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Combining Family & Career

A Woman with Demons…

“Life demands a huge price from a woman – almost her entire existence – in the form of everyday life.

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Even in my present mode of life, I have to spend a much greater time and energy than a man for the sake of everyday life.

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Not in an abstract manner as is the case with a man, but in a really concrete, urgent manner to provide daily food and clothes for the household.”
Kamiya Mieko (Japanese psychiatrist)

To read more about Kamiya Mieko and her life’s work, you can purchase her book on Amazon for as low as $14.97 for kindle, and $39.95 for hardcover

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Combining Family & Career

Climbing the Ladder, Carrying Her Family

Men have wives at home to do the housework, to prepare the food, and care for the children. This allows them to climb the ladder of success unencumbered.

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A woman, unless she chooses to be childless, or is wealthy, climbs that same ladder with a huge burden on her back.

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Isn’t it time for men to come out of the cosset?
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The Invisible Woman

In Memoriam

IN MEMORIAM

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Around the world, on the front-line of the battle against COVID-19, are doctors, nurses, EMTs, technicians, cleaners, porters, administrators, volunteers, and other health care workers, daily risking infection and death to provide others with selfless care.
They are overwhelmingly female and disproportionately Black, Asian, and other minorities. Their hours are long; their pay, benefits, and job security too often inadequate; while the efforts taken for their health and safety have commonly been insufficient.

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All of them are putting their lives at risk for others – for you and for me – because that is what they do. Estimates are that they represent more than 7% of documented COVID cases. And they are dying every day – with that death toll rising rapidly. No one knows for sure how many of these heroes we have lost: They are the “unsung” – there is often no tally of their death and their names are usually not recorded for posterity.

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Their sacrifice must not be forgotten … and it must not be in vain!
Mourn their loss, but most importantly, in loving honor of their memory, commit to fighting for all workers to get the protections they need for their safety and health, for real jobs with security and benefits, for a living-wage, and for equality.

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Combining Family & Career

The Amazing Wife© As Seen on TV!

It cooks! It cleans!! It will change how you do housework forever! So fast! So easy! You’ll just love your Wife©!

Guys! Introducing the Traditional Wife ©, the marvellous, high quality, patented accessory!

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It cooks! It cleans!! It will change how you do housework forever! So fast! So easy! You’ll just love your Wife©! But wait! There is more! It polishes the ego! It maintains your lifestyle, perfect every-time! And with this one time offer, you also get great sexual entertainment!

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But that is not all! Imagine, with a Wife©, you can even bear and raise offspring, without the drudgery, thus freeing you to find success and to get that promotion! You’ll be amazed! Order one today … you’ll be so glad you did!
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Combining Family & Career

The Double Burden of Career & Housework

We all know there are no days off in parenting—and research shows just how hard moms are working. A study released by Welch’s looked at 2,000 American moms of kids between five and 12 years old, and found the average hours moms work per week is 98. As in the equivalent of two-and-a-half full-time jobs.

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(a) Holding a full-time job is demanding, hard-work.

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(b) Caring for house, hubby, and heirs is demanding, hard work and a full-time job.

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Studies show:
Men do (a) and contribute little to (b). Women do (a) and the majority of (b).

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Men have been privileged to focus on (a) because they can rely on some woman to step-in and do (b) for them.

Women still have to do both and cannot rely on anyone to step-in and do (b) for them.

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Cultural Advantage: Men.
Cultural Handicap: Women.

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Men have no more right to crow to women about their “success” in the business world, and how that success is derived from their superior “attachment” to their work, than a fighter who has beaten an opponent with his hands tied behind his back.

A double burden (AKA double day, second shift, or double duty) is the workload many women face while working to earn money while also carrying the burden of an outsized share of responsibility for domestic labor.

Learn more about the Double Burden that modern women face.

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Combining Family & Career

The Wife: A Valuable Adaptation For Work/Life Balance

Behind every great man, there is a great woman

Anonymous
Wife:
A critical evolutionary development which allowed the male of the species to successfully avoid the question:

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“How do you do it – combine a family with a career?”

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Unfortunately, this valuable adaptation has mutated and seems to have developed a mind of its own.

While the origin is unknown, the first printed citation of “behind every great man, there’s a great women,” is from a Texas Newspaper when quoting Meryll Frost, a Canadian-born football player, who uttered these words after he was awarded the “Most Courageous Athlete of the Year” in 1946.

While I’m not a great man, there’s a great woman behind me.

Meryll Frost

This shows beyond a reasonable doubt that over 75 years ago, there were people that believed in gender equality. That is the inspiration for our next comic …

By the 1960s and 1970s the women’s feminism adopted the slogan: “Behind every great man is an even greater woman.”

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Catch-22 (Snatch-22)

Dogs vs Cats

If the world were cats and dogs, with dogs on top, what would happen? What canine rationalizations would be used to inferiorize, humiliate, and discriminate against cats?

If the world were cats and dogs, with dogs on top, the dogs would pontificate: Cats can’t write great literature because they don’t eat vomit – they’re not concerned with the truly big issues.

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Cats can’t create art, or do science or math, because they don’t
know how to roll in garbage.

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Dogs should never be in submission to cats because cats don’t
properly sniff each other’s butts.
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Combining Family & Career

Options Which Are Not Options?

Mother kneeling with child
According to a study done by Salary.com, a full-time stay-at-home mom works 96 hours/week.

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A working mom can expect to put-in nearly 100 hours per week.

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A woman’s options:

Worked to death regardless of her choice.

According to Welch’s, the average mom gets going around 6:23 a.m. and the work doesn’t stop until 8:31 p.m. (And, for many of us, that sounds like a good day.)

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Logical Phallusies

Dress Charade

Ladies!

Go to a war museum and check-out those uniforms!



Gold frills, lace, chains, high collars picked-out in precious metals, silk scarves, silver and mother of pearl buttons, bright colours!



Poufy feathers on even poufier hats, spiffy high black leather boots with higher heels, slinky riding crops!



Bejewelled weapons, tight pants, ornate jackets. More recently, dashing khaki, and sexy camouflage, expertly tailored to reveal manly bulges.



All littered with pendants, ribbons, tiny embroidered or enamelled flags and stars, and of course, lots of shiny medals.



The macho military male has been the Mr. Dress-Up of history.

Yet men whine about women and their obsession with fashion.

For a visual feast of male pouffery, you may wish to look at this book …

Visual Encyclopedia of Military Uniforms Paperback – Sept. 19 2011

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Catch-22 (Snatch-22)

Regarding Your Opinion

I do not wish to hear YOUR opinion of:

☐ How I should behave.
☐ How I should think.
☐ What I should wear.
☐ My education choices.
☐ Whom I should love.
☐ My sexual options.
☐ Whom I should marry.
☐ Whether I should have children.
☐ Whether I may work.
☐ What work I may do.
☐ What I should do with my life.

I am not a slave.
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You are not my master.