"Persuading thousands of young mothers to go out to work and to abandon the care of their children to others is one of the most disastrous things at the present time. What is it going to profit the nation if we gain the dollors-or even the whole world-but lose the souls of our children? Now that the State is lifting so much responsibility from the parents, the bond of love between parents and their children is in danger of being loosened. It is when the mothers of the nation begin to fail in their duty to their children that religion disappears, moral standards fail, and the nation begins to go down."
~Enid Blyton, discussing woman in the military during WWII