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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Never read so many pages of absolute tripe before. To some of the male posters on this thread, my wife is smarter than most of you on here, she has a more important job than most of you on here and she is still a great mother so get over yourselves. To some of the female posters on here, there is nothing wrong with being a stay at home mum but don't throw other women under the bus just because they have more ambition than you and don't feel the need to be supported by their male counterpart. The whole notion of a mother staying at home was great back in the day but we live in a world with high inflation and low wages and of course the whole women are equal thing happened, as much as some of you on here would love to come home and have your wife greet you with a cigar and a martini those days are over.
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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I didn't "say" anything to her. I was asking for clarification. See the many question marks in my comment?
    Ah. So you're the sort of fella who likes to rape the children before you kill them?


    (there now, see how the question was both insulting and completely failed whatsoever to follow naturally from your post?)

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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    The whole notion of a mother staying at home was great back in the day but we live in a world with high inflation and low wages and of course the whole women are equal thing happened,....
    If that is true, and too some degree I agree it is tough to live in a single income home; but in my mind it would be significantly better for us to restrain our spending and moderate our standard of living rather than sending that second parent off to work. Now, if there are no children and no desire from either person for children, then that's a different thing. I still do not believe that women should be in the workforce to the same degree as men, but that situation is more understandable in my mind.... so long as she is still able to take care of her homemaking responsibilities. If it's a choice of her staying home and not having 4 flat screen tv's and three cars in the driveway or her going to work just to get those things, I'll choose the former, thank you very much.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    ....as much as some of you on here would love to come home and have your wife greet you with a cigar and a martini those days are over.
    Not entirely. It's not a cigar and martini (neither of which I partake of), but I get greeted quite pleasantly at the door every evening by my fiance. I haven't had to cook a meal since she moved in back in late April, nor do the dishes. I have offered to do these things, and she has very politely told me she will take care of them. My only remaining domestic duties are.... cleaning the bathroom, taking out the trash/recycling, and shoveling our parking spot in the winter. This type of woman DOES still exist. You just have to dig a little deeper to find them with all the feces that society has tossed on top of them these days.

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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    If that is true, and too some degree I agree it is tough to live in a single income home; but in my mind it would be significantly better for us to restrain our spending and moderate our standard of living rather than sending that second parent off to work. Now, if there are no children and no desire from either person for children, then that's a different thing. I still do not believe that women should be in the workforce to the same degree as men, but that situation is more understandable in my mind.... so long as she is still able to take care of her homemaking responsibilities. If it's a choice of her staying home and not having 4 flat screen tv's and three cars in the driveway or her going to work just to get those things, I'll choose the former, thank you very much.



    Not entirely. It's not a cigar and martini (neither of which I partake of), but I get greeted quite pleasantly at the door every evening by my fiance. I haven't had to cook a meal since she moved in back in late April, nor do the dishes. I have offered to do these things, and she has very politely told me she will take care of them. My only remaining domestic duties are.... cleaning the bathroom, taking out the trash/recycling, and shoveling our parking spot in the winter. This type of woman DOES still exist. You just have to dig a little deeper to find them with all the feces that society has tossed on top of them these days.
    "You just have to dig a little deeper to find them with all the feces that society has tossed on top of them these days."


    and when you say feces you mean woman with ambition, education, drive etc.
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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Every family is different.

    First of all, I agree there can be great value in having a stay at home parent. I disagree that it has to be the mom.

    Second of all the guy is a bit out of touch if he thinks many families do not need to work.

    A lot of times it is a question of priorities. Buying a home means long term security. A family may decide that the long term security is a better payoff for the family. A second income may be needed to acquire such security.

    Every family is different.

    But I think his statement negates the possibility of that the stay at home parent could be a the dad. I think that alone makes me wanna give guy a Bronx cheer.

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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    and when you say feces you mean woman with ambition, education, drive etc.
    In part. I also mean the derision and scorn heaped upon those women who choose a more traditional lifestyle and life-path by career women and the metrosexual/pussy-whipped males who seem to be making up more and more of our population these days.

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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I have to respectfully disagree with you as completely as possible. While Men do play a vital role in raising children, it is not as the primary care-giver and attendant. It is much more as the Authority Figure and the Disciplinarian.
    I'm not surprised. We differ immensely when it comes to what we each think females can and/or "should" do.

    Perhaps one day you'll have a daughter, and maybe then you'll see the light.

    My oldest daughter's dream is to become a Physicians Assistant. She's got a 3.94+ gpa heading into her senior year of college and will be applying for grad/med schools over the next few months. I don't want ANYONE ever trying to tell her she shouldn't be working hard to achieve her goal.

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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I'm not surprised. We differ immensely when it comes to what we each think females can and/or "should" do.

    Perhaps one day you'll have a daughter, and maybe then you'll see the light.
    Yes, we do differ immensely on the idea of what both Men and women Can and Should do in life.

    Perhaps one day I will have a daughter, but I will never "see the light" on her taking a non-traditional role any more than I would "see the light" if a son of mine wanted to be a stay-at-home father.

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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Whatever - what's the point of existing at all, then? Seriously - why bother even living when all people expect of you is to wipe asses and runny noses?

    There certainly isn't a point in going to Kindergarten through High school and graduating if you're going to do nothing with your life other than have kids - just crawl out of beds and do nothing but clean **** from the time you're one.

    You know - and then what do you do when you're husband becomes an abusive asshole?
    Or falls and breaks his back and can't work?

    ...Do I sound pretentious and immature? My reality is that being a stay at home mom has been the worst thing for this family - it's overrated and screwed me, my husband and the kids over big time.
    Men can't be mommies.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    You are demeaning women with this statement. You are also insulting me because I don't agree with you and I am certainly not a moron.

    A lot of women who have had a much huge impact on this world never had a child.

    You need to open up your mind and let a little reality seep in.
    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Not so much, no. As I've explained numerous times, there are any number of career paths women can have that will result in her having a much larger impact on the world than she would by raising children.



    Biology won't necessarily win here, but a career in biology (or chemistry, or physics) might:

    Tell you what - why don't you take your argument back to the 1950's where it belongs, and let the rest of us enjoy the modern world, m'kay?
    Feel free to explain a world where woman don't have children. How long does that world have humans? 70 years?

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