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Gingersnap
03-08-2010, 01:28 PM
Is a woman's place in the home? 1 in 4 say yes

Sun Mar 7, 2010 12:17pm EST

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Women head governments, run companies and comprise about half the world's workforce, but a global poll shows that one in four people, most of them young, believe a woman's place is in the home.

The survey of over 24,000 adults in 23 countries, conducted by Reuters/Ipsos and released on the eve of International Women's Day, showed that people from India (54 percent), Turkey (52 percent), Japan (48 percent), China, Russia, Hungary (34 percent each) and South Korea (33 percent) were most likely to agree that women should not work.

And, perhaps surprisingly, people aged between 18 and 34 years are most likely to hold that view, not those from the older, and more traditional, generation.

However, the majority, or 74 percent, of those polled believe a woman's place is certainly not at home.

Interesting. There are always problems with the media's treatment of this issue. One problem is that the media continue to feed the idea that women have a real choice. Most don't. Standards of living and expectations (even in the third world) are so high that virtually all women are simply expected to work in addition to everything else.

The other problem is that the media draws a bright line between paycheck work and working at home. A woman can be a cook and maid outside the home and this is considered "work" if she receives a paycheck for it but those same tasks in her own home aren't considered work.

There is a big value in having an adult who is able to attend to childcare/elder care, manage the home, work in the yard, prepare healthy food, execute errands, and perform social tasks.

Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6261ES20100307?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt&rpc=22&sp=true)

Rockntractor
03-08-2010, 01:34 PM
Interesting. There are always problems with the media's treatment of this issue. One problem is that the media continue to feed the idea that women have a real choice. Most don't. Standards of living and expectations (even in the third world) are so high that virtually all women are simply expected to work in addition to everything else.

The other problem is that the media draws a bright line between paycheck work and working at home. A woman can be a cook and maid outside the home and this is considered "work" if she receives a paycheck for it but those same tasks in her own home aren't considered work.

There is a big value in having an adult who is able to attend to childcare/elder care, manage the home, work in the yard, prepare healthy food, execute errands, and perform social tasks.

Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6261ES20100307?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt&rpc=22&sp=true)
Don't forget the wifely duties!

AlmostThere
03-08-2010, 04:01 PM
Do you know why a guy would say, a woman's place is in the home? Not really having a lot of choice in the matter, I've been a stay at home dad for a few years now and I know the answer to that question. It's because being the primary caregiver parent and taking care of a home is one helluva tough job and I think a lot of men could not do it. It goes against thousands of years of training men have endured. We are hunters and gatherers not homemakers. To obscure the fact we are not suited for the job, if not incapable, we announce that women should assume it. Clever. :rolleyes:

linda22003
03-08-2010, 04:58 PM
It's wherever she wants it to be.

Rockntractor
03-08-2010, 05:11 PM
Do you know why a guy would say, a woman's place is in the home? Not really having a lot of choice in the matter, I've been a stay at home dad for a few years now and I know the answer to that question. It's because being the primary caregiver parent and taking care of a home is one helluva tough job and I think a lot of men could not do it. It goes against thousands of years of training men have endured. We are hunters and gatherers not homemakers. To obscure the fact we are not suited for the job, if not incapable, we announce that women should assume it. Clever. :rolleyes:
I can picture Linda numbers topless with a spear chasing wild boar.

PoliCon
03-08-2010, 08:19 PM
Interesting. There are always problems with the media's treatment of this issue. One problem is that the media continue to feed the idea that women have a real choice. Most don't. Standards of living and expectations (even in the third world) are so high that virtually all women are simply expected to work in addition to everything else. There is always a choice. My sister is a stay at home mom with a house, 2 cars, 4 kids under 10, and only my B-in-laws income as a restaurant manager with a national family dining chain. They are sensible about how they spend their money an do very well. My Brother on the otherhand and his wife both work, have 2 kids, 2 cars, rent, and barely make ends meet while making twice what my sister and her family live off of.

Bubba Dawg
03-08-2010, 08:23 PM
Women should be able to do anything men do, except vote and drive a car.....

PoliCon
03-08-2010, 08:26 PM
Women should be able to do anything men do, except vote and drive a car.....

and have opinions ;)

Bubba Dawg
03-08-2010, 08:29 PM
and have opinions ;)

:D

Actually, i'm a wild-eyed liberal on that one. I think they can have all the opinions they want. They shouldn't be able to voice them, of course.

Goes without saying, really.

PoliCon
03-08-2010, 08:41 PM
:D

Actually, i'm a wild-eyed liberal on that one. I think they can have all the opinions they want. They shouldn't be able to voice them, of course.

Goes without saying, really.

I'm always willing to let my wife know what her opinions are and I given them to her all the time. ;)

stsinner
03-08-2010, 08:50 PM
I believe that if a woman decides to have children that she should seriously consider quitting her job until the kids are in school, because you simply cannot be as good a mother working full-time and having the kids in day-care more hours of the day than you see them. It's not logical that this could be possible..

I'm not saying that women should be forced to stay home, or anything sexist like that, but there are definite benefits to the mother being home to nurture and raise the kids. It's also one of the hardest jobs I've ever had while I was out of work for a year and a half.. I gained a new respect for all that my wonderful wife does for us.

Bubba Dawg
03-08-2010, 08:53 PM
I'm always willing to let my wife know what her opinions are and I given them to her all the time. ;)

You are generous to a fault.

MountainMan
03-08-2010, 09:12 PM
It's wherever she wants it to be.

Now please go make us a sammich and get us all a beer with it....pronto, the game is on. :D

MountainMan
03-08-2010, 09:13 PM
Women should be able to do anything men do, except vote and drive a car.....

Or make it law they can't vote if their "little friend" is in town cycling..... Scary stuff.

Rockntractor
03-08-2010, 09:14 PM
Now please go make us a sammich and get us all a beer with it....pronto, the game is on. :D
I don't think you would like what she would do in the beer!:eek:

MountainMan
03-08-2010, 09:15 PM
I don't think you would like what she would do in the beer!:eek:

You are a pig....what would you care?

Bubba Dawg
03-08-2010, 09:18 PM
We all should form a Chauvinist Pig Society.

Sammiches sound good. Beer too. Whoever suggested that should be President of the CUCPS.

Just sayin'....

Rockntractor
03-08-2010, 09:19 PM
You are a pig....what would you care?
Some of us pigs are very clean. But I don't know any.

MountainMan
03-08-2010, 09:24 PM
We all should form a Chauvinist Pig Society.

Sammiches sound good. Beer too. Whoever suggested that should be President of the CUCPS.

Just sayin'....

Club is already formed (http://www.eebell.net/mwc/nomaam.htm)..... :D

Bubba Dawg
03-08-2010, 09:25 PM
Club is already formed (http://www.eebell.net/mwc/nomaam.htm)..... :D

Nice. :D

PoliCon
03-08-2010, 10:04 PM
You are generous to a fault.

I know. :( I'm ashamed.

patriot45
03-08-2010, 10:22 PM
I can picture Linda numbers topless with a spear chasing wild boar.

Wait till the Moo pictures that!!!

Rockntractor
03-08-2010, 10:37 PM
Wait till the Moo pictures that!!!

Yeah and if she didn't kill um with her spear she could beat them to death with her...um a club or something. Pig bad.:eek:

linda22003
03-09-2010, 07:46 AM
I can picture Linda numbers topless with a spear chasing wild boar.

Well, stop it.

Apache
03-09-2010, 09:50 AM
Well, stop it.

Nope....


Ya know, when I picture that, BORN FREE keeps racing through my mind...:p

Rockntractor
03-09-2010, 07:44 PM
Well, stop it.
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/1056856-caveman_large.gif?t=1268181770

Bubba Dawg
03-09-2010, 07:48 PM
Well, stop it.

Too late. :p:D

PoliCon
03-09-2010, 09:22 PM
Nope....


Ya know, when I picture that, BORN FREE keeps racing through my mind...:p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qBK4RRpouQ