Comments on: Back in the saddle again http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/06/back-in-the-saddle-again/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:32:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: cgeye http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/06/back-in-the-saddle-again/comment-page-1/#comment-846806 Sun, 10 Jul 2011 03:56:41 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=15798#comment-846806 This is stunning to me — I thought countries with generous maternity leave benefits wanted their mothers back at work. I thought their child care was better than ours and cheaper. There’s no capitalist utopia, is there?

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By: Janice http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/06/back-in-the-saddle-again/comment-page-1/#comment-846232 Fri, 08 Jul 2011 02:43:36 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=15798#comment-846232 I’d love to have some time to go over the issues raised in this publication that IHE highlighted: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/07/07/qt#264343

The opening paragraph in the PNAS release makes me want to weep with how we know this already and yet it never seems to sink in with people (in other words, how are these surprising results?):

In almost every country, women with more education have fewer children. But does education reduce childbearing, or does childbearing get in the way of education, or both? New research by Joel E. Cohen and colleagues in Norway found that, at least among a population of Norwegian women, childbearing impeded education more than education impeded childbearing. The surprising findings are reported online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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By: truffula http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/06/back-in-the-saddle-again/comment-page-1/#comment-846225 Fri, 08 Jul 2011 01:42:27 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=15798#comment-846225 Well Germany has a fine tradition of pushing women out of work and back to the home, sometimes by force of law. The contrast between east and west Germany after WWII, generous child care/women at work/ shared housework in one and limited childcare/women struggle to work/ women shoulder the bulk of housework in the other, shows that the inequity is a social construct.

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By: koshem Bos http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/06/back-in-the-saddle-again/comment-page-1/#comment-846160 Thu, 07 Jul 2011 18:10:43 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=15798#comment-846160 As a man I am pissed. As if anyone takes me seriously. Today, we are abused, taken advantage of, expected to work until we drop.

Obviously, women were on the slavery track forever. Everyone is getting there quite fast.

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By: henry http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/06/back-in-the-saddle-again/comment-page-1/#comment-846157 Thu, 07 Jul 2011 17:41:43 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=15798#comment-846157 After the NEW YORKER article a few weeks ago, on Berlusconi and Italy, I am not surprised at anything sexist that goes on in Italy. Only 5% of Italian men have ever operated a washing machine!!!

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By: Digger http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/06/back-in-the-saddle-again/comment-page-1/#comment-846002 Thu, 07 Jul 2011 02:46:28 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=15798#comment-846002 What Susan said… as soon as we exert control over our magical goodness (of whatever variety), we’re b!tches. Too much, too little, wrong context… b!tch, b!tch, b!tch!

But, there I go being all grumpy with no sense of humor… Thanks for the compliments, H’ann!

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By: cgeye http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/06/back-in-the-saddle-again/comment-page-1/#comment-845948 Wed, 06 Jul 2011 23:41:34 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=15798#comment-845948 You do know that TCM, that blessed movie channel, is showin’ nuttin’ but singin’ cowboys each Friday night, this month? To kinda offset its look at Arab portrayals in movies, Tuesdays and Thursdays….

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/429606|0/Robert-Osborne-on-Singing-Cowboys.html

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/06/back-in-the-saddle-again/comment-page-1/#comment-845934 Wed, 06 Jul 2011 22:30:50 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=15798#comment-845934 Well, women can’t be “rational economic actors who make decisions about their lives that respond directly to their political, cultural, and economic environments” because if that were allowed, they might not do the things that they are “supposed” to do for either their partners or children. Silly Historiann. Women need to do what WE want them to do, not what THEY want to do.

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