because all women have this choice, right? *cough*bullshit*cough*

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I'm curious why these women

I'm curious why these women are content to take up much sought after seats in ivy-league classrooms if they plan to become home-makers anyway, shouldn't those spots be filled by students who actually plan to use their educations to help support their families?

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Posted by D. mason (not verified) on 20 September 2005 - 7:48pm
I'm curious why the men

I'm curious why more men at these ivy-league schools are not talking about working a few years, and then spending home time raising a family. Why is it a "relief" for women to do this, but for men nobody ever even thinks of it.

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Posted by media girl on 20 September 2005 - 9:30pm
What's Wrong With That

I don't understand. I am a male and if I was married and my wife made enough money I would HAPPILY stay home and bring up the kids!!! And be a "HouseHusband." No problemos there - sh*t I would actually pray for that...

But I understand the whole equality and perception thing woman have been up against. And I say that b/c a person is a person is a person - that's it.

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Posted by Latino Pundit (not verified) on 21 September 2005 - 10:33am
the nyt article

I read that article yesterday too and was reminded of a recent online discussion on the same issue. What I found interesting in the article was no mention as to how the women interviewed differed in their viewpoint by race and ethnicity or class.

I think in general we pay too much attention to the "elite" universities. However, I wonder if you went to your average state school with students coming from a much more diverse background (at least in class) how such viewpoints would differ... Hmm, seems like a possible study.

I'll post my thoughts on this article soon, I just need to quit procrastinating.

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Posted by cindylu (not verified) on 22 September 2005 - 2:30am
Pandering to Gender Roles

I think this comes down to the same thing as owning your own body comes down to--choice.

What happens in a marriage and who stays home to take care of the kids is a choice of the married couple. If the woman chose to get married. But if you have kids, the parent(s) better damn well make sure the children are a priority. This attitude that because a woman leaves college with a degree and great potential for advancement in the 'business' world but opts out to become 'mommy' so why bother wasting the education, pisses me off. It isn't wasted. She will use her education all her life, whether in a traditional role or any other role she chooses to accept. Why does it matter if it is immediately after she graduates or twenty years later? We all seem to change careers and life directions through the span of our lives.

The job of 'mommy' has been looked down on now for generations, but if you look around at our children you'll see some disturbing results. Parenthood is one of the most important jobs anyone shoulders, and the one many fail.

It's this type of pandering reporting that undermines women, erodes the idea of choice. Could this reporter find basis for an article on men who graduate cum laude and never reach their 'professional' potential, men who damage the ideas and goals of reclaiming domination by masculcrats? Probably, if they looked.

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Posted by Robin Lee on 22 September 2005 - 10:31am