RE: FU word implication [stay-at-home dad?]

Subject: RE: FU word implication [stay-at-home dad?]
From: Marilynne Smith <marilyns -at- qualcomm -dot- com>
To: "Humbird, Len" <len -dot- humbird -at- intel -dot- com>, "'Marilynne Smith'" <marilyns -at- qualcomm -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 14:55:34 -0700

At 04:09 PM 9/15/00 -0700, Humbird, Len wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marilynne Smith [mailto:marilyns -at- qualcomm -dot- com]
> Subject: Re: FU word implication [how CAN you take this seriously?]
> When I was a stay-at-home mom, it meant I didn't work outside
> the home. It was invented because of the implication that
> women who did not have an outside job weren't working. That's
> where it started.
> Now you can tell me what the term means now.

This term "stay-at-home mom" doesn't work with me. When I was doing
contract work from home, I certainly didn't call myself a "stay-at-home
dad," mostly because it completely missed the point of describing how I
spent my time during business hours.

My "job" was raising our children. You had another job in addition to staying home. Raising children is not a job for wimps. If you raised children and worked at home as well, you were a very busy person.

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Marilynne Smith
Sr. Technical Writer
marilyns -at- qualcomm -dot- com
(858) 651-6664

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