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Harrison Butker is obviously right

OPINION: It is good for women to be married, have kids

“I think it is you, the women, who have had the most diabolical lies told to you,” Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker told Benedictine College graduating students last week.

“How many of you are sitting here now, about to cross this stage, and are thinking about all the promotions and titles you are going to get in your career,” he said, specifically addressing the female students.

He then suggested most of the female students were more excited about marriage and having kids (with a perfect cry from a baby in the background). Butker said his wife embraced the “most important titles of all: homemaker,” to loud applause.

This upset feminists, who left numerous replies on The College Fix video and on Benedictine’s social media pages.

But, Butker is obviously right. Marriage and motherhood are objectively good for women.

Motherhood and being at home are not always fun and games. Of course not. Changing diapers, cleaning up after toddlers, and of course being pregnant in the first place, can bring plenty of difficulties.

But use logic and not emotions and consider what a normal person would rather do:

— Spend hours on Zoom calls
—Sit in endless meetings
— Have to get up early to go to work and get home late, only having time to grab fast food


—Chase a three-year-old around outside in the grass
—Bake bread and treats
— Go for walks and to the park with kids and other stay-at-home moms

True. That is comparing the worst of corporate life to the best of home life.

But what is the best part of corporate life? A bonus? A thank you from a boss for a job well-done?

I will admit it is cool seeing the video I clipped and posted get millions of views. When I worked at Students for Life of America I sat just a few feet from President Donald Trump (and behind then-Senator Ben Sasse and Senator Ted Cruz) at a White House event.

They talked about some fantasy football game they played, which I’m fine with, because the less time politicians spend passing laws, the better.

None of those experiences compare to raising kids.

And the fact some women choose a middle option of working part-time or at least a more regular work schedule further supports the idea of a natural drive to spend more time at home and with kids.

An academic paper last summer found about half of female physicians and fellows reduced their work hours to spend time with their kids. It cannot be that money is an issue; female physicians have the resources to hire babysitters, nannies, or daycare.

Rather, it is more likely a natural instinct and desire to spend time with kids that led them to this choice.

It is a positive sign Butker’s speech is going viral and his message is being spread.

Also promising is the pro-motherhood message of conservative commentators like Alex Clark and Isabel Brown, both of Turning Point USA.

Daily Wire commentators Michael Knowles and Matt Walsh also use their platforms to promote marriage and motherhood.

Society needs women at home, and not in an office. And as Butker says, society needs men leading in their households and families.

Because lost in the uproar about his pro-motherhood comments were his pro-fatherhood comments.

“As men we set the tone of the culture, and when that is absent, disorder, dysfunction and chaos set in.”

Thank you Harrison Butker for setting the right tone for the culture.

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About the Author
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Matt has previously worked at Students for Life of America, Students for Life Action and Turning Point USA. While in college, he wrote for The College Fix as well as his college newspaper, The Loyola Phoenix. He holds a B.A. from Loyola University-Chicago and an M.A. from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He lives in northwest Indiana with his family.