"Generally, the circumstance is who stays home with them the most. Usually, it is the female. That is not sexism. That is natural. Women are better
That statement is sexist.
How is that sexist? I'll re-phrase that..maybe you took it wrong? I was saying more often than not, the female is the one who stays home. And yes,
that is natural. Do you deny that? And yes, women are better nurturers. Men are naturally stronger than women, is that sexist? Usually, in a
relationship if someone needs to do something like move a refrigerator, they make the man do it because men are naturally stronger. Is that sexist?
It's not. I'm saying that it's still up to the men and women which roll they want to play, but naturally women are better at something, men at
" I work at a movie theatre. To me, that's just normal work because I do it all the time. If you suddenly had to take a day away from your schedule,
and do my job for just one day you'd probably say that it wasn't really a job, just something that you had to do on the side. It's the same
It's not the same thing. The movie theater is not something that belongs equally to you and to me. A child would be.
You got me there
. But on the other hand, I also don't agree that all husbands see it as babysitting. If my dad stays home to watch the younger
kids, he just says, "I have to watch the kids". Same goes for my mom (They both have jobs).
"I know of a couple where the man stays home, and the woman does the work. Of course, everyone makes fun of him and says he's worthless and doesn't
respect him for it. If he was a woman, would they be saying these things? No, they would be saying that the poor wife does all the work while the
mmaann just waltzed off to his little job and comes home and parks his a$$ on the couch."
1) Everyone makes fun of him for "being the woman". This in itself should tell you how women are STILL viewed today. That staying home with the
children and keeping house is still considered normal and something to be expected of a woman. It's normal for her to "be in her place". Women are
still not starting out as equals.
Where did I say they make fun of him for, "Being the woman"? Now you're just putting words in my mouth.
They make fun of him because why
should his wife have to make all the money while he does nothing. That's exactly what they say. "He's so worthless. SHE goes out and makes all
the money and he doesn't do anything for that family". In reality, he stays home, watches the kids, and cleans the house.
2) Everyone wouldn't say "the poor wife does all the work". They'd say that the wife gets to stay home while the man has to go out to work and
support them. I know this because I've known people in this position. Because the woman doesn't have to to outside the home to work, she's viewed
as "getting" to stay home all day. Her work is seen as "housework". I even know a man who said "I've got 6 brothers and sisters and my mother
never worked a day in her life. My dad had to go out every day and earn the money". This is not an isolated incident, this is a fairly general
I completely disagree. In most cases, (at least where I live) people support the woman when she stays home and say that the man is so lazy. "All he
ever does is go off to work...how hard can that be, sitting around with his friends all day? Not as hard as raising 3 kids on my own, that's for
sure. And he doesn't respect me for what I do!" Perhapse you live in a more old fashioned area. But I see alot of that where I live. And, on
T.V. that is EVERYWHERE! (Which brings my back to my original point). Watch, Everybody Loves Raymond
. for a while, I'm sure you'll see what
I mean. (I'm sure something horrible would come up after a few episodes. They're not all bad. Hey, it's actually one of my favorite T.V. shows.)
I'm guessing you'd like it.
As to the subject of this thread, I still don't see the harm in the "female superior" flavor in comedy today. I even remember you had a thread up
awhile ago about a girl who asked you out, but you didn't want to go, and were trying to figure out an excuse to tell her or something. Lots of
people said to either; go out and get laid or tell a lie. I told you to be honest with her. You went anyway. Maybe there's something to this thing of
females being in charge after all?
ahha...I knew this would come back to me someday. Yeah, I actually hung out with her but made it clear that I didn't want to go out with her.
She's actually pretty nice...we just talk at work. So no, she wasn't in charge of me. She didn't force me to go out with her, but she would have
been really sad if I didn't hang out with her. And I didn't wind up doing anything I didn't want to heh heh.