We are working. Go fuck yourself, tb.
I'll proudly take the warning, Dr. E.
Alright *cracks knuckles*.
At the turn of the century the average "home-maker"(read: homesteader) worked about 60-80 hours a week.
She did the following:
Raised 4-6 children, canned produce from her garden, raised livestock, sewed and laundered clothing(by hand), cleaned with lye and water, often hauled 40kg of water a day, etc. etc. Often in addition to bringing in money via a cottage industry.
She produced approximately 1/2 of what her family consumed.
Over the last century the bread winner has taken over the traditional tasks of the homesteader(now a home-maker). He(or, rarely, she) purchases clothing(previously made by the lady of the house), purchases fruits and vegetables (formerly harvested by the lady of the house), purchases meats (formerly raised, and often slaughtered, by the lady of the house) and also has basically taken over the tasks of cleaning by purchasing automated cleaning devices (such as vacuumes, washer and dryer, dishwasher, etc.)
Let me repeat this, Sue--er. BQ... wait-- Christine...
THE BREADWINNER DOES 90% OF THE WORK OF SUSTAINING A FAMILY IN THE 21ST CENTURY.
Men are being killed and maimed... they are loosing 6-8 years off their lives through overwork and stress BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING 90% OF SUSTAINING A FAMILY IN THE 21ST CENTURY.
(Which, incidentally, is the only era in which men have ever done so.)
You can swear at me as much as you want. That doesn't change the fact that MEN DO 90% OF THE WORK OF SUSTAINING A FAMILY IN THE 21ST CENTURY.
And that it's killing them. Not just directly, but indirectly since they don't have the free time to address the social issues that concern them. They don't have the free time to champion causes that women do like... er... feminism(home-maker's little pet project in the 1960-70s.)
I'd like to see women get out of the buggy and haul it along side their man, and THEN say "I love men!"
If you really did, you wouldn't be advocating a lifestyle that kills them. (General you.)