Women don’t want to be told what to do. Women are capable of making their own decisions in their own best interest and that of their families.

Yet, the government feminist funding agency, the Status of Women (now called Women and Gender Equality), which was first established under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1972, has literally wasted billions of tax dollars trying to put all women into the same cubby hole, that is, into full-time paid employment. These feminist bureaucrats are encouraging women to believe that this move will make their lives more fulfilling. They don’t actually admit it, but the government wants women to be in paid employment because this would raise the Gross National Product (GNP) and more tax dollars available to the state. For example, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will inevitably not use the money to reduce the deficit or pay down the debt. Instead, he will use the tax money to fund his favourite projects and individuals, like promoting and paying for abortions in foreign countries and encouraging homosexual advancement both here and abroad. Balancing the budget is the last thing on his mind.

However, the plans contrived by Trudeau and the bureaucrats in Women and Gender Equality have gone awry because women don’t necessarily want what the government wants.

Women enter paid employment for a number of reasons, through necessity or perhaps they like carrying out the work for which they have been trained. There are a good many other women, however, who would like to remain at home, especially when their children are young, if they have the financial choice to do so. Advancement in the workplace is not their major concern. What women really want is to have a choice in their lives, such as flexible hours, working from home, working part-time, working full-time or staying home to be the mothers they want to be.

If one thing is certain, it is that women who are in the paid workforce full-time have learned that working and raising their family at the same time is hard, very hard. A price is paid in exhaustion, stress, and guilt. Women differ from most men in that they do not “turn off” their children from their minds when working. They always have them at the back of their minds, wondering how they are doing and worrying about them. Mothers are typically the ones who are the main contact for the children. On the other hand, men are not usually restrained by these concerns while at work because they know their spouse makes their children a priority and is on top of their children’s needs. This affords the father more freedom to focus on his work, knowing the children are in good hands. This would not be the case with a single father, as he would be thinking more about his children during the workday since he is the children’s main caregiver.

There is no reason that women can’t do both — work in the paid workforce and raise their family – but do them separately. Not having to juggle two heavy responsibilities makes for a happy, more enjoyable life. It also gives women the bonus of creating more lasting memories of their children’s growing years. Trying to do both at the same time means that too many women are worn out by the effort and responsibility and so can’t give either choice their best effort.