Re: Feminism: Has it gone too far?
I remember a female coworker complained this week about how she and I have the same job, same position, mostly similar education, but she says I make more than her. And then she went on about how I had missed a bunch of work (my situation wasn't known to her, so can't knock her for that)
Well, I wanted to drop the issue, but she continued it, and we did find out I make more. And yes, it was extremely awkward discussing this at lunch.
And I felt bad, because she is supporting a family, so I asked some questions, and got some interesting answers.
She leaves before I do, to pick up her kids at school. So just by doing that, I pick up around 5 hours a week on her. Then she won't do client dinners, so I pick up that.
Then we got to travel and sick days. I asked how many sick days she has accumulated. Less than 15. I think I have used maybe 3.
When I brought this up, she said that shouldn't matter. She and I should make the same money for the same work, and because I make more it is a clear example of sexism.
And while I could've pressed the issue and say "Well I put in 5+ more work hours than you do, then picking up after work stuff is another 10+ hours a week..." but my lunch was 'conviently' over, so I just left it at that.
Also, for the women in the US:
1 in every 3 of you will get cancer. You got government health agencies for you. And you got a longer life expectancy than males do.
1 in every 2 men get cancer, and they have no government agency setup to look after men's health.
And paternity fraud. The (legal) act of tricking a man, unknowingly or knowingly, into raising the child that is from another man.
100% legal in most states. Women do not face jail time, fines, are not expected to pay back child support, can not pay fines for it, or anything.
The only type of fraud that is legal. And sometimes, encouraged!
Then I remember another little story that came up.
A high school teacher near where I lived, had sex with not 1, but 3 students. Now it is not statutory rape because my stupid state changed the laws around. But that doesn't change the fact she still had sex with 3 different students.
Now, I am curious. It is an attractive, female teacher, that had sex with 3 male students, all 16+ years.
Now, she is facing 30 years. I wonder what she will actually get.
Because whenever men do something like sleep with a student, they are hung out to dry.
Whenever a female teacher does this, they get counseling, and maybe 5 years, and people say that they were in love...
And women get less jail time than men do for the same crimes!
Don't believe me? Tell Casey Anthony.
Or the wife that cut off her husband's manhood, then threw it down a garbage disposal and turned it on. (he had cheated on her, and asked for divorce, but...ouch!)
Wonder what would happen if a male did that...
Oh, and that was talked about on that show The Talk. Well, more like laughed about, and poked fun at. When one of the host talked about "Well, if it was a male that did this to a female, we wouldn't be laughing."
And they just shrug off the comment, saying it is different...
Doubt if the opposite ever happened, it would even be legal! Imagine a bunch of guys sitting around joking about the mutiliation of a female's body. Would that show air? More likely it would be sued.