Sunday, June 18, 2006

Be a diva

An example for "Why the Church" Chapter 3.3c:
the tasks of housekeeping and child rearing are not worthy of the full time and talents of intelligent and educated human beings. They do not require a great intellect, they are not honored and they do not involve risks and the rewards that risk brings.


Deep Furrows said...

Chapter 3 of Why the Church? could really be a 300-page book itself.

A Contradiction:
"It turns out that was what people really hated: the judgment. That working women have the better life."

"I guess working women are too busy at work to blog about their lives and are already on their way to their jobs when "Good Morning America" puts me on at 8 a.m. Maybe a little scared? They're doing what beleaguered, overworked people do."

hmm. being too busy, beleaguered and overworked is the better life compared with being there for your kids and having time for reflection (Luke 10:41-42).

Deep Furrows said...

My wife also pointed out to me the class dimensions of these "mommy wars":
Hirshman: "When I began my book research in 2002 by calling couples who had announced their weddings in the Sunday New York Times in 1996, I thought I'd find a bunch of female managers, lawyers, journalists and doctors."

Anonymous said...

I'm so struck by Giussani's commentary in chapter 3 of Why The Church after reading Hirshman's sad article....that I'm almost glad I suffered through it, if only to be reminded of Giussani's insight.

Thank You