Wednesday, April 3, 2013


I just read that there was a sexist obit in the New York Times because it talked about the woman as a parent and housekeeper first before it mentioned her professional accomplishments.
  It seemed to me that the complainers were falling into the same old paradigm that "women's" work is less valuable than "men's" work. It is something to think about. Whenever I ask somebody what they do and they say "just a housewife" or "just a Stay at home mom or dad" I am always aware that there is something oppressive about that assumption that that type of of work is "less than" ":real" work liking ruining the economy of BSing clients and competitors to make a little more money.
   Would it be weird to say "He was a great Dad?" before saying somebody was a banker? "She was a great Mom." is sexist unless one realizes how important and difficult parenting is. So how do we respond when some CEO is called a great Mom before she is applauded for her part in the banking fiasco? 

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