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Men Getting Down & Dirty

9 Dec

Stay-at-Home-Dad-01Have you ever noticed during paper towel commercials, the smiling mother cleans up the spilled juice? Or what about when the wife sprays Mr. Clean on the mud that was tracked in by the dog? Well an article from the Wall Street Journal discusses a change to the way household chores are marketed. The new target audience is the male viewers of these advertisements. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the amount of time a man spends cleaning the house has increased. This article is hopeful that the media is realizing women are not longer the designated “housewives.” I think women will enjoy this marketing towards the new improved “househusband.”

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Passed up for promotions?

27 Nov

I was catching up on my hometown news via a blog written as a news source by a family friend. He recently covered the Kenosha Sheriff Department promotions. Normally, I wouldn’t pay much attention to it but I couldn’t  help but notice all the promotions and re-assignments were men. Now, in my hometown cops are around constantly for events and fairs and whatnot and they are always in uniform. There are quite a few female officers on the Sheriff Department but not a single one of the seven positions went to a female. I know more goes into a promotion than just gender but it seems off that not a single promotion went to a female. Why are no women in positions of power at this police department and more importantly is the criminal justice system biased toward men?

 

War Against Men..?

27 Nov

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A friend of mine posted this on Facebook and I thought that it would be good to share. The War On Men written by Suzanne Venker for FoxNews.Com is basically claiming that women are the reason that men do not want to get married. Because women want to have careers and have equal rights, they are causing men to feel inadequate.

This article was written by a woman no less and claims that feminism has hindered the one thing that all women want: to get married. Since women let men sleep with them whenever they want and live with them with out being married, men do not see the point in getting married.

Personally I think that this is a load of codswallop  but what does everyone else think? Does this go against what we have learned in class? Or does it just reaffirm how the media perceives women?

Don’t Marry a Career Woman, Don’t Marry a Lazy Man

28 Oct

The ongoing battle between the sexes will never die down. I read this opinion article by Forbes.com that expressed the concerns of one pompous, arrogant man and his views on how men shouldn’t marry career women. The counter argument was written by his colleague who couldn’t have silenced him any better. He felt that men who marry women with a career will not be happy and are opening a can of slimy worms. There’s a lot more that I could go on and on about, I rather you read both sides through this link. Let me know how you feel. I had to take a couple of minutes to myself after this article. He couldn’t have been more wrong about successful women. Ugh, women can’t win for nothing. Men want smart, intelligent, beautiful, and inspiring women, but once they achieve that the woman has to dumb down to accent you pride and ego…get over yourselves!!!! Give women the credit where it is due, and take advantage of having a woman on your arm that is on her A- game. Let me know what you think.

Here’s the link: http://www.forbes.com/2006/08/23/Marriage-Careers-Divorce_cx_mn_land_print.html

prepare to start behind…

25 Oct

Female workers continue to financially lag behind, earning roughly 79 cents for every dollar their male colleagues earn.  (That’s an increase of a penny from the 2009 survey.  YAY!  Ahem.)

Where did the gap happen?  When did it start?

A new study, conducted by the American Association of University Women, concludes that women in the workplace didn’t just gradually slide behind over the course of their careers.  Rather (and more alarmingly) they contend that women begin their careers being compensated less than their male counterparts, right from the start, even in female-dominated areas, such as teaching.

Feel free to discuss in the comments.