There are myriad ways that women can experience mansplaining in their lives, but it’s perhaps most prevalent in the workplace. “Mansplaining” is what happens when a man explains to a women something she already knows, usually in a subtly (or not-so-subtly) condescending way. Fortunately or unfortunately, the line has been set up for a specific reason and may not be around forever.
Brainstorming for my next project: should women join the workforce or better stay at home? I would be grateful if you could send me or just add your opinion to this post should you reblog it, I’d like to feature some of them in my presentation, show my class how our society is thinking. Spooky Halloween🍁🍁🍁
The family, in the form in which it has existed since the triumph of industrial capitalism, is based on the isolation and confinement of married women to the home. The condition of the housewife is one of the most alienated in bourgeois society. The separation of women in the home makes it difficult for them to organise and act collectively. One of the most important developments of capitalism this century has been the way in which it has drawn women into the workforce, so that two workers in every five in Britain today are women, and most working class women spend a considerable portion of their lives at work. In the workplace women can acquire the collective organisation and power to liberate themselves, in conjunction with the men with whom they work, who are subject, like them, to capitalist exploitation.
It is also time to stop giving lip service to the idea that there are no battles left to be fought for women in America, that women’s rights have already been won. It is ridiculous to tell girls to keep quiet when they enter a new field, or an old one, so the men will not notice they are there. In almost every professional field, in business and in the arts and sciences, women are still treated as second-class citizens. It would be a great service to tell girls who plan to work in society to expect this subtle, uncomfortable discrimination - tell them not to be quiet, and hope it will go away, but fight it. A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex, but neither should she ‘adjust’ to prejudice and discrimination.
I’m not against women pursuing careers, but if they’re so upset about any wage gaps, why don’t they just stay at home with the kids?
Manslation: I refuse to see women as human beings with inner lives and instead consider them to be whiny children who ragequit as soon as life gets hard, no matter how counterproductive that may be. I also see mandatory 24/7 unpaid labor as somehow easier than having a ““““real”””” career.
At age 21, Niloofar Rahmani became Afghanistan’s first female fixed-wing military pilot, living out her father’s dream and emerging as a symbol of her country’s revolutionary assent to roles for women outside the home.
That was also when her life began to unravel. “This was my dream job,” the Afghan Air Force captain said. “I never thought I would want to quit.”
Now 23 years old, Capt. Rahmani faces death threats from both the Taliban and members of her extended family for daring to work in the male-dominated world of military aviation. Her parents and siblings also fear for their lives, and the family of eight lives in hiding, their comfortable middle-class life lost.
The past fifty years have seen massive gains in productivity, the invention of countless labor-saving devices, and the mass entry of women into the formal workforce. If we assume that there is, to a certain degree, a fixed amount of work necessary for society to function, how can we at once be more productive, have more workers, and yet still be working more hours? Something else must be going on.
The U.S. is quickly learning why diversity within STEM careers is a critical element to competing on a global level. We’ve seen that the ability to approach a problem from multiple angles is key when it comes to quicker breakthroughs, safer solutions, and more intuitive technology.
But even with recent efforts to bring women and minorities into these rapidly growing industries, the change is still slow-moving. A 2014 study conducted by Change the Equation found that the STEM workforce is no more diverse today than it was in 2001. We still have a long way to go before these careers better represent our country’s population.
President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used their first meeting to promise action to improve access to capital for women business owners and adopt policies to help women stay … Read more
Conservative antifeminist women and men insist that feminism is destroying family life. They argue that working women leave households bereft of homemakers and children without a mother’s care. Yet they consistently ignore the degree to which consumer capitalist culture, not feminism, pushed women into the workforce and keeps them there.
bell hooks, The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love (2004)
Power dressing is significant, because in the 80s, not only did you have more women entering the workforce than ever before, women were starting to occupy executive positions. For women in a highly competitive business world, exuding power, capability, and wealth was very important.
I don’t think everything would be smooth sailing at all. There is a three year gap and they would need some time to bridge that and learn about this older version of themselves.
Asami isn’t the same 18 year old with a company thrust upon her. In three years, she has learned to step up and fully claim her role as CEO, and made
her own legacy separate from her father. Under her leadership, Republic City
was rebuilt and the train system modernized. And it isn’t too farfetched if Asami
is the first outspoken feminist CEO who encourages more women to join the workforce. She has made a life outside her role from team
Avatar. And Korra has yet to discover these different facets of Asami.
Korra on the other hand, based on her talk
with Tenzin, will probably travel around the world to learn from different
nations. Perhaps Korra will reflect that being a keeper of balance isn’t about
bearing a sole responsibility. But helping others find their own power in
restoring balance, just like what the airbenders learned. Korra will form a
larger Team Avatar with benders and non-benders from all nations to help her
guide the world into peace and balance. And Asami will most likely help Korra
integrate more technology into her missions. Having a semi-long distance
relationship will drive Asami to invent something to make telecommunication
Because these two are strong, independent
women, they will most likely restrain themselves from showing overt neediness.
Asami says things like “I’ve missed you!”
and Korra will be all casually “You too.” But Korra always gives Asami some odd
knick-knacks from her travels, a seastone because “It reminds me of your eyes” …a necklace of shiny thingamajigs which doesn’t really go well with any of Asami’s
outfits, but Asami wears them anyway because Korra thought of her.
I think they are sweet dorks with a lot of
love to give (and too little time). They
will have a battle of wills every now and then. Discovering what makes the other tick. But no matter their differences, they will always find ways
to support one other. Be one team, but two different individuals.