Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Are Women Ever Truly Free? And Other Misc. Observations
I heard on NPR last week something that correlates to my last post, a fact about women that's rather unsettling. What is it? Here goes.
Guess which career field most American women fall in?
You're probably thinking, hmmm. Nurses? Nope. Teachers? Nope.
I gasped when I heard this statistic. 1943 called. They want their Bake-a-Light phone back.
How can this be? Sociologically, how is this possible when we've had the right to vote for almost 9 decades?
Those who don't find this shocking, ask yourself this, if the leading one career field for African American males in 2012 was still sharecropping, you'd be mortified.
So why are most women still secretaries or glorified secretaries (aka, "administrative assistants:)?
I blame it all on the last post. This strangely co-dependant need to be the "other half" of a man, to be swept up in a sea of newborns. Women obsess about being with a man, being his "better half," swept up with this, desperate to have this. Men do NOT obsess about women. Men do NOT obsess about being one's "other half." They obsess about sex, themselves and their career, but NOT about women. What gives?
I used to think it was just women's need for security. We all want security. We all want to be loved. We all want and need a permanent roof over our heads, some security, etc.
So if you CAN be a woman and have security without losing yourself into a man, how come I see so few examples of this?
So what is it? Why are most women either in denial or stuck in this sociological rut?
And secondly, when will this ever begin to change?