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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-14-08 06:27 PM
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53. "Mothers in the workforce"
Edited on Mon Apr-14-08 06:35 PM by Lorien
I hate phrases like that. Not all women who entered the workforce are "mothers", and back in the 1970s many single parent homes were ONLY being supported by the mother. My mom made about 25k a year then, how does that compare to HER father's income, I wonder? Why doesn't the article mention that we women are still being paid less in salary than our male counterparts for the same positions?

I also have to question the statement on mortgages. I didn't know A SINGLE FAMILY in 1970 who had a newly built home. Every person I knew lived in a home that was built anywhere from 1880-1950. In the 1990s nearly every first time home owner I knew bought a custom built new home (we would have thought that extravagant in the extreme in the 1970s). This was in the midwest, but I find it hard to believe that it wasn't much the same nation wide.
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