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What is going on with the women in the U.S. today?
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(Please I'm not male ego-manic.) I pose the question just as my wife posed it.

We are seeing the emergence of These female Tea-party candidates and speakers who are basically trying to set the progression of woman back 300 years -as my wife says-- These women have basically said in a round about way a woman should be in the home tending to babies and agreeing with the men.

And what really got my wife off on her rant was an e-mail she got from a friend today who was at work when one of her fellow FEMALE co-workers announced that women having the right to vote was the biggest mistake in America.

She went on to say no woman married she be in the work place because it is two income families that are causing the financial problems we are suffering today. If the Married woman would stay home the employment problem would be nonexistent. She went on to say that no woman should be anything more than a Teacher or receptionist.

My wife's friend pointed out to the woman her hypocrisy and the woman claimed she is in middle management because she has no choice to help support her family now but if things where as she said she'd gladly give up her job to a qualified man.

The woman went on to rant that "The women who played Xena and Gabrielle should be jailed for destroying a man's image. You have these woman running around saving the day no wonder the American family is suffering."

My wife's friend was floored by this woman's point of view my wife is dumbfounded and speechless except to ask What is going on the the Woman in America today.
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  -What is going on with the women in the U.S. today? redirish28  Sep-17-10 05:06 PM   #0 
  - Its basically an extension of the puritanical 'slutshaming' that goes on at their churches  Taverner   Sep-17-10 05:08 PM   #1 
  - these are Phyllis Schlafflee (sp?0  WhiteTara   Sep-17-10 05:09 PM   #2 
  - No Phyllis pillus has been around since the seventies  Bitwit1234   Sep-17-10 05:54 PM   #24 
  - I'd say it was a bit of both.. plus..  left coaster   Sep-17-10 05:57 PM   #25 
  - I've been told I'm the reason there's so much umemployment..  HipChick   Sep-17-10 05:12 PM   #3 
  - But what if YOU have a kid to feed?? What if you're divorced or  Fire1   Sep-17-10 06:11 PM   #31 
  - Then supposedly my place is with a new husband..subservient etc  HipChick   Sep-18-10 02:44 PM   #75 
  - That is exactly what my father said to me.  Grey   Sep-17-10 06:41 PM   #40 
  - Reagan started that idiocy thirty years ago  treestar   Sep-17-10 09:38 PM   #58 
  - In 2003 I saw...  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Sep-18-10 12:39 AM   #68 
  - Did you tell this person where to go?  Darth_Kitten   Sep-18-10 05:13 PM   #91 
  - I think everyone else made great points, but I think another layer to all this is  LiberalLoner   Sep-17-10 05:16 PM   #4 
  - I think I have read some of those same articles.  Tuesday Afternoon   Sep-17-10 05:31 PM   #15 
  - I agree with is a wish to have what they think of as a "soft and comfortable" life...  mitchum   Sep-17-10 06:16 PM   #33 
  - it's "women's lib" fault their jobs don't pay enough? say what?  pitohui   Sep-17-10 11:56 PM   #62 
  - These same women  laundry_queen   Sep-18-10 02:02 AM   #73 
  - They're as stupid as the morons who married them. nt  valerief   Sep-17-10 05:17 PM   #5 
  - Teabagger women should take their own advice and stay home and teabag  lunatica   Sep-17-10 05:19 PM   #6 
  - +1000 +++ n/t  RKP5637   Sep-17-10 05:57 PM   #26 
  - +1 n/t  TroglodyteScholar   Sep-17-10 07:12 PM   #44 
  - Brilliant!  Dappleganger   Sep-17-10 07:15 PM   #45 
  - if you stay home, you are unintelligent?  krabigirl   Sep-17-10 07:34 PM   #49 
  - I don't think it was ment like that. I think if they want women to do just that  redirish28   Sep-17-10 08:47 PM   #54 
  - well it's a pretty good clue that you are unemployable and considered of no value to society  pitohui   Sep-18-10 12:05 AM   #63 
     - ....  CBR   Sep-18-10 02:59 PM   #80 
     - Nice broad brush you have  mercuryblues   Sep-18-10 03:23 PM   #83 
     - you must have had a really fucked up childhood pitohui. nt  seabeyond   Sep-18-10 09:30 PM   #93 
     - Because 40 hours is a fucking ratrace joke of a prison.  RadiationTherapy   Sep-18-10 10:28 PM   #94 
  - +1000. If they want to help the job market why don't they lead by  treestar   Sep-17-10 09:39 PM   #59 
  - sarah is certainly not home taking care of her special needs baby....  madrchsod   Sep-17-10 05:20 PM   #7 
  - +100  HipChick   Sep-18-10 02:45 PM   #76 
  - Strange phenomenon indeed, because the women who are saying this are not DOING it.  enough   Sep-17-10 05:21 PM   #8 
  - ha ha - so true, enough!!  IcyPeas   Sep-17-10 05:48 PM   #22 
  - And they don't know the difference between politics and entertainment...  Raksha   Sep-17-10 06:49 PM   #41 
  - Some women hate their own gender. Men too at times.  MichiganVote   Sep-17-10 05:23 PM   #9 
  - I have an academic friend/colleague who has written a book  janx   Sep-17-10 05:24 PM   #10 
  - in 1975 my mother in law told me  DesertFlower   Sep-17-10 05:24 PM   #11 
  - women vote for *softer* issues  grasswire   Sep-17-10 05:30 PM   #12 
  - women vote for *softer* issues  grasswire   Sep-17-10 05:30 PM   #13 
  - Why is it war and destruction is considered more important and better than raising families and  LiberalLoner   Sep-17-10 05:51 PM   #23 
  - I blame men.  provis99   Sep-17-10 05:31 PM   #14 
  - Interesting essay in the new Harper's by Susan Faludi that touches on this  REP   Sep-17-10 05:35 PM   #16 
  - Maybe these wingnuts have read " The Good Wife's Guide" from  life_long_dem   Sep-17-10 05:35 PM   #17 
  - I thought this was some work of fiction--Urban Legend!  redirish28   Sep-17-10 06:11 PM   #30 
  - It probably is an urban legend. But, that doesn't mean people  life_long_dem   Sep-17-10 06:36 PM   #37 
  - The 1950 Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook  Abq_Sarah   Sep-18-10 12:55 AM   #69 
  - Jeezus what guy would actually want a woman like that?  tularetom   Sep-17-10 05:38 PM   #18 
  - Weird times and weirder people. IMO there are some very peculiar people  RKP5637   Sep-17-10 06:04 PM   #27 
  - I think that WWII showed "business" something very powerful  SoCalDem   Sep-17-10 05:46 PM   #19 
  - Very good summary of the last 30 years or so.  Raksha   Sep-17-10 07:00 PM   #43 
  - I have wondered the same thing recently  abelenkpe   Sep-17-10 05:47 PM   #20 
  - Well said!!!  RKP5637   Sep-17-10 06:40 PM   #39 
  - It's not "the women"  NMMNG   Sep-17-10 05:48 PM   #21 
  - some pretty insulting posts to women that do chose to stay home.... as we attack these other women  seabeyond   Sep-17-10 06:06 PM   #28 
  - It wasn't my intent. And my wife has no problems with a woman who  redirish28   Sep-17-10 06:14 PM   #32 
  - i wasnt addressing your post... but thank you. nt  seabeyond   Sep-17-10 06:25 PM   #34 
  - I agree, but I am used to it. People do think you are stupid if you stay home.  krabigirl   Sep-17-10 07:34 PM   #50 
  - yup  seabeyond   Sep-17-10 07:41 PM   #51 
  - I am amazed by some of these posts. Un-fucking-believable.  CBR   Sep-18-10 03:00 PM   #82 
     - amazing how it continues as if not recognized, even when pointed out. nt  seabeyond   Sep-18-10 03:32 PM   #84 
  - Well, IMO her friend's fellow FEMALE co-worker should quit her job if she is that  RKP5637   Sep-17-10 06:08 PM   #29 
  - What's going on with the men in the U.S. today?  etherealtruth   Sep-17-10 06:25 PM   #35 
  - Good point. I call the US United Stupidity, anymore.  RKP5637   Sep-17-10 06:35 PM   #36 
  - I knew one woman back in 1979 that believed women shouldn't vote, drive auto's, work outside  mrcheerful   Sep-17-10 06:36 PM   #38 
  - Don't blame women. Actually, the Tea Party female candidates are getting most of their support from  totodeinhere   Sep-17-10 06:58 PM   #42 
  - My simplistic take on it? The TPs/GOP have discovered that "sex sells"  sohndrsmith   Sep-17-10 07:21 PM   #46 
  - +1. nt  seabeyond   Sep-17-10 07:31 PM   #47 
  - Well said!!! n/t  RKP5637   Sep-17-10 08:28 PM   #53 
  - None of these women would be popular among right wingers if  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-18-10 12:11 AM   #65 
     - That's so true!  shimmergal   Sep-18-10 05:15 PM   #92 
  - I hate this kind of thinking, and I am a stay-at-home mom. bugs me to no end ro  krabigirl   Sep-17-10 07:32 PM   #48 
  - It's a good way to look at it... people should do what works best for them w/o  RKP5637   Sep-17-10 08:26 PM   #52 
  - Please note my wife and I mean no disrespect. If it is a choice you  redirish28   Sep-17-10 08:56 PM   #55 
  - I admire you (and the rest of your family), personally... I did the same  sohndrsmith   Sep-17-10 09:32 PM   #57 
  - The patriarchy is a poison  Book Lover   Sep-17-10 09:12 PM   #56 
  - "She went on to say that no woman should be anything more than a Teacher or receptionist."  sohndrsmith   Sep-17-10 11:22 PM   #60 
  - Xena... The TV show. It was a spin off of Hercules in the 90s  redirish28   Sep-18-10 12:08 AM   #64 
     - I loved Hercules and Xena. So did my husband.  Cleita   Sep-18-10 01:10 AM   #71 
  - in america women don't have NEVER have had equal rights under the law in our constitution  pitohui   Sep-17-10 11:52 PM   #61 
  - All the NUTTY females are republicans, not democrats.  Tx4obama   Sep-18-10 12:13 AM   #66 
  - It seems to me like the GOP is desparately seeking to find  donheld   Sep-18-10 12:24 AM   #67 
  - Maybe we need to give out a burqa award to these  Cleita   Sep-18-10 01:06 AM   #70 
  - On the positive side...  demmiblue   Sep-18-10 01:12 AM   #72 
  - Religious schooling has a powerful effect on demographics,  felix_numinous   Sep-18-10 02:42 PM   #74 
  - This really is a byblow of feminism.  Orsino   Sep-18-10 02:51 PM   #77 
  - that is why i never pay the "let women rule and see the fairness crap" human... more  seabeyond   Sep-18-10 03:33 PM   #85 
     - Well, a nation capable of removing men from power...  Orsino   Sep-18-10 03:46 PM   #86 
  - take away our educations, lobotomize us and make us wear burkhas  Generic Other   Sep-18-10 02:54 PM   #78 
  - Gawd, I wish my wife COULD stay home  DiverDave   Sep-18-10 02:58 PM   #79 
  - Religious conditioning. nt  LWolf   Sep-18-10 03:00 PM   #81 
  - Single women(unmarried, widowed, divorced)have always worked...  hayu_lol   Sep-18-10 04:11 PM   #87 
     - All true.  LWolf   Sep-18-10 04:58 PM   #89 
  - It's called fallout  Mushroom   Sep-18-10 04:58 PM   #88 
  - Send them to Canada, I'll set them straight....  Darth_Kitten   Sep-18-10 05:11 PM   #90 

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