Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new book Lean In has re-ignited the Mommy Wars, according to national news outlets -- but many women online are complaining that the whole idea of the Mommy Wars is a media construct.
Our writers from The Stir got together to discuss the whole thing in this week's Moms Matter Hangout. Check out the video after the jump, then chime in with your own thoughts in the comments!
There's a lot to talk about here, that's for sure!
Suggested reading for this discussion:
--In New York Magazine, "The Retro Wife" is about feminists who say they're having it all by choosing to stay at home.
--Former Lehman Brothers CFO Erin Callan weighed in at The New York Times over the weekend with this raw, vulnerable essay: "Is There Life After Work?"
--At Mom 101, Liz Gumbinner weighed in on whether the media have created the so-called Mommy Wars.
--And on Babble, Kelly Wickham had a very interesting perspective to share.
Personally, I think the Mommy Wars definitely exist -- however, they're no different from the "wars" over any and every topic that people are passionate about. There are "wars" between meat eaters and vegetarians, gun owners and non-gun owners, and a thousand other subjects. "Mommies" are hardly alone -- but I guess they make for good TV!
That's my two cents. What's yours? Tell us what you think in the comments!