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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    No, he said:

    "The greatest impact you could ever contribute to our world is a loving investment in the lives of your precious children. To solve the problems plaguing our society, we don’t need more women CEOs. We need more women as invested mothers.”

    So yes, he is in fact telling young woman that they should stay at home. More importantly, he's telling them that their contributions to the world are best achieved through staying at home and squeezing out babies. That is both ridiculous and positively archaic thinking.
    That's your take on it, which you're entitled to - if you believe that more women CEOs will solve the problems facing society, you're entitled to that opinion - that's not my take of what he's saying, and your paraphrasing for him doesn't make it what he said, it just shows your bias.
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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    That's your take on it, which you're entitled to - if you believe that more women CEOs will solve the problems facing society, you're entitled to that opinion - that's not my take of what he's saying, and your paraphrasing for him doesn't make it what he said, it just shows your bias.

    How else can you possibly interpret the phrase "greatest impact?" The clear implication is that anything else a woman (and just a woman) can possibly do is of lesser importance. That's ten different kinds of misogynistic, and demonstrably false.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Yes. 54321
    Yes well - we'll see how things fair when my husband dies from heart failure, all too soon in life, and I have to support 4 kids without a decent career under my belt.
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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    No, it wasn't said explicitly - it was implied by the way you presented this and by the title of the thread - the commencement speaker didn't say what the title says, at least not in the paragraph quoted - he actually challenged young women to ignore societal wisdom and choose being a great wife and mother - he didn't say stay at home, don't be CEO's etc. In fact, he said God bless you if that's the road you choose.
    The title of the thread is the title or the article linked. None of it is my words.

    The way I presented what?

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

    In 2013 people need 2 incomes to support themselves and their children llpeople can litterally not afford to stay home all day to look after the children . The greatest impact for a women was raiseing children in the 1950's . Besides I met a few males who are practically arm candy for woman those roles are changing .

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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
    Yes well - we'll see how things fair when my husband dies from heart failure, all too soon in life, and I have to support 4 kids without a decent career under my belt.
    no life insurance policy?......thats what they are for, but im sure you know that

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

    Quote Originally Posted by fishinRod View Post
    no life insurance policy?......thats what they are for, but im sure you know that
    How long would that last 4 children can go through alot of money ( not including college )

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

    I'm going to venture that none of these girls will grow up and get the proper degree and go through the necessary work to become a CEO. Call me crazy if you want, but I'm going to say I have about 100% chance of being right on that.

    Btw, being on call all the time and working the kind of hours CEO's do is something I would agree mothers should not do. Call me sexist if you want, but I find mothers a great deal more valuable to a child than a father. Just sayin'..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, don

    I'm gonna guess a few people here at DP think this train of thought hits a big nail squarely on the head.
    Dumb. Had he said the same thing to the boys in the audience, then there wouldn't be as much of a problem. But perpetuating this sexist BS is not a good look.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    How else can you possibly interpret the phrase "greatest impact?" The clear implication is that anything else a woman (and just a woman) can possibly do is of lesser importance. That's ten different kinds of misogynistic, and demonstrably false.
    There are certain elements of motherhood that, yes, ONLY a woman can do. And the job is one of greatest importance. More important than running a fortune 5 company - yes. No one is saying you have to do anything impotant with your life, nor do you have to go the motherhood/homemaker route. It's entirely up to you. Doesn't change the fact that, if done well, motherhood is the most important job ever. From there everything else flows.

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