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Response to mistertrickster (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 04:19 AM

11. Can't we have both? Can't people have the freedom to define their own roles AND decent pay/benefits?

I don't quite buy that lower pay necessitating, in many cases, 2 paychecks along with women entering the workplace was some orchestrated conspiracy move. I think Corporate America wanted to squeeze more out of the worker, that's for sure. Maybe having women entering the workforce gave them additional cover for people to not notice, but a lot of things have changed in the past few decades; this is the nature of big changes, they often happen simultaneously.

I do agree that the priorities of some small isolated pockets of radical, as you put it, paleo-feminists, have been excessively focused on quite the wrong things (to the point of enabling right wing culture warriors, but that's a topic for another thread) but those groups have always engaged in an almost absurd amount of echo-chamber navel gazing, and have never had that much of an audience, much less a demonstrable effect on the larger culture.

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