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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #24)

Sat May 18, 2013, 06:25 PM

26. Yes. I agree

yet, again, it's so odd that the biggest reaction in this thread to this reality only came after I mentioned those who spend their time here accusing others of bigotry, sexism, etc. rather than looking at the common concerns of every working adult... followed by a scathing analysis of the function of capitalism as a driver of sexism with the word, "nope." LOLOLOL. Yeah, brilliant.

Another issue that's "touchy" in American society is the knowledge that those who rail against prostitution, etc. should actually look at the economics that create this "service sector" in the economy. The break up of the Soviet Union provided a good example of the function of capitalism to create a class of women who could be bought and sold because their economic options were so bleak.

Not to say that no one exists who would choose to engage in sex work for various reasons - but if you look at ANY society with a huge number of poor people, you find women exploited for the one thing they "own" - their bodies.

Also, if you look at the issue of marriage (beyond questioning whether marriage as it exists is another structure that embeds sexism as a cultural norm), those women who are married to men who are part of the upper and middle classes are also the most rigidly fixed in traditional gender roles because their labor for a family is not paid for, but their spouses make enough money not to rock this boat.

Working-class women, on the other hand, do not have this disposable "income" to buy off someone else's labor cheaply - they have to do it all themselves, if they're single parents.

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