It seems to me that it became popular for gov't to pay women to have children and to promote women to place less importance on actually raising the children.
Without interference, women have always been brave and sacrificial. If needed, we will step up and example to everyone how to hold it together while doing what's necessary. This used to mean that we were stepping in to help handle circumstances but it didn't mean that we changed from recognizing that our own children were our own responsibility.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for women thinking they can do it all. A few seem to be able. Most can't/aren't but THINK they do. How's it working out: Watch the news. Kids are on the street, in the jails, and in the morgues. Many Moms seem more offended that someone might 'pray' for their child then that someone might offer them drugs, sex, and info that shortens the childhood yrs, much less pust the child's life at risk. Where are the Mother bears?
It would seem that if one thinks they hold their children in high regard they'd be willing to step up and sacrifice for their OWN children. Is there a woman who would even be willing to sacrifice career, even if there was a guarantee that their husband would be able to bring home the $$ as a replacement for the Mom's money? Would she sacrifice her career for her children, even if her husband were immediately given a raise to replace the lost income? No answer or opinion needed as we see the fact of the matter all around.
We see what our TRUE priority is: Children are great as long as they don't interrupt or interfere with selfish choices.
Feel free to disagree but if society were offered a major fix to most ills via the gate keeper of Moms paid to stay home and raise future members of said society, would they take this offer, assuming we know this is the fix? Or would there be an outcry of keeping me down, everything is everyone else's fault, and I have rights and choices? Me, me, me, me, me first.
The priorities of our society are obvious and we're proficient at lying to ourselves, our children, et al. Currently, we have choices plenty and we exercise these choices plenty. One would have to say that the majority of children are therefore 'wanted'. Why are these children turning out as if unwanted? If the WORST thing that can happen is a child born who is unwanted, why are things not better? We like to pretend that we can't do it all in some areas, baby Daddy is gone, one can't be expected to actually protect their own children as a single Mom. The honest people will admit there is no excuse.
I could go on and on with this problem/fix but yes, I'm an unpopular individual. Perhaps I could place more importance on halloween and scare people by dressing up and impersonating that scarce creature, a Mom.