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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:34 PM

9. That was one of the fundamental lies of paleo-feminism--

 

that working in the business world was more fulfilling than raising your kids.

In the mid-80's, they found that this talking-point wasn't all that convincing, so they modified it to say that they just women to have a "choice."

What they didn't count on was that the feminist position in the 70's would so perfectly match the economic agenda of the so-called "patriarchy" who could mask stealing wages from employees by having TWO wage earners make slightly more than ONE used to.

In case anyone's wondering, the other fundamental lie of paleo-feminism is that they were really only concerned about professional - academic women. Improving wages and benefits for blue-collar, wait-staff, and cashiers by UNIONIZING them (say) was not nearly as important as gender inclusive language, which never put a loaf of bread on the table.

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