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Message 1084961 - Posted: 8 Mar 2011, 12:04:24 UTC

@all women in SETI
best wishes and many happy and sunny spring days :)

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Message 1084965 - Posted: 8 Mar 2011, 12:08:53 UTC - in response to Message 1084961.
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Message 1084978 - Posted: 8 Mar 2011, 12:54:22 UTC

I think we should have an International Grumpy Old mens Day!


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Message 1085000 - Posted: 8 Mar 2011, 14:05:33 UTC

What? A grumpy old man that doesn't enjoy women? They deserve a day just for putting up with grumpy old men.

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Message 1085025 - Posted: 8 Mar 2011, 14:51:26 UTC

I think thats a good idea.

Have a nice day girlz.

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Message 1085037 - Posted: 8 Mar 2011, 15:10:37 UTC



Thank you, Raistmer ! ;-)

Nice that someone wants to mention it here..

Not that i know what this day should add for
us.. ive seen nothing but storm and rain.. ;-))


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Message 1085039 - Posted: 8 Mar 2011, 15:25:35 UTC

I tend to like International Humanity Day a lot better... Oh wait. Weird how that doesn't exist huh? I hate pride.
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Message 1085053 - Posted: 8 Mar 2011, 16:04:18 UTC - in response to Message 1085039.

I tend to like International Humanity Day a lot better... Oh wait. Weird how that doesn't exist huh? I hate pride.

It's on December the 10th.

Happy International Womans day.

I look forward to the day when woman are respected all over the world and we don't need days like this to remind us.
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Message 1085055 - Posted: 8 Mar 2011, 16:08:21 UTC

What? A grumpy old man that doesn't enjoy women?


Who? what? where? perish the thought!

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Message 1085056 - Posted: 8 Mar 2011, 16:10:07 UTC - in response to Message 1085053.

I tend to like International Humanity Day a lot better... Oh wait. Weird how that doesn't exist huh? I hate pride.

It's on December the 10th.

Happy International Womans day.

I look forward to the day when woman are respected all over the world and we don't need days like this to remind us.


Amen to the day when we dont need any day to be nice to one another.
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Message 1085088 - Posted: 8 Mar 2011, 16:59:48 UTC

"I think we should have an International Grumpy Old mens Day!"
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Hey, I resemble that remark!
Oh well I'll get over it.
Happy International Womans day.

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Message 1085094 - Posted: 8 Mar 2011, 17:12:12 UTC

Have a good one Ladies!

Cheers!

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Message 1085217 - Posted: 9 Mar 2011, 4:36:19 UTC

Hmmmmmm.... I started work at 8:00am this morning. It is now 8:30pm and I about to leave my office for home.

It is days like these that I wish I were not so emancipated, liberated and self-actualized!

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Message 1085250 - Posted: 9 Mar 2011, 9:06:18 UTC
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Sorry, darlin'.....
No rest for the wicked or the multi-talented.

(Is there anyone here that that doesn't apply to?)


add 1: God promises He will never give us more than we can handle,
but some days, I wish He didn't have so much faith in me.
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Message 1085330 - Posted: 9 Mar 2011, 16:00:00 UTC - in response to Message 1085217.

Hmmmmmm.... I started work at 8:00am this morning. It is now 8:30pm and I about to leave my office for home.

It is days like these that I wish I were not so emancipated, liberated and self-actualized!

lol.

Interesting fact: Although women now make up almost 50% of the workforce, they still do 90% of the housework.


I hope Eric does his fair share!
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Message 1085346 - Posted: 9 Mar 2011, 16:37:54 UTC
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There ya go Es
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Message 1085349 - Posted: 9 Mar 2011, 16:48:44 UTC - in response to Message 1085330.
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Hmmmmmm.... I started work at 8:00am this morning. It is now 8:30pm and I about to leave my office for home.

It is days like these that I wish I were not so emancipated, liberated and self-actualized!

lol.

Interesting fact: Although women now make up almost 50% of the workforce, they still do 90% of the housework.


Not where i live.
Thats history for younger generations.
My son is cooking and washing dishes and has 12 hour work days.
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Message 1085376 - Posted: 9 Mar 2011, 19:54:49 UTC - in response to Message 1085349.

Ever since the last kid went and I quit working, we try to half the house work, I think Long Sufferin' Marie still out works me by a mile.
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Message 1085588 - Posted: 10 Mar 2011, 4:39:15 UTC

Interesting fact: Although women now make up almost 50% of the workforce, they still do 90% of the housework.

I hope Eric does his fair share!


Well now Esme, I suppose the answer to that depends on your operational definition of "housework". Eric and I have a very sexist division of labor, but it plays to our individual strengths and it works quite well for the two of us.

If your definition of "housework" is a middle-class 1950's definition (cooking, cleaning, shopping, gardening etc), then you would say that I do most of the housework. If, however, you broaden your definition of "housework" to include car maintenance, chauffeuring services, financial planning and tech support, then I have to admit that I do none of these things well and I defer them ALL to 'Ole Pookers.

Modern women AND modern men can typically do all the things in both the traditional and the broadened definitions of housework. Men should be given credit for doing "housework" every time they gas the darn car, yet I suspect that studies in which it is found that women do 90% of the housework define housework in a narrow and traditional manner.

I go though much of my day largely oblivious of all the things that Eric does for the two of us, just as Eric goes much of his day probably thinking that the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe descends each week from heaven to place clean underwear in his dresser drawers and recycle his Mountain Dew cans. It is only when Eric travels for a couple of weeks that I am painfully reminded of how very, very helpful he is with the "housework".

Am I a bad feminist because I prefer to do the "girl jobs" and I prefer to let Eric do the "boy jobs"? Perhaps... but I prefer to think that Eric and I have divided up the housework fairly evenly based upon our likes and dislikes and our individual strengths and weaknesses. Our division of labor happens to fall down a fairly traditional sexist divide, but this does not mean that one or the other of us is a less important (or a more important) contributor to the "marital team".

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Message 1085630 - Posted: 10 Mar 2011, 9:39:03 UTC

I like what I'm hearing there Angela, all sounds very sensible and suitable to me. I am quite happy to carry out DIY, service the car, mow the lawn, put the vacuum around, get up in the attic, paint or wallpaper etc. What I don't like doing is cooking or washing up, or the laundry. I'm a disaster in the kitchen, but I'm quite capable of washing and ironing 1/2 dozen shirts, if I have to.

One of the Members of a Club that I belong too is a retired Counsellor that used to work 30 years for the Marriage Guidance Council, now called Relate. He said to me once that in his experience the marriages that tended to last the test of time mostly had three things in common. The man was 3 or 4 years older than the woman, the balance of personality strength was about equal, and they shared the partnership tasks leaning towards the traditional way.

I think his age group was showing a bit there though! Relationships differ greatly according to age I think. I know a couple in their late twenties where the wife is a senior executive in one firm and he is a junior one in another. She gets home a lot later than he does, and by then he has got the dinner on and tidied up. They both share the gardening at weekends, but she pays for a home help for housework. It works for them and they are quite happy.




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