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    Re: Women voting, bad idea?

    I'm much more concerned with the wisdom of allowing men the vote.

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    Re: Women voting, bad idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    The word AND in your statement is sooo telling. You are within 6 sigmas of our modern life statistics. So, let me ask this question. Why is it important that what the man cares about is outside the house? Do I gather that the underlying premise is a basic truth about women, that they have some sort of a need to limit the time that their men can interact with them? I know a few CEO's, and one specifically had this problem big time. When he for once took a 2 weeks off, his wife kicked him out of their house, so he had to spend all that time in exile at the golf course. (I had an excellent time with him there, BUT I sooo wouldn't wanna be in his shoes. What options are there for him to make his wife love him? Zero, the generic women's time limit applies.)
    Apparently you don't understand the word "and." If a man is engaged in something productive and paid that he enjoys doing from home, he is employed.

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    Re: Women voting, bad idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I'm much more concerned with the wisdom of allowing men the vote.
    I don't know - my husband's pretty cool. I think he's good. . . so I'll support the right to allow him to be a well rounded citizen.

    Now - if only this next election soldiers on deployment would actually have their votes counted.
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    Re: Women voting, bad idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    I would like to respectfully disagree, to the core, here. It may not be direct cash that women need for a turn-on, but it is some sort of a status in the environment, that women absolutely demand for a man to achieve or inherit, before they talk to him. Sexist or not, there is no such thing against women. A woman is welcome always, even if she has nothing going for her, maybe with the exception of her physical health.
    Yeah - well I definitely I don't need my husband's money for a 'turn-on' - when we married we were dirt poor and if we end up dirt poor again I'd be just fine - I'd still want to be with him. Maybe some women are like that (wanting status if not direct money) - I don't know how many would be like that (and I'm sure some men are like that, too) - but I'm not like that. I didn't remotely care about what he did for a living - his family fortune (that I didn't even know about in the beginning) and all of that - I just wanted to be with him because he thrilled me every time we were together in his ****ty little truck that didn't even have AC.

    You have an attitude that would make any man the luckiest husband on Earth. (Really! )

    Generally speaking however, aren't the words highlighted the most telling foundations that describe every woman's judgemental attitude about men, in a sexist way, which is ultimately what is responsibe for introducing sexism into all job markets and the entire economy and politics? I am not against sexism, but in broad terms, we need to admit that it originates in women, and men are only reactive to it. Otherwise, when men get attracted to women for her looks and words alone, why can't women get attracted to men for his looks and words alone? Oh yeah, we men didn't start this.
    No one - male or female - should be a bum. Just being married to someone who can support you doesn't mean you've earned the right to do nothing. And by nothing I really mean nothing - no chores, no home improvement, no finances, no dinner. . . .that's nothing - sitting around and playing video games, sleeping, reading - if the person's time is occupied by hobbies and nothing more they've established they're a bum.

    In a household there is always something that needs to be done - and if you're not employed it's your job to do those things. You don't have to like it - but you still have to do it. It's highly rude and unfair to the employed spouse if they wear their selves out all day while you twiddle your thumbs.

    Someone who has time and accomplishes diddly squat is a leech. . . and that doesn't matter if it's man or woman - or even adult children living at home. (or adult offspring, whatever you want to call them).
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    Re: Women voting, bad idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Apparently you don't understand the word "and." If a man is engaged in something productive and paid that he enjoys doing from home, he is employed.
    Even if he gets paid rediculously little?

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    Re: Women voting, bad idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    Even if he gets paid rediculously little?
    I already went over this. I don't really care what he makes. Now, if there are practical limitations to how much weight I can pull financially, then I care. But assuming that it doesn't cause us financial difficulty for him to make less -- even much less -- then no, I don't care.

    One of my former boyfriends was a performance artist. Trust me when I tell you he made beans. But he was great, and he loved it, and he contributed in his own way.

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    Re: Women voting, bad idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    Even if he gets paid rediculously little?
    Pay is subjective.

    How much is a lot - how much is a little? When I met my husband I was earning 8/hr and he was earning 13/hr - and he considered my pay to be dirt-ass low but it was the most I had ever been paid - and I was management.

    Now? I'd probably be able to earn 9 or 10 if I'm lucky when getting back into the workforce - just because he managed to bring in a much larger sum because of promotions, etc - over the years doesn't mean I'm worthless when it comes to that.
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    Re: Women voting, bad idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by NitroHangover View Post
    I heard a statistic on the radio a month or two ago (no, not conservative talk radio, btw, in case anyone was wondering) saying that simultaneously, while job markets for men are shrinking, and job markets for women are opening up wider and becoming more and more monopolized by women, while women are making more money and men are making less, that at the same time the percentage of women who say that it is very important to them that their potential husband make more money than they do is also skyrocketing. It's unbelievable. I swear, in so many ways, women as a group have become like a real world, human manifestation of the phrase "have their cake and eat it too".

    Sure, I have no doubt that in polls and stuff, women say they are perfectly comfortable with men being "househusbands" and bringing in no money as a contribution. I don't think they're lying, either. I think they are perfectly comfortable with it on a philosophical and ideological level... for other, hypothetical couples. Just not in their life. Not for a man they marry. Maybe we are heading that way and a couple generations from now we'll get there, but right now I just don't see it, in the real world. I have never in my life seen a well-off, professional woman marrying a man who makes ten bucks an hour, or doesn't work at all. On the other hand, I have certainly seen plenty of the reverse and no one questions it at all.

    Before anyone jumps on me btw, I am aware that I'm speaking in broad generalizations. I'm sure many people know a couple or two who embody the reverse of what was once the norm. But sometimes in discussions like these, generalities are what counts, because by and large that's what is happening.
    In the case of my friend who chose to stay home, he and his wife had serious trust issues to conquer. She feared that in the event of a divorce, he'd have custody of the kid and she'd be facing child support and alimony obligations. He feared that, after a few years, he'd be unemployable and in the event of a divorce, condemned to a life of poverty.

    In a relationship, money issues are never just about the money, Nitro.

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    Re: Women voting, bad idea?

    The only people who should be barred from voting are those who don't pay taxes.
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    Re: Women voting, bad idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Letting women vote was a bad idea, Mississippi tea party leader says: Jarvis DeBerry

    Letting women vote was a bad idea, Mississippi tea party leader says: Jarvis DeBerry | NOLA.com



    Not really breaking news, so I didn't put it there.

    What say you, should women be voting?
    I say this from experience (Iím married)

    WOMEN ARE CRAZY!!!!!!

    But being crazy should not preclude you from voting.
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