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Catch-22 (Snatch-22)

She Was Asking For It

Men accused of sexually harassing women often claim she wanted it.

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They picked-up “a vibe” from the woman that it was consensual.

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Male intuition discovered?

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The Invisible Woman

The Next Feminist Revolution

The next feminist revolution: The back to Motherhood and Nurture movement.

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For tens of millennia, before patriarchy existed, Mothers were worshipped.

Motherhood was a highly respected profession.

Time to go back and to reclaim our heritage … Mothers are the foundation of the world, the guardians of its future.

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There is nothing unfeminist in choosing to be a Mother … it is the most feminist of choices:

>> PROVIDED it is a choice.
>> PROVIDED it is respected.
>> PROVIDED it is not a vow of poverty, fear, abuse, dependence, and enslavement.

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Take back the Night?

Hell no! Time to take back the Family from the Right.

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The Invisible Woman

What Do Moms Deserve?

The family values crowd talks endlessly about our “precious” children and that they deserve loving care by their moms.

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What do moms deserve?

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Better than a dead-end, unpaid job with no pension, no benefits, and no recognition. Better than to be run to death by work. Better than to be trapped in poverty.

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The Invisible Woman

Want Women to Return to the Home?

Work done by men commands more respect than that done by women. Paid work commands more respect than unpaid.

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Important note to Family Values crowd: Want women to return to the home?

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Pay women enough to make the role sufficiently attractive for men to want it.

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The Invisible Woman

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!

Want women to stay at home?

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Time to put our societal money where our fundamentalist family values mouth is.

Make motherhood a real career. Provide mothers with decent pay, medical benefits, a pension, and educational opportunities.

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No woman should ever be trapped in poverty because she chooses children.

No mother should have to worry about her children because of losing her husband – whether due to abandonment, illness, or death.

No mother should ever have to choose between an abusive husband and homelessness for herself and her kids.

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If we can afford sports and war, we can afford kids and stay-at-home moms.
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The Invisible Woman

Look on Man’s Mighty Works and Despair…

GDP not only fails to measure the value of mothers; it also fails to measure the value of Mother Earth.

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GDP is never reduced by the depletion of finite resources or by the degradation of our environment.

GDP is always increased by the damage we do to our planet, by species destruction, by ecological disaster, by increasing levels of pollution, and by environmental diseases which destroy our health and our children’s future.

GDP is then further increased if we attempt to clean-up our mess.

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Look on Man’s mighty works and despair …
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The Invisible Woman

The GNP Blindspot

Important note to Family Values people:

GNP IS NOT increased by volunteering, by child-care, by elder-care, by housework. GNP IS NOT increased by building a family, by assisting friends, or by leisure time spent recharging one’s batteries.



GNP IS increased by family break-down, by child-abuse, by divorce, by wife-battering, by crime, by imprisonment, by social disintegration, and by environmental destruction.



“The gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry, or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our devotion to our country. It measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.”
Senator Robert Kennedy
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The Invisible Woman

Family Values and The Invisible Woman

Family Values do not mean the family is valuable.

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There would be no economy, no society, no community without the unmeasured, unrecorded, and unpaid work provided by the Invisible Woman.

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What do we really mean by “Family Values” when we place no value on the work of creating, maintaining and caring for a family?

Read more on this topic: Women’s unpaid work must be included in GDP calculations: lessons from history

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The Invisible Woman

SAFE BET: If Men Did It, They’d Measure It – And Pay It Properly

“Woman’s work” is work and it is worth a lot to our Society: If women were to disappear and men had to do the housework, as well as birth and raise the kids, what would happen to GDP as currently measured?

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It would fall significantly as men had to withdraw from the paid economy to perform the unpaid and unrecognized wifely duties.

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But you can bet if men were doing the bulk of the housework and childcare that they’d find some way to measure it – and it would be damned well-paid work to boot!

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The Invisible Woman

Worthless Work, Worthless Women

Economists tell us “woman’s work” is worthless.

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Worthless work
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Worthless women

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Always remember: A society uses cues from economic signals to develop its laws, policies, and family-based arrangements.

The Patriarchy rests on a severely distorted view of economic wealth, social well-being, and the value of women.

No wonder it is such a screwed-up and failing system.