Sun Apr 2nd, 2006 at 03:34:58 PM EST
We knew that we'd see this somewhere, so here it is: The Dutch Labor party wants to ban housefraus!!!!
That's right, criminalize being a stay-at-home mom, who wants to merely raise their children.
I'm not so good with the html quote thing, so this following is from the following website:
Penalise educated stay-at-home women - PvdA
22 March 2006
AMSTERDAM -- The Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) has proposed recovering part of the cost of study from highly-educated women who decide not to seek paid work.
MP Sharon Dijksma, deputy chairperson of the PvdA's parliamentary party, believes the punitive measure is needed to stimulate more women to join the workforce. She outlined her ideas in Forum, a magazine published by employers' group VNO-NCW.
"A highly-educated woman who chooses to stay at home and not to work - that is destruction of capital," Dijksma said. "If you receive the benefit of an expensive education at the cost of society, you should not be allowed to throw away that knowledge unpunished."
Every now and then we find something that's really screwed up like this. I"m pretty sure that some would think that the above article is a good reason to keep women uneducated, that way they'll stay out of jail, right?
I also think that the Labor party just fell another ten points in the polls because of this....