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Women, if you want an egalitarian society, put on your big girl pants and dive in. But stop the farcical whining with all sorts of false narratives of victimhood!

Today I take on a Facebook post on Rachel Hollis's page. Because it was just dumb.

Maybe you love her and maybe you hate her. I haven't read any of her best sellers (such as Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing). Perhaps they are fabulicious!

People always ask me how my work will affect my children. “It’s so much time away from them,” they remind me. “Don’t you worry about what it teaches them to watch you work this hard—to see your ambition?”

First of all, it must be said, that no one has EVER asked this question of my husband. Nobody worries about how daddy’s career or ambition will negatively affect the family, just mama… and we wonder why women struggle so much with mommy guilt. Mommy guilt is rarely about what WE think of our parenting skills but typically, anxiety of OTHER people judging us for how we choose to mother.”

Rachel Hollis

Still, this quote. Just a great big bothered nope!

Alison Moore Smith is a 59-year-old entrepreneur. She has been (very happily) married to Samuel M. Smith for 38 years. They are parents of six incredible children and grandparents to two astounding grandsons.

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