This morning at 8:09, Ann Curry interviewed Leslie Bennetts, a writer for Vanity Fair and the author of "The Feminine Mistake" (READ AN EXCERPT HERE). Ms. Bennetts argues that the generation of women currently in their 20s and 30s has rejected the path blazed by women now in their 50s and 60s, who had children but also worked and focused on their financial futures.
Many of these current young mothers, Ms. Bennetts writes, have chosen to stay at home to raise their kids, making themselves financially dependent on their husbands -- a decision that could have dire consequences if their husbands should lose their jobs or if another catastrophe were to happen.
Whether a mother goes back to work or stays home is obviously a very personal decision, and I wonder if it's a bit harsh to reflexively call being a stay-at-home mother a "mistake." What do you think? I suspect that many of you can speak from experience on both sides of the issue.