And now it seems the controversial debate has been reignited once again.
An American blogger has faced serious backlash online after she posted a handwritten flow chart on Facebook which claimed working mothers are “falling apart”.
Conservative Christian Lori Alexander, who runs the blog The Transformed Wife, shared the flowchart titled “Should Mothers Have Careers?” which pitted stay-at-home mothers and working mums against each other.
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— Lori Alexander (@laalex2) December 5, 2018
The flowchart essentially shamed working mothers, stating that working mothers “come home exhausted” while stay-at-home mums “rest while their kids nap”. (We know what you’re thinking – yeah, right.)
The flowchart also claimed that working mothers are “too tired for intimacy” while stay-at-home mothers are frequently intimate and even suggested that stay-at-home mothers are more capable of providing a “nutritious and delicious” dinner for their children than working mothers are.
“Her life is fulfilling. Her husband and children rise up and call her blessed,” Alexander’s description of the stay-at-home mother read.
On the other hand, she described working mothers as: “Her life is falling apart. She doesn’t feel like she’s a good wife or mother”.