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Published: Saturday, July 13 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Mountanman
Hayden, ID

The very best way for men to support women and the entire human race is to stop fathering children out of wedlock!
The best way for women to support themselves and the entire human race is to stop men from fathering children out of wedlock!

Curmudgeon
Salt Lake City, UT

The LDS Church has a clear bias against women assuming the role of primary breadwinner:

"By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children." [Proclamation to the World] Exceptions are provided for, but they are still exceptions, not the ideal norm.

In light of this, it's hard to imagine much support from the Church or its male members for increasing the role of women outside the home.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Matt,
for many women who work, it is a lifestyle choice.

for many it is a necessity.

my wife chose to stay home when our first child was born.

there were times when funds were tight, but we feel our children benefited more from having a mom at home than a little extra money.

For those who have the option, take, it, it is well worth it.

for those who do not have the option, my hat is off to you.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Religion never provides an environment of empowerment for women.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

a generation ago - One man could earn a living sufficient to provide for him AND his family...without a college degree.

As the rich have gotten richer,
the poor have gotten poorer...
The "Middle Class" is no more.

Earnings are less than 1/2 of what they used to be,
so even a combined 2 income household today brings in 60% of what did then.

We the uber-wealthy and their selfish greed to thank for the demise of our society.

Badgerbadger
Murray, UT

So, according to the liberals, if it weren't for those stuffy religions and stupid rich people, men would respect their women.

Not buying it.

Too bad we don't respect the men and women who want to raise great kids. We only respect those who seek wealth and power, and those 'stuffy' religions didn't teach us that.

Jory
payson, utah

Could it be that the so called 2% inflation that the fed tries to maintain is not so good as we thought it was. Like LDS Liberal stated, One man could earn a living sufficient to provide for him AND his family...without a college degree. Costs have been going up for a hundred years. It has been more than 2% each year.

trekker
Salt Lake, UT

Children need to come first. I see kids with holes in their shoes and clothes and yet their parents have expensive phones, cars, homes etc. People need to live within their means. If you can not afford to keep your kids taken care of you can not afford luxuries of life, get rid of your expensive phones etc and go with cheaper options.I do not own a cell phone I do magic jack under $30 a year for phone service. There is a difference between a want and a need.

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

If a woman earns more than her husband and leaves their children to be raised by hirelings, or exhausted grandparents (not that all grandparents are exhausted), and his wife refuses to stay home to be a traditional mother:

should that husband then stay home and raise the children, gain the primary influence over the children thereby, with the result that both male and female children are not quite so feminized by their mothers?

Should grandparents, exhausted or not, grab the opportunity of raising the children to more old fashioned standards and ideals including traditional parental roles?

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