The Winter issue of Ms. Magazine has an article...
...with a banner on "Moms Jobs and Bias" on the cover. Haven't read the article, but if it's in Ms., well, I'm biased. I love Ms. Even if the article is OT to this thread, I still refer you to Ms. for education.http://msmagazine.com/store/detail.aspx?ID=29
It is clear that many people are not at all clear what feminism is... if you know what it is, you know the well-meant question here is misdirected, and this is a common occurance, so don't feel badly anyone. If you think that this question makes sense, you don't know what feminism is and you really don't have any idea about the history of women in even just the U.S. I don't mean this as an insult. I mean, I'm about to cry that women in today's world can be so ill-informed about something so pro-YOU.
Feminism is many, many things, but certainly, it is never, ever anything that directs women to think or be anything but what they individually want to think and be, whether SAHM, working mom, single mom, married mom, corporate wife, CEO, childless, lesbian, whatever. Our choice. It does not promote ANY lifestyle over another. Perhaps some people who also call themselves feminists occasionally spout things, that the media jumps on, but it is not "feminism" talking. It is an individual talking, and, feminism supports her right to do so.
"Born for Liberty" is a great college text where you can get started with a history of women in the US (I had a class in 1991 or 2 using it). It's a rich and wonderful history that we were all robbed pretty completely of in our public educations.