I like doing laundry, cleaning, taking care of the house, etc. Someone has to, I think it is admirable no matter who does it as it is a good thing in
general to take care of one's house and keep personal affairs in good shape. I think a lot of time the hours put into this are not taken as seriously
as real work -
But did you know that it would take $113,586 a year on average to replace the work done by a "domesticated" housewife?
Another issue here is that with so many people being single and raising kids while working, how is it that people think this is more free than getting
married and splitting the work load?
So let us look at the issue of feminist-eque work being discounted as garbage. We are talking about 1/2 of the worlds work hours, which are essential
to a functioning society, not being respected, 1/2 of the world's work hours not even being noticed. In addition - let us say that as a guy, I happen
to spend a lot of time cleaning and keeping personal affairs in order and volunteering and caring for people like my parents, which is really what I
do in real life. This is the same issue, not a different issue, even though my gender is a male.
There is a lot in what I just said. It has to do with pronoun use and sexism. I believe in male and female tendencies, but they can occur in either
male or female physical bodies. And it isn't just a belief, it is based in neuroscience.
Let me give an example of sexism that I encountered recently. A female that I wished to hang out with was having a "girl's night" where they were
going to do trivia, and no guys were allowed. I joked that it was sexist, and she said that it wasn't. Well, the honest truth is, it was sexist by
definition. Any person should be allowed to go to trivia night if there was no sexism.
On to other, more important issues. The rise of feminism has brought with it a certain number of people, guys and girls, who think that this hook-up
culture is okay and great fun. Now, I am not going to preach religion (I always keep it out of debates because it is not legitimate as an argument in
most cases) - but I will say that I have met multiple girls that insist on being able to sleep with and date multiple guys at once. Studies by dating
websites, however, show the sex is on the decline.
What do the facts say about sexual promiscuity? There are health risks of promiscuity that are very real, including emotional instability.
Health Risks of Promiscuity
The emotional toll from having multiple sexual partners can be very detrimental. Adolescents in particular, are not mature enough to handle
promiscuity, and therefore often end up harming themselves in the long run.
“The impact of these high risk behaviors on one’s emotional health includes making dangerous choices that lead to more and more risk. This cycle
can lead to problems with self-concept, ineffective relationships, and even depression,” Fitzgerald said to Everyday Health.
Domestic violence is one potential risk associated with having multiple sexual partners.
Not surprisingly, promiscuity brings with it all of the health risks associated with sexual activity.
Individuals who have sexual relations with multiple partners are at an increased risk for sexually transmitted diseases, and Everyday Health indicates
more than 19 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year.
These health issues should not be ignored in the bliss of perceived sexual freedom without consequence. There are always consequences to every action,
and we live in a time period where being informed about them is important. Many of the health issues explained on the link above, most of which are
not quoted in this O.P., might be affecting you, the reader, right now - some of these effects could even be from multiple, sequential relationships,
and not simultaneous ones. I'm sure I could even be effected, or have been affected by something on that list.
I tried online dating for a while, and still am. Are there positives to it? Yes! I get to experience meeting with many different people and see who I
get along with and even practice going on dates. But I have a strict code of no sexual conduct.
There is your STD stat in there, by the way, 19 million. Guess how many new jobs were created in 2012? Only 1.8 million, and 950,000 in 2013. With a
population of 250 million, roughly 7.5% of the population are infected with a new
STD every year.
Based on the behavior I have seen in the online dating pool, which I think may be subsiding, it becomes a concern to me the amount of STDs, including
HIV, that are being transmitted, many under the radar. I have heard of entire high schools becoming infected with HIV - and how many readers of this
O.P. are at risk? I recommend getting tested.
HIV Scare Unnerves a St. Louis High School
There is one example of a high school outbreak, although I know of a few situations on the D.L. in my region.
However, was the rise in promiscuity a temporary result of the hyper-connectivity of the exploding Information Age combined with a few other variables
like the feminist movement, scientific sex-ed and the rise of Atheism?
The hyper-connectivity as a result of the internet is a rate-of-change increase, meaning that when it levels out, the amount of connectivity will not
be increasing. A sudden increase in potential mates could result in a calibration error. The feminist movement may have confused people into thinking
that unstable lives are better than ones settled down with a monogamous partner, however, people should discover differently over time.
In addition, a greater tolerance of non-traditional relationships, such as gay marriage and even reversed or mixed gender roles might end up
marriage stability in the long run.
As for sex education, that is going to be an issue that will get a rough start, but after it settles in, social constructs will probably be put in
place to replace the ones that existed during abstinence-only sex education.
In general, I think that the effect of the feminist movement and these other variables is going to be gigantic - in the short run, we are talking
about destroyed families and a destroyed economy and possibly an entire displaced generation. But we have to remember, just from 2005 to 2014, the
amount of connectivity has skyrocketed with sites such as Twitter and Facebook, and cell phone and texting use has increased.
We are living in a technological revolution that has, in 10 years or less, eclipsed any and all other advances in human history. I believe that humans
are adaptable, and I believe that over time, we will heal and things will become more balanced. But remember these days, for they are revolutionary,
they are unique.
One last thing - it really is up in the air whether or not we will simply move on to the next technological revolution. This could be anything from
cybernetics to bio-engineering and enhanced A.I. and virtual reality. The social effects, however, I believe are mostly isolated to the sudden ability
for the entire human race to be in instant communication with itself.