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Originally posted by Cuervo
First of all, this is not true of every culture in history. Second of all, do you really want to model our society on what cavemen used to do in the paleolithic era? Is that our template for family structure?
Originally posted by TiredofControlFreaks
reply to post by KilgoreTrout
Let us all take a really good look at feminism:
1. The first people/group who championed woman's rights were...the SPCA. They wanted the government to recognise woman as...wait for it...PEOPLE, HUMAN BEINGS
2. Let us talk about the days when men were in control. If a woman was raped and became pregnant, the rapist had to pay her father for his loss of her labour.
3. Men didn't have to get a divorce, they only had to incarcerate their unwanted wives in insane asylms for however long they wanted!
4. The law prescribed legal ways in which a woman might be beaten. Very very few men were arrested for breaking those laws.
5. In my lifetime, all leases, rents, mortgages, credit cards, utilities were in the husband's name. A woman could be earning $50,000 per year and still not be able to apply for credit in her own name.
6. No matter how many children a woman had, her husband and male doctor had to agree to get her tubes tied. She couldn't do it on her own.
7. If a woman left a man who beat her ....no means of enforcing child support or alimony
8. Woman could not get a beer without a male escort.
Really guys - you kind of pushed it to the limit didn't you?
While I can certainly agree that there are femnazi's that go to ridiculous lengths, most woman, working or not are still very family orientated.
Tired of Control Freaks
OK, my bottom line: I feel that society is more productive with a worker and a nurturer. I feel we wouldn't have as many problems today if more mothers with young children stayed home and took care of them, at least until school aged, while their husbands went into the work force. I believe divorce rates, teen pregnancies, and drug use would decline. I also believe we'd have higher paying jobs to be filled.
The reason it worked better was because each parent had their own job. The father went to work to provide financially, and the mother nurtured her children and taught them right from wrong.
What I am saying is that something is obviously wrong with our society and the problems we have today did not get this out of control until the traditional family fell apart. There is no denying that.
The divorce rate was not nearly as high as it is today.
Originally posted by eletheia
reply to post by Quauhtli
Are you so sure that those women you refer to in the world who live in countries
where those archaic ideals still exist given the opportunity could not be persuaded
to live with ours?
Shame you can't ask the teenage girl recently shot by the Taliban for going to school or
the girl who died after being raped by six men in India
edit on 18-1-2013 by eletheia because: (no reason given)