Feeling quite ganged up on. I'm going to leave, as my opinions are not welcome here. It's sad to think that someone can be so unrelenting on an opinion.
You are not hearing what people who understand feminism are saying to you.
Wow, this is a mess.
Men are always holding some doors open for us, expecting a thank-you while simultaneously slamming other doors in our faces. Not all men. Some men understand what's going on.
I had a feeling Magical was thinking Sweeney was a female. The use of the word "hun" in an argument gave it away. Hey girls, raise your hand if you've been called 'hun' or 'darling' or 'sweetie' by someone trying to make a point of why you are wrong. Now raise your hand if you feel like when they called you that, what they really meant to call you was 'stupid'.
I would just like to reiterate the point I made early on that people get really upset and make excuses and denials when you ask them acknowledge the divide. This topic is supposed to be about feminism, but instead it's become a clusterfuck of someone trying to validate the feelings and pain of people who are not women.
It is totally
stressful to provide for your family, especially if you are the breadwinner. Guess what makes it harder and even more stressful? Getting paid less simply because you are female. Not being taken seriously because of your gender. Everyone suffers, that's right. But some people suffer more than others. Once you realize that, you can acknowledge you're 'lucky', and try to do your best to be a better, smarter person.
[/i]I am looked down on by my family and others because I stay at home and don't bring in cash money bi-weekly. It is cheaper for one of us to stay at home than it is for us to both work and I am still pressured to leave my children with strangers and go spend all my time (and money) doing something I hate.
Well, that's just great. I bet if you had a job you'd be demonized for not caring about your kids.
We're supposed to have the strong upper lip.
That's a big problem. If society didn't view women as the weaker sex, men would no longer have to pretend to be stronger.