Steve Bouser’s opinion in the July 31 issue of The Pilot revealed his bias about women in our world today. He wrote, “The gratifying large number of women now succeeding so admirably in professions like law and medicine — compared with the meager number a half-century ago, when the accepted wisdom was that “a woman’s place is in the home.”

Ouch. Professions such as law and medicine are no more admirable than the stay-at-home mom. That stay-at-home woman had to serve as homemaker, cook, chauffeur, teacher, educator in many ways, guardian and nurse. She performs all these with no travel vouchers, no two weeks paid vacation, no automatic pay increases, and certainly no praise from male chauvinists.

The good trend that Mr. Bouser should have said was the gratifying fact of women’s choice in this new age.

Patricia Auch, Southern Pines

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Sally Larson

I guess people hear what they want to hear. There was nothing about degrading stay at home mothers. He was grateful that women today have more choices and are successfully pursuing the jobs that weren't available to them half a century ago. Jeeze, it's like no one can say anything without hurting someone's feelings. Get a grip.

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