a reply to: zbeliever
I think its perfectly fine. I think feminism is a cult that steals womens individuality. That said, a woman can be strong and assertive and still not
have to label herself a "feminist". Changing values are what makes the world go around. The American Ethos for example isnt set in stone, certain
principals are. Those principals are not centered on race, religion or sex. They are universal.
The "greatest" generation tried to make things simpler by making a womans role the BS fixer. She fixed all BS, took it, made it her own and let
everyone else live a carefree life. Well not carefree but BS-less where possible.
That was nice and all, but was unfair to women. Hell, the early 1900s had women assert themselves then WW1 happened and the needs outweighed the rest.
Like WW2, women just did what was necessary. They dealt with the BS after the war, because well, the men were pretty messed up behind those smiles.
Now? There is no reason to think that a woman has a role that is set in stone. If a massive and terrible war broke out they may need to just do like
every other generation did, though I like to think that we will not be idiots by losing half our fighting population. IMO, we were fools to not train
female soldiers, until lately.
Besides outstanding needs like those that shaped the "greatest" generation and the women of that generation, there is nothing wrong with being able to
do all things.
I hate when women compete with men or when men compete with women.
We should just pick up the slack and carry that weight. If a woman in a family is better at making money, then damn it, MAKE THAT MONEY. If the man
is, then damn it RAISE THOSE KIDS.
If you are both good at both, THEN SHARE THE WORK LOAD.
Its pretty simple to me. My wife takes care of the kids just because she is better at it than I am and I am better at making money. When I am home I
dont shy from playing doll house, doing nails, cooking or cleaning. My wife makes a buck where she can. We would switch, double up, what ever. Getting
the job done really doesnt depend on who has boobs or who has a penis.
We dont have gender roles. We have a mission. Raise these kids, get some money saved before we are too old to work, and find some peace. How ever the
hell we can do that is fair game.
edit on 4 11 2015 by tadaman because: (no reason given)