Respectfully, why not? I understand that, say, federal or state laws recognize "discrimination on the basis of race, religion" and that they do not recognize "discrimination against WOHPs or single parents." But the MDC UA doesn't have to follow laws or mainstream values (in fact, I'd suggest MDC often prides itself on going against mainstream values). The MDC UA already lists things that can't be discussed at all:
crying it out, harsh sleep training, physical punishment, formula feeding, elective cesarean section, routine infant medical circumcision, or mandatory vaccinations
as well as being "cautious about discussions on volatile topics such as"
abortion, religion, and race
So, if adding to the "-isms" doesn't suit you, why not list "parents working outside the home as detrimental to children or the family" and "single parenting as detrimental to children or the family" along with the no-no topics of crying it out, etc.? I mean, we all agree that those two statements I just put in quote marks are (1) incorrect, (2) offensive to many MDC members, and (3) countervene MDC's pro-family, pro-natural-living, pro-gentleness values, right? So why not say so explicitly, in the UA?
Respectfully, you might not be aware just how often these two offending ideas are said or implied here on MDC and how very, very hurtful they are.
I don't think WOHism should be lumped in with racism.
Cynthia once responded to this sort of question and I would like to quote her here
Originally Posted by Cynthia Mosher
I am quite surprised that Mothering has a policy against WOHMing and for SAHMing as a rule. I will ask about this as it does not seem to ring true. Peggy wrote in Natural Family Living that "Honoring the mother-child attachment does not necessarily mean giving up working when you have a child. Women in all societies have always worked." While Peggy does make suggestions about working and the needs and care of children, this seems to me to be inclusive of mothers who work.
As far as I know Mothering does not have an official stance in this regard. But here's the official line of Mothering's purpose:
I don't think the issue is policy-ed so that a line can be drawn to say who is and isn't supported full stop. Certainly, in making decisions in the best interest of the child(ren), what is necessary and even possible will be different from family to family based on the myriad of circumstances presented to the parent/parents.