Women’s Struggle and Class Struggle

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    Women's struggle and class struggle- Part One


    Women’s struggle and class struggle – Part Two



    Women’s struggle and class struggle – Part Three
     
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    I think that once Women sought to achieve equality in the workforce, it hurt the nuclear family in that the middle class suddenly demanded two incomes as dictated by the new economy, and babysitters and such began raising children more-so or equally to the Parents, moms and dads starting fighting/divorcing more, etc etc.

    I'd still fight for that right for them, though. Also, this is just my opinion that these things were side effects.
     
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    I must agree with your assessment of this situation which has helped to creat this economy in which we find ourselves... that is the "necessity" of a two income society, especially when children are involved. I, too, support womens equality and rights BUT in raising a family, are two incomes really necessary? With birth control being readily available, having children is a choice. Making that choice, lifestyle changes and sacrifice are a given. ... Do you really need that second car with its insurance and operating costs? Do you need that upscale home, that iPhone, a TV in every room, multiple cr.cds., etc.? How much does that second job cost?... childcare, wardrobe, transportation?

    The answers are up to the individual but, fact is, the answer is choosing to raise a family or having material possessions. Its my opinion, FWIW, that the right choices could work for a one income family. I know... it sounds rather "Father Knows Best" and "Donna Reed" like but... it is what it is.
     
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    n'aw, I actually would have to agree after a second thought. strong post,
     
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    I hate it when women struggle... especially when I am trying to get their clothes off.
     
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    They ARE very real and tragic side effects.

    Was it worth it? I dunno.
     
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    I would suggest that's a definite NO in my mind; but then again I see the world in a very different way than most other people do.
     
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    Wait, so you're claiming that it was women's equality that was behind the growing wealth gap and the decline of the average household's purchasing power?
     
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    No. I'm claiming that supply and demand, once women were immersed into the workforce, caused inflationary terms which realized a *need* for duel income where there wasn't one before. Need in the sense meaning, to sustain your same quality of life.

    In other-words, if the work-force doubles, wages necessarily go down.
     
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