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Response to Bonobo (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 08:46 AM

4. Well, I take it on a person-to-person basis.


If a woman wants to have a career, I believe that she should be afforded the same opportunity and compensation of a man with the same skills. Given that negotiation is a skill, then it is reasonable to believe that a woman with the same skills as a man will negotiate comparable compensation.

If a woman wants to be a home maker, then so be it. But let's have that expectation out in the open.

If on one hand a woman states that a man should be the sole provider, but on the other that women should be treated equally in the work force, that's not a diametric contradiction, but it could represent an internal conflict. That can easily be reconciled with the reality that there are unmarried women or women in 'manless' relationships.

I really don't see it as much of a contradiction, but I do know where you're coming from. It is definitely sexist to assume that because someone is male/female, then they must have gender-specific responsibilities.

One of the reasons this mindset persists, I imagine, is because men and women are different and tend to gravitate more easily to gender-type roles due both to wiring and culture. I know that my little girl is very 'girlie' wired. Her first word, at the age of 1, was "Shoe". Why shoes are practically hard-wired into the female psyche isn't something I've figured out yet, but she left me no doubt that many behaviors are gender-associated.

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