I want to start off by saying there is nothing wrong with wanting to be a stay-at-home parent. And there’s nothing wrong with going to college and still deciding to be a stay at home parent. Jessica Potter has a point; some people (men included), are happiest in the home. Anyone that has done any serious babysitting or child care knows that it comes with a certain satisfaction.

However, my problem lies in the fact that the letter presumes there’s something wrong with not following this path. My mother has worked my entire life, and my parents are still together and I turned out quite well. And trust me, men like girls who work. I believe most men would rather have some help supporting the expenses of a home and children than be expected to provide it alone.

And those classes about math for elementary school teachers, and story telling? I know it might come as a bit of a shock, but there are actually liberal studies majors that want to be teachers and use these skills for that purpose. Stop making assumptions about the rest of the women in your major and stick to focusing on your own goals, whatever they may be.

Liz Sullivan

English sophomore

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