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    Wife Bonus

    http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/money/...79?ocid=AARDHP

    Wives being paid bonuses by their husbands for being stay at home mums.

    Is love a business deal? Is love a barter? Apparently so according to society.

    Particulary love this little gem:

    I can’t pretend I wasn’t a little shocked. The concept of a “gift” for being a good little wife seemed to assault all my feminist senses, implying a certain level of sinister financial control. My husband and I had always played a fair game when it came to splitting our finances, having a joint bank account which covered our family everyday needs. Admittedly I had never felt entirely comfortable at withdrawing money out of the account for anything self-indulgent like I had done when I was earning my own money, but it hadn’t been something that had preoccupied me. But the more I heard about the “wife bonus” the more, the more it seemed to make sense. As the supporting spouses to our husbands, often having to play second fiddle to their careers, putting our own aspirations on the backburner, why shouldn’t we share the spoils, especially come bonus time?

    She is all about being a feminist, but she's given a whiff of the wife bonus and its all out the window.
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    Re: Wife Bonus

    Just paving the way to being paid as stay at home divorcees.
    Another way men are utilities article.
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    I'm assuming the wife bonus was the transfer of wealth Vilar talked about in the Manipulated Man. Yeah...fuck that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Patriarch View Post
    I'm assuming the wife bonus was the transfer of wealth Vilar talked about in the Manipulated Man. Yeah...fuck that.
    I was reminded of the manipulated man in this part:

    I have taken the primary role in caring for our daughter, not to mention the domestic drudgery of cooking, cleaning and everything else that staying on top of things at home entails.

    Vilar talks about how women complain about the domestic duties, but deep down they enjoy the process.

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    The article just seems like an attempt at attention whoring. She's practically foaming at the mouth for getting free money and gloating to the world at the same time.

    It also shows how weak feminism and its practitioners are. They preach about equality and freedom but the reason things get favorable for them, they'll disregard everything they preach.

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    Re: Wife Bonus

    During the early days of women's lib some 40 years ago, that was one of the platforms of the feminist doctrine. Women who stay at home should be paid for doing so, as if their husbands providing a roof over their heads and money by which to get groceries wasn't enough.

    I don't ever recall if a specific monetary figure was ever mentioned or, if it was, how that was determined. Was it negotiable? Were there specific requirements which determined that rate, as might be the case in certain union shops? Would a housewife ever be entitled to a raise, and, if so, how would she qualify?

    About a decade after this barmy notion was proposed, it had quietly faded away. By then, being a housewife had been categorized by feminists as being akin to slavery or indentured servitude and, besides, no real woman would ever stay at home anyway. The kiddies would simply be put into daycare while she pursued her career.
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    Re: Wife Bonus

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarter Wave Vertical View Post
    Women who stay at home should be paid for doing so, as if their husbands providing a roof over their heads and money by which to get groceries wasn't enough.
    It would be reasonable for women to be paid for housework if:
    1 - they had to pay their share of rent and utilities out of what they are paid (given that wives get the house in divorce, they should pay the entire mortgage)
    2 - nonperformance of housework is grounds for at-fault divorce. (they won't understand why - these are people who think nonperformane at work is not grounds for being fired)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarter Wave Vertical View Post
    During the early days of women's lib some 40 years ago, that was one of the platforms of the feminist doctrine. Women who stay at home should be paid for doing so, as if their husbands providing a roof over their heads and money by which to get groceries wasn't enough.

    I don't ever recall if a specific monetary figure was ever mentioned or, if it was, how that was determined. Was it negotiable? Were there specific requirements which determined that rate, as might be the case in certain union shops? Would a housewife ever be entitled to a raise, and, if so, how would she qualify?

    About a decade after this barmy notion was proposed, it had quietly faded away. By then, being a housewife had been categorized by feminists as being akin to slavery or indentured servitude and, besides, no real woman would ever stay at home anyway. The kiddies would simply be put into daycare while she pursued her career.
    Let us not forget the effect that political manipulation of the economy had on the role of the housewife. Trillions spent on wars on poverty and the Viet Cong inflated our currency to the point that Nixon took us off the gold standard. When OPEC stopped pretending that our dollars were worth as much as their oil, we were unable to pretend that the post-WWII economy could go on forever.

    The feminist ideal of the "career woman" was a sham. In the post 1973 economy, especially because taxes would NOT be indexed to inflation, women were not entering the workforce to fulfill their dreams of living up their full potential in top 20% careers. For the great majority of them, the two job household - once a feature of depression era suffering - was a survival mechanism. Most women got low paying jobs, which remained lowing paying because feminism's ideal of "the working woman" increased the work force by 20-35%, which increased demand for jobs (during the recessionary 1970s) which pushed down wages even more. This basically mobilized Marx's "reserve army of labor."

    The extra income from the second job was needed to pay the higher taxes. Even though the troops returned from Vietnam, the "War on Poverty" would never end, because poverty will never surrender. (Just like alcohol will never surrender, drugs will never surrender, and terrorism will never surrender.) When you make people comfortable in their poverty, poverty will never run out of recruits.

    The second paycheck was also needed to pay for the inflated prices. In an economy where jobs were becoming scarce, husbands had to compete with other men's wives for the jobs that were still around, increased wages meant frozen or declining wages, and rising taxes, the big whammy was "stag-flation." It was a weird situation where a stagnant economy was somehow creating inflation. Fewer dollars were chasing after products, but the prices of products were going....up?!?! People earned less, but the price of everything was rising.

    Taxes were going up, mortgage interest rates were going up, gasoline quadrupled in price, wages were going down, and despite sending the wife and mother into the workforce, families were falling behind economically or just barely hanging on.

    That's feminism and socialism for you, my friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam luis obispo View Post
    Let us not forget the effect that political manipulation of the economy had on the role of the housewife. Trillions spent on wars on poverty and the Viet Cong inflated our currency to the point that Nixon took us off the gold standard. When OPEC stopped pretending that our dollars were worth as much as their oil, we were unable to pretend that the post-WWII economy could go on forever.

    The feminist ideal of the "career woman" was a sham. In the post 1973 economy, especially because taxes would NOT be indexed to inflation, women were not entering the workforce to fulfill their dreams of living up their full potential in top 20% careers. For the great majority of them, the two job household - once a feature of depression era suffering - was a survival mechanism. Most women got low paying jobs, which remained lowing paying because feminism's ideal of "the working woman" increased the work force by 20-35%, which increased demand for jobs (during the recessionary 1970s) which pushed down wages even more. This basically mobilized Marx's "reserve army of labor."

    The extra income from the second job was needed to pay the higher taxes. Even though the troops returned from Vietnam, the "War on Poverty" would never end, because poverty will never surrender. (Just like alcohol will never surrender, drugs will never surrender, and terrorism will never surrender.) When you make people comfortable in their poverty, poverty will never run out of recruits.

    The second paycheck was also needed to pay for the inflated prices. In an economy where jobs were becoming scarce, husbands had to compete with other men's wives for the jobs that were still around, increased wages meant frozen or declining wages, and rising taxes, the big whammy was "stag-flation." It was a weird situation where a stagnant economy was somehow creating inflation. Fewer dollars were chasing after products, but the prices of products were going....up?!?! People earned less, but the price of everything was rising.

    Taxes were going up, mortgage interest rates were going up, gasoline quadrupled in price, wages were going down, and despite sending the wife and mother into the workforce, families were falling behind economically or just barely hanging on.

    That's feminism and socialism for you, my friends.
    Someone on the manosphere sometime back recommended reading the book called: The Fourth Turning

    The concept of cyclical time makes great sense and is explained very well.

    The short term future, according to the book, looks very bleak, a new cycle is preceded by the destruction of the old, meaning some dramatic event is about to hit the human family.

    But on the positive side, at least for a quarter or two, much good sense should prevail.........until it doesn't 😁😁😁

    Aah, humans, repeating cycles into perpetuity.

    So worry, but don't worry. Embrace the paradox, it'll make you happy/sad. 😎


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