In a rather perplexing New York Times opinion piece, a woman by the name of Karen Rinaldi boldly declares, “Motherhood Isn’t Sacrifice, It’s Selfishness.”
Before we even begin to explore this bowl of nonsense soup, it’s worth noting that Rinaldi has also authored articles like “What Is A Man For?” and “Do Two Women Who Love The Same Guy Have To Be Enemies?”
She’s also authored a book called “The End Of Men.”
In her latest piece, Rinaldi – who has two sons of her own– describes how she was stunned when her own mother suggested that motherhood was “the hardest job in the world. All sacrifice!”
“‘Really?’ was all I could say in response,” she writes.
“My mother was only trying to be sympathetic to my life as a working mother, but the self-satisfied way she proclaimed the sacrificial nature of motherhood grated.”
“I don’t believe for one second that motherhood is the hardest job in the world nor that it is all sacrifice,” Rinaldi, who obviously didn’t sacrifice her career of writing nonsense when she became a mother, continues.
“The assertion of motherhood as a sacrifice comes with a perceived glorification. A woman is expected to sacrifice her time, ambition and sense of self to a higher purpose, one more worthy than her own individual identity. This leaves a a vacuum in the place of her value, one that others rush to fill.”
Continuing on her ‘woe is me’ tirade, Rinaldi writes, “when a woman becomes pregnant, she seems to become public property.”
“Perhaps because bearing children ensures the continuation of the species, it is often prioritized as part of a larger social contract.”
It’s worth noting at this time that the area of “social contracts” may not be Rinaldi’s specialty given that she proudly admits to having been divorced twice by the time she was 33, the latter marriage of which was conducted after the first date.
Back to her confusing tirade against motherhood, she continues, “motherhood is not a sacrifice, but a privilege – one that many of us choose selfishly.”
“At its most atavistic, procreating ensures that our genes survive into the next generation. You could call this selfishness as biological imperative.”
As Rinaldi’s article continues, her purpose for seeking to redefine motherhood as “selfishness” becomes clear.
“By reframing motherhood as a privilege, we redirect agency back to the mother, empowering her, celebrating her autonomy instead of her sacrifice,” she writes.
Yup, she’s one of those.
Okay, so if motherhood isn’t a sacrifice, surely Rinaldi is willing to give up the perks that come with being a working mother, right?
“That doesn’t mean we don’t want support – paid parental leave, more flexible working hours, publicly funded day care,” she writes.
In conclusion, she declares, “if we start referring to motherhood as the beautiful, messy privilege that it is, and to tending to our children as the most loving yet selfish thing we do, perhaps we can change the biased language my mother used.”
Thankfully, not everyone on this planet is as insane as Rinaldi.
Quite a few people have taken to the internet to roast her idiotic article.
If you fail to grasp that motherhood — OR fatherhood — is a sacrifice, you're doing it wrong.
— John Jansen (@johnjansen) August 7, 2017
Not really sure how the careful cultivation of future taxpayers who support our ever-expanding government could be considered "selfish."
— HARMLESS INTRNET PAL (@CommanderSpanx) August 7, 2017
— Maggie (@drillanwr) August 9, 2017
— SherriMutts4me (@mutts4me_sherri) August 7, 2017
wow! If anyone believes this, I feel sorry for their ancestry. Motherhood is one of the most beautiful &selfless human experiences we have
— TLC (@30daysof) August 7, 2017
What an absurd statement to make! Wow…just wow
— Nicole Silvers (@NicoleSilvers7) August 7, 2017
Parenthood defines sacrifice
— Susan (@sscharf12) August 6, 2017
. Great thought. You people should quit having children. Become extinct. Then we no longer have to deal with your insanity.
— Ken (@Ken60384904) August 7, 2017
As Stephen Kruiser with the Independent Journal Review writes of Rinaldi’s article, “this is all just so much boilerplate leftist thought policing.”
“The real bias is against women who are not just stay-at-home-moms, but who embrace it,” Kruiser states.
“When the word ‘job’ is used in the context of motherhood, [Rinaldi] believes it is employed to ‘keep a woman in her place.'”
“This is all just so much boilerplate leftist thought policing,” he continues.
“If a woman is choosing to live a certain way but that way doesn’t fall on the Approved Feminist Agenda List, that woman must be shamed in every way, right down to how she decided to describe motherhood.”