But, I have to say that a policy solution is not the answer, unless that policy is only to ensure equal pay for equal contribution. To ensure that women are paid higher for performing less work, simply because they have the babies is discriminatory.
Women aren't paid the same for equal work.QuoteWomen can choose not to have babies. They can choose to put babies up for adoption. They can choose to hire nannies. Nobody is making them stay home. And if someone is they are perfectly free to leave those people.
Oh God. What kind of sheltered fantasy world do you live in?QuoteSo, to me, it does not matter if "it's not fair". Life isn't fair.
Good point. Life isn't fair, and it doesn't matter if it's fair. That effectively precludes you from participating in any fairness conversation, or indeed, any policy-centered question at all. It doesn't, however, resolve any issues, since 99% of the world thinks that life ought to be fair. STFU n00b.
Your first response: Read my first sentence.
Your second response: This is exactly what happened in my family. Tell me its fantasy.
Your third response: Zinged me. I concede on the fairness point. Although, I was simply quoting something from a previous post to respond to their original point. And what's more a "policy solution" that would guarantee equal pay rates to someone who is gone for months or years, does not work the same amount to begin with, or otherwise doesn't give as much to the person who employs them, simply because they are different, is discriminatory. So people who are looking for fairness would most likely agree that a policy such as that is not desirable.
That said, I agree that a cultural change would be nice. More men raising their chilluns. I was raised by my dad while my mom worked. That seems fair to me. But, saying that the pay system is not fair simply because of the fact that women tend to stay home is based on a mistaken assumption: that women are required to do that.
BTW, did you hear anything I said? I said, there still is a discriminatory basis for differences in pay. That should be changed. b00b
your mom aborted you? or gave you up for adoption? based on other things you said, not true.
so you can't really defend the notion that you live in a fantasy world by saying it happened to you. you lived in a household where your mother worked. ok. thats great. really it is. but why wouldn't you want others to have the same opportunities instead of saying it worked for my mom everyone can do it. you can just leave a man who won't put up with it, or abort an unwanted child, etc.
that is to say you are completely disregarding the norms in society - and are living in a fantasy world.
the choices you cited are not easy and don't apply to everyone. moreover, even a woman who is single, who doesn't have children, STILL faces discrimination in the workplace simply because she has female parts.
*edit* that is to say she's made all the choices she can make and she still can't avoid discrimination.