One feminist family value that is articulated in Feminist Family Values Forum through the piece by Glora Steinem is the idea that children should be raised by both of their parents; not in the sense that the father brings home the money and the mother is the care - taker and nurterer; both parents equally partake in the daily duties of the child. This can also be translated into homosexual relationships, and single families where there is a lot of outside support from relatives and friends. The reason that this family value is explicitly feminine is because it tosses out gender as simply a culturally created norm and treats all human beings the same; it allows people to get in touch with the human qualities that are put into feminine/masculine categories and therefore be equal partners in raising children. This type of family value draws upon a view where there is no "typical family"; it accepts all types of families as a functional family where each person has something to bring to the table as far as raising children goes. This differs from the traditional view of "family" where the household is headed by "the male - headed patriarchal nuclear household" (Steinem, 47). In ths traditional family the woman is the homemaker and the man is the breadwinner, and cannot be seen as weak by showing his feelings that would be considered "feminine" and unmanly. This type of family value allows people to become whole people as Gloria puts it, because they toss out cultural norms where we categorize feelings according to sex and connect with their whole family.