>many of *our* moms were single moms who were never >taught how to operate within a family unit. So essentially, >we've gone from one extreme to the next. There is much less >emphasis on raising families and being mothers, to the point >where many women simply don't know how to *be* wives or >mothers. I think we need to find the happy medium here. > >Simply, we're not taught how to do both. We need that.
there is definitely a lack of balance.
generations of households full of women haven't proved much except the old adage that blk folks tend to raise their daughters and baby their sons.
but we also have to remember that the "women's movement" in its earliest forms really didn't apply to the struggles of women of color.
that changed a bit in the 60s-70s, but even then our struggle was framed--when it was framed--within the "black power" movement. and that tended to revolve around the men.
we have, largely, been fighting for the right to breathe/be vs. the right to vote/work/etc.