I hate when people, especially other feminists, devalue the work that is raising children. Just because it’s not financially compensated in our current system doesn’t mean it’s not just as important as any other kind of work.
I also hate when people say things like “the world doesn’t owe me a living, or my children support.” I believe we have a collective responsibility to each other. I believe that the world owes everyone a living, whether or not they want to or can work in ways that are considered economically productive (under what are some very narrow definitions of productivity, I might add). I believe that by virtue of being alive, we are all owed food, shelter, clothes, health care, and education.
I don’t believe in the hyper-individualistic bullshit of “personal responsibility.” We’re all in this together–and we’d better start acting like it if we want to survive.