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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20 2014 5:25 a.m. MDT

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illuminated
St George, UT

So feminists have been fighting for 90 years to get women out of the home and into the workplace and now we're going to endless hear whining about how it's unfair that they can't work at home anymore?

I'm sorry, but if you bought the pants, you're going to wear it and you're going to like it.

Understands Math
Lacey, WA

A study has determined that men are more likely to receive a certain workplace benefit than women. A reasonable person might think "that sounds like it could be an example of the kind of institutional sexism that still remains, even after decades of progress."

And @illuminated thinks "if you bought the pants, you're going to wear it (sic) and you're going to like it."

Jamescmeyer
Midwest City, USA, OK

A "study" that finds a particular group of people "more likeable" in addition to something as unrelated as getting time off from the office seems strange.

I also question somewhat the measures of determining this; like many gender-related work studies, there are easy and common mistakes to make. For one thing, Dads are "supposed" to work in the office or wherever else. That's what they do, they're dads, that's their social and spiritual job, and has been through almost all cultures at all times. Unlike a mother, a father who's completely and entirely devoted to his children will still go out and work.

That isn't to say a woman can't be a devoted mother and work in an office, but it's something to remember when trying to measure whatever actual or apparent psychological or social causes behind this issue. I guarantee from consistent experience that it's not a matter of mean evil men subduing women who need mountains of legislation to bully us with.

illuminated
St George, UT

"that sounds like it could be an example of the kind of institutional sexism that still remains, even after decades of progress."

And after all those decades upon decades of so-called "progress", it's still not enough is it? A reasonable person might think that people who believe in feminism are clinically insane. Afterall the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

#WomenAgainstFeminism

Understands Math
Lacey, WA

@illuminated wrote: "A reasonable person might think that people who believe in feminism are clinically insane. Afterall the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

So, you're saying that after a century or more of feminism, that things are exactly the same?

#ConfusedCatsAgainstFeminism

ChemicAl
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@JamescMeyer:
I can promise you 100# that my "spiritual job" as a father is not to go to an office. And how exactly could it be "through almost all times and all cultures" when our current office jobs have existed for roughly hundred years as the norm?
Historically, Dad was just as much an influence at home throughout the day as Mom. The bigger kids went to work with Pops out in the field or in the family shop. Mom cared for the littlest ones who could not yet work with the rest of the family. Oh, but Mom wasn't idle. She was doing just as much as Dad at producing actual goods for the family (i.e. raising a vegetable garden, milking, small butchering, etc). It was not until the industrial revolution, and especially the 1950's backlash to "Rosy the Riveter" that we decided women should be helplessly shackled to the stove and then mistreated once allowed out in the "Man's World" of the office.
Many women have paid jobs either from desire or necessity. They do not deserve to be treated unfairly simply because they are called Mom instead of Dad.

illuminated
St George, UT

"So, you're saying that after a century or more of feminism, that things are exactly the same?

#ConfusedCatsAgainstFeminism"

You just answered your own question. If feminism were truly about women having equal choice and freedom, why do you denigrate them by equating them to animals if they disagree with you? At least before the 1920s, women were treated as human beings for their choices.

vellanova
Perry, UT

Without more details it's hard to say whether the study shows a bias or not. I imagine one factor is that men are more likely to be in a job/career that is amenable to working from home or flexible hours.

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