Started by Galt, Aug 18, 2005, 08:02 AM
Then why do you call yourself a 'feminist'? - particularly given that what you have described is not what feminism is, in practice, about.
By tough, I mean physically, or disgusting. Anyways, its not a big deal, as we both know that if women went on strike society would not miss a beat. Not so if men chose to do so.Stally
Oh really? First thought that springs to mind...the vast majority of elementary school teachers, nurses, day care providers, stay at home parents and everybody else who cares for and educates infants and children, are women.
Quote from: "lkanneg"Oh really? First thought that springs to mind...the vast majority of elementary school teachers, nurses, day care providers, stay at home parents and everybody else who cares for and educates infants and children, are women.There seems to be a perpetual drift away from the original topic here. I thought that the original idea was who built the infrastructure or prosperity or the like in the developed countries.If you think that taking care of babies is part of that, watch National Geographic or the like. You'll see a lot of baby care going on. Or watch cats and dogs - who have no other prosperty other than what their owners give them.
So if we let infants care for themselves and children acquire literacy and mathematical skills on their own, we'd continue to have the same infrastructure and prosperity?
But why aren't women carrying away garbage and risking their lives in fishing boats or up on skyscrapers in any great numbers in this new, equal world? I thought you were for equality, so maybe you can explain that part of it.It sounds like we agree on equality of opportunity, now how about "equality of responsibility"?
So I wonder: do men have the same thought processes? Or is it that they truly desire to work in menial/secretarial/elementary ed/childcare and are somehow being prevented from doing so? Now, if that's the case, that needs to be stopped asap. Do you know if that's the case?
Notice how she implies that menial jobs are primarily performed by women.
I can't find anything on the Internet that even *lists* what are generally considered menial jobs, nevermind breaking down such a list by gender...anybody else know where to look?
Being a fisherman was No. 1 or 2 on the list, which surprised me.
Now, that *is* interesting...what are the "menial" jobs, and how are they broken down by gender..? I admit, I was thinking "housecleaning/office cleaning," which is like childcare sort of an extension outside the home of traditional "women's work" and which I do believe is primarily done by women. However, garbage collecting is certainly menial work and I can't actually recall ever *seeing* a female garbage collector.