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originally posted by: Briles1207
a reply to: Bluesma
The problem I have always had with "sexism" (and I may get flamed for this) is that, especially with women, it seems to be selective. I.E. "Why should I do the Ironing? Is it because I'm a woman"? I am then expected to carry the shopping and do all the DIY because I am a man.
Also, women who wear next to nothing and then moan that all men are perverts.
what's that about?
originally posted by: dawnstar
and the idea that we can chose not to step into the ring and play the game isn't true! We have no choice it's either that or watch our family go without things that are needed!
and as a person who has worked very hard in the jobs I was assigned and watched as men who spent their time running to the coffee pot every hour on the hour or just hang around gabbing with their friends while you did their part of the job as well as my own got to tell ya I didn't appreciate t he fact that they got the higher pay and better jobs.
and gee maybe if I had gotten an equal chance maybe I could still be working but well what can I say going without the healthcare that was needed has left me in a position where I just can't do the work anymore
I was told point blank after I got out of college that I wouldn't get any job while there were so many men applying for the same job the men had a family to support the women had a husband to support her or danged well should have!
a reply to: Bluesma
You have no choice because you and those around you have a a repulsion to collectively supporting families with financial aid. "Each man and woman for themselves" makes it obligatory. You are holding two opposing desires here, which cause the difficulty.
I bet you didn't! So why did you do it? Why do something repeatedly that you see does not create the results you desire? When do you acknowledge the fact that your idea of how the game works is mistaken? Life is all just a bunch of stages, with various plays going on, and they each have their structure and storyline.
-Or if you had stopped trying to play an ill-adapted role for your environment, perhaps you wouldn't have become unable to perform anymore (with no knowledge of the health problems you refer to, but going on your suggestion it was because of working so hard...).
Or if you had voted for laws and politicians who support social aids and medicine, perhaps you could have gotten the healthcare you needed? Or if you moved to a "stage" (country) which had such a form.
-And you folded? You believed it?? That is the male challenge- look for the weak spots and fears and punch there.
originally posted by: kaylaluv
So, I'm wondering - did you move up so fast in your job because you refused to work hard at the lower levels (as you saw the men doing)? No judgments here - just curious as to whether the boss would have the same reaction to a woman refusing to to scrub as they would to a man who refused to scrub.