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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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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 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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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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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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The Most Valuable Workers Not Counted by GDP

What is the economic value of housework?

  • According to GDP: $0
  • According to Salary.com: $162,581
Based on a survey of stay-at-home mothers, Salary.com calculates a full-time, stay-at-home mom would earn $162,581 US if she was actually paid for all her work.

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“With a nearly 96-hour work-week and a six-figure annual rate, moms may be the most valuable workers in the country.”

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Housekeeping, day-care, teacher, cook, computer expert, laundress, janitor, facilities manager, chauffeur, CEO, psychologist, nurse … if Society paid women what their labour is actually worth, Society would be bankrupted.
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Tattered Woman Syndrome

Cartoon on the responsibilities of today's modern working woman. 

She carries a full-time job; shoulder most of the work associated with cooking, cleaning and maintaining a home; care for her husband, her family and, if she has the time, herself.
Today’s woman has to carry a full-time job; shoulder most of the work associated with cooking, cleaning and maintaining a home; care for her husband, her family and, if she has the time, herself.

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She is exhausted, frustrated, angry, torn to pieces by her obligations.

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Tattered woman syndrome

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The Invisible Woman

Assisted Living

Assisted Living

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Provides ongoing help with daily living for those who wish
to retain their independence.

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Typical services include:
> Cooking, housekeeping & laundry
> Personal care, dressing & grooming
> Minor medical care
> Health & exercise programs
>Transportation
> Educational, social, & cultural activities

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Considered appropriate for anyone who no longer wishes to live
on their own, but who does not need medical care.

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More economical than hiring a housekeeper, a chauffeur,
a personal assistant, and a nurse.

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Men have had assisted living for millennia.

It’s called marriage.
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You never contributed anything to the marriage…

Being a full-time, traditional wife and mom is exhausting and hard-labour.



You juggle multiple roles and duties: You cook, you clean, you care for the kids. Housekeeping, day-care, teaching, accounting, laundry, managing, organizing, driving, psychology, nursing, lover, friend, advisor, companion.



You work over 90 hours a week.

You make a haven for hubby so he may focus on his career and his advancement.



All this and sex, too, for no pay.

You are exhausted and frustrated and would like some recognition and some compensation.



So, what does hubby claim at the divorce?



“You never contributed anything to the marriage.”

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No Wife of Mine Will Work!

In my Father’s day, men kept the little woman in the house with the statement, “No wife of mine will work!”

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Correction:
Women have always worked brutally long, hard hours caring for house, hubby, and heirs.

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What men really meant was: “No wife of mine will do PAID work.”