What happens when you combine modern technology with antiquated thinking?
One blogger with some old-fashioned ideas about motherhood decided to find out.
Lori Alexander, a self-proclaimed minister and Christian blogger seems to long for "a simpler time." Like when women were property and not allowed to own property of their own or have a line of credit.
Ah, the good old days.On her blog The Transformed Wife Lori espouses the advantages of stay-at-home motherhood and devotion to your husband in posts that read like a chapter of The Handmaid's Tale.
Lori really kicked the hornet's nest with a recent post though when she created a flow chart titled "Should Mothers Have Careers".
Should mothers have careers? https://t.co/SKfson8kgR— Lori Alexander (@Lori Alexander)1544049899.0
Straight from The Stepford Wives Training Manual, Lori's thoughts on the matter were about what you would expect.
Working mom's neglect their families while stay at home moms are so attentive that their husbands and children will eventually start praising their name while levitating in mid air. Pretty standard really.
A few people disagreed however, but were more than willing to educate Lori on some of the changes to motherhood that have occurred since the Louisiana Purchase.
The first lesson was "if you're dumb enough to think this you probably shouldn't tell anyone."
@laalex2 https://t.co/TJIS0tz9PH— McChair (@McChair)1544393061.0
@laalex2 https://t.co/Cfz2fPg482— Jacqueline Prester (@Jacqueline Prester)1544267080.0
@laalex2 What nonsense is this?— Quirkless Muggle (@Quirkless Muggle)1544229863.0
@laalex2 https://t.co/cIpeEei83W— Valerie 🎄🤶🏻 (@Valerie 🎄🤶🏻)1544226608.0
Then people reminded Lori that working moms have been crushing it for quite a while.
@laalex2 My Mom’s a single Mother w/ 2 kids. RN for 20 years bought her own house & car. She just graduated with he… https://t.co/UyqqTMXtpJ— C a e l a™️ (@C a e l a™️)1544394031.0
@laalex2 My parents, both nurses, worked full-time while raising five kids. They split up the days and nights, and… https://t.co/GgtbsmIHVD— Jennifer Kraenzle (@Jennifer Kraenzle)1544282655.0
@laalex2 This has to be the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read. I am a full-time working mother that also attends… https://t.co/TdOvt4vojL— Ashleigh Kiggans (@Ashleigh Kiggans)1544643406.0
@laalex2 My mom does it all without a husband and with a career. You’re little “would you rather” graph is bs and b… https://t.co/WMSCtMFJkD— monica ward 🦋 (@monica ward 🦋)1544234029.0
@laalex2 I'm a single mother, a paramedic, a guard and I raised to great sons, who are loving, smart, hardworking… https://t.co/oDOAMMm96l— 🇨🇦NotYet🇨🇦 (@🇨🇦NotYet🇨🇦)1544585005.0
@laalex2 I'm glad my mother, and my husband's mother, had jobs because without them I--and he and his brothers--wou… https://t.co/MKV99X27bR— Elizabeth Moon (@Elizabeth Moon)1544239898.0
And whether a mom wants to work or stay at home the important part is that these days moms can decide for themselves.
@laalex2 Are kidding me? YOU made your choice. Allow others to make THEIR choice. DO NOT judge or presume that you… https://t.co/fP40ZYZtZp— Heather (@Heather)1544225353.0
@laalex2 YOU can choose how you live, love and work. Stop judging all Mothers, we all do it differently... It's 2018!— Jane Jane (@Jane Jane)1544217840.0
@laalex2 Three things, Lori: 1. Plenty of women with amazing careers are also great moms. These things are not mutu… https://t.co/byW0rOhCQH— Alison Skap (@Alison Skap)1544274841.0
But people's reactions didn't seem to have any affect on Lori who defended her views in a follow up post.
There may be no changing the minds of people like Lori, but thankfully there aren't that many left.
@PotusArford @laalex2 My exact reaction. I'm scrolling through all comments in this thread and I'm glad they're proving her wrong.— 🏈V🏈🇮🇳🇺🇸 (@🏈V🏈🇮🇳🇺🇸)1544300870.0