on women happens when politicians spew antichoice, anti-women rhetoric and try their damnedest to enact laws that ensure women aren't considered equals. But here are some more (troll-y) quotes from Wurtzel's piece:

"Let's please be serious grown-ups: real feminists don't depend on men. Real feminists earn a living, have money and means of their own."

"Hilary Rosen would not have been so quick to be so super sorry for saying that Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life if we weren't all made more than a wee bit nervous by our own biases, which is that being a mother isn't really work. Yes, of course, it's something — actually, it's something almost every woman at some time does, some brilliantly and some brutishly and most in the boring middle of making okay meals and decent kid conversation. But let's face it: It is not a selective position. A job that anyone can have is not a job, it's a part of life, no matter how important people insist it is (all the insisting is itself overcompensation)."

"I do expect educated and able-bodied women to be holding their own in the world of work."

Pretty much all of Wurtzel's valid points — that economic inequality is key, for example — are masked with overwrought hyperbole ("feminism is pretty much a nice girl who really, really wants so badly to be liked by everybody"), but if you're bored tonight you'll probably want to check out the comments section; it's bound to be a doozy.


1 Percent Wives Are Helping to Kill Feminism and Make the War on Women Possible [The Atlantic]

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