Paul’s Perambulations

July 26, 2012

Has women’s lib become women’s chains (comparable to men’s)?

Filed under: Family,Politics,Work — admin @ 6:04 pm

One of the greatest capitalist rip-offs of the second half of the 20th century was to convince women that they would be better off and happier being “liberated” to leave their families and to emulate the meaningless hamster-wheel work life (so falsely glamorized) that their mates “enjoyed.” So now we end up with two wage earners working themselves to death while scared about losing their jobs (a valid concern) and minimal family care (particularly now that grandma is also working or else has been relegated to a retirement community or nursing home). But there’s lots of cheap labor to satisfy the owners and their government lackeys, and if it’s not cheap enough, you find a place in the world where folks are even more desperate and will work for pennies.

The alterative is obviously not a return to the false-fifties, but a different form of government that truly recognizes the value of the family by making time and resources available for families.

I was fortunate to get an early start in an expanding economy so that I was very well set for recognizable success while also in a position to choose an apparently lesser career path that was focused toward less money but more time for family and making a meaningful contribution in the world. What more could one ask for out of life (including Fran, of course)?

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