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u/Culpa_Hansen Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

This worked because it was an issue that had near unanimous support amongst women.

It would be... Bold to assume one of the most notoriously polarizing issues in modern US politics has anywhere near that.

I feel like reddit and Twitter make people forget that women make up a considerable portion of conservatives, the majority of whom are pro life.

This is not an issue women (or the general populace as a whole) are united on. Not remotely.

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u/pigsarenowflying Jun 27 '22

This "worked" because the entire population of Iceland in 1975 was only around 218,000 people. That's barely considered a city in the U.S.

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u/emperorOfTheUniverse Jun 27 '22

That's a town, at best.

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u/nanerzin Jun 28 '22

I was going to say the same thing

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u/_Bl4ze Jun 27 '22

To be pedantic, the minimum amount of inhabitants needed to be considered a city is between 1500 and 5000 in the US, so that is actually way more than enough.

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u/Caliterra Jun 28 '22

True, a better way to say it would be that the Icelandic population would not qualify as a major city in the US.

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u/IosefRex Jun 28 '22

None of this has to do with US.

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u/teddylott Jun 27 '22

90% is still 90%. Can work anywhere

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u/Menloand Jun 27 '22

Now we do real math so 90% of the 50% or 45% now factor in the amount of women who don't work or about 43% that takes you to 25.6% now let's take out the easily replaceable we look at like 10% of the female workforce or ~5% of the workforce I don't think that will do much other than piss off a few people who had to wait a bit longer for their food.

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u/karsnic Jun 27 '22

Problem is that people are in such bubbles nowadays they forget half the women are on the other side of the issue and agree with it.

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u/TheBaneEffect Jun 28 '22

I am wondering though, out of those who who are pro-life, which had an abortion themselves? Politically, the numbers probably aren’t great, to support the pro-life narrative. If the Republicans of the US have proven anything, it’s that they project a LOT. If only I had a crystal ball…

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u/G-T-L-3 Jun 28 '22

Half the women? Is there any proof of that?

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u/RichardBonham Jun 28 '22

Behind every dominionist white supremacist there’s a Daughter of the Confederacy.

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u/Dapper_Trust991 Jun 28 '22

Actually a Majority of American women and MEN supported roe vs wade. Unfortunately we have undemocratic government branches like the senate and Supreme Court they are majority representing the MINORITY American population

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u/nanerzin Jun 28 '22

From what I just saw yesterday it wasn't a majority. It was nearly split. The margin of error was more than the difference

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u/Zestyclose-Egg5089 Jun 27 '22

I mean the US government talked about making it mandatory for women to have to register with selective service like all men do in the US at 18 and so many women basically said the day that is a thing is the day they will be one proud Canadien.

I haven't heard that conversation in a while but that is only one example of women not wanting certain job equity.

That does not mean they don't want equality overall.

But I also, don't see an influx of women wanting to be scientist, machinist or engineers and those industries are practically throwing money at women to get degrees, move and payout bonuses to get them into those career fields in the US.

Most women say something to this extent: "I don't want to work in a all male environment." Or "I don't want to be the first women in an all male environment."

I understand but someone has to make a move to make that change real.

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u/Character_Bear_1059 Jun 27 '22

Equally qualified women are favored 70% in stem fields.

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u/markjack513 Jun 28 '22

For political reasons and not for competence

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u/_Neoshade_ Jun 27 '22

Disagreeing with a military draft ≠ “I don’t want equality”

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u/Reineko Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

Why would women NOT want job equity??? Equality overall INCLUDES that.

The reason you don't see many women in STEM degrees has much more to do with misogny when it comes to this. It is much harder for men to take your suggestions seriously and not treat you as a 'diversity hire' (I'm not ethnic but as I said, women are scarce in tech), plus many STEM jobs are more dangerous in general due to them having a male majority. For example, research the Activision Blizzard scandal. There are definitely valid reasons for women to be scared of working in all-male environments.

I am a software engineer and work in a mostly male environment. Luckily, my coworkers are great people, but you shouldn't assume that all are.

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u/OrderOfMagnitude Jun 27 '22

I think it's disingenuous to blame men for women not getting into stem fields just like it's disingenuous to blame men for abortion rights getting appealed.

Women generally don't grasp, or don't accept, how much other women hold them back. They resort to making sexist comments that get us nowhere.

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u/Reineko Jun 27 '22

I acknowledge that women do hold other women back, but it is not untrue to say that women are afraid of the sexism (from men) they face in stem careers.

Source: I am one.

When I graduated from university, I was one of under 10 girls in our universities history that pursued a computer science degree. Granted, it is a small university, but that is still tiny. And I definitely experienced sexism during my time there. All of it from men.

I'm not saying all men are like this and they are to blame, but there are enough for this to be a fear women have when choosing a degree

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u/djxbangoo Jun 27 '22

You're saying that fewer women pursue computer science degrees than men, because of the fear of sexism? And in other fields of study, they don't fear sexism?

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u/Reineko Jun 27 '22

No, I'm specifically talking about computer science because I have experience with it. It is definitely a problem in other fields too. I believe the fields most stereotyped this way are tech (engineering, development, etc) so that is another reason i specifically mentioned it

And it's not just sexism. The perception of them being male dominated fields and having few role models are big reasons as well, among others

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u/OrderOfMagnitude Jun 27 '22

There are a lot of formerly-male-only fields (medicine, academia, finance, law, business) that women broke into despite the barriers sexism. Sexism still exists of course, but there are vastly more female doctors and lawyers than there are female computer scientists and engineers.

Why do you think women in Engineering and CS industries did not follow the same trend as their legal/medical/economic/business counterparts? Do you really think it's sexism? Or maybe it has more to do with the subject matter?

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u/Reineko Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

I don't get what you're trying to say here. Why do you believe they didn't follow this trend?

Personally, I'm not sure. I know why I'm in this degree, as well as my sister and other friends. However, if you research this online, many articles state this has to do with personal computers entering homes in the 1980s. They were targeted to boys, which resulted in boys having more interest in the field. I'd imagine it would also have to do with misinformation about what being a Software engineer entails. Luckily, this statistic is rapidly changing, but change takes time.

Edit: Not sure what you're going for in that last sentence, but the fact that I have different genitals does not make me or any other woman less competent in comp sci 🧐
Do you think it's only men that are interested in technology?? Video games were also stereotyped for years as being a male interest and still somewhat are. There is no switch in our brain that says, "Nah, I'm not interested in that" simply because of our gender. If there is a reason for it to be the subject matter that discourages people in this field, then it is because of the hurdles the group faces before / when entering it.

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u/OrderOfMagnitude Jun 28 '22

What I am trying to say is that maybe the difference between men and women is more than just what is between our legs. Maybe our brains are, statistically speaking, over a large population, simply interested in different subject matter. Would that be sexist of me to suggest?

Is that to suggest being female inherently makes you less competent? No. Nobody said that.

the fact that I have different genitals does not make me or any other woman less competent in comp sci

Is that to suggest only men are interested in technology? No. Nobody said that.

Do you think it's only men that are interested in technology??

Is that to suggest that one's gender makes a switch flip in one's head? No! Nobody said that.

There is no switch in our brain that says, "Nah, I'm not interested in that" simply because of our gender.

These are completely disingenuous questions/statements. You are creating ridiculous hyperbole, that ALL women are incompetent and ONLY men like technology, out of thin air.

Why is the only possibility that there are hurdles placed by other people? Hurdles that are apparently not present, or not effective, in all the other fields filled where women are successful?

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u/Strange-Implement-91 Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

Not in "high-end" tech. Once you start pushing a Masters, dealing with Doctorates, moving into experimental prototypes, and working with the military, space, and government systems things become a lot more equal.

Couple reasons proposed:

  1. We have much more stringent reporting systems for harassment. You tell me something happened I’m legally required to figure out what happened and pull in neutral gov. investigators .
  2. We WILL fire anybody for anything outside of the lines. Especially harassment
  3. Master degrees are a woman's game nowadays. Especially in biotech and statistical analysis
  4. Family care and time off is highly prioritized to prevent burnout and people retreating back into FAANG for more $$$. I can’t give you more than a congress person makes. I can make sure you work remote, have maternity for 6 months, and daycare so you can teams with me from your paid home office. Want an office down the street at WeWork, got a system to pay for that as well.
  5. Many competent people that would easily get a position don't pass the culture test and are removed from the interview process. By that I mean don’t say anything offensive for 8 hours. Yes, I’m a white male you don’t have to mention the tits on the admin that already told me you hit on her on the way in.
  6. High percentages of women managers and professors taking issues seriously
  7. Get sued by the government for being a dick and your next 5 years is wrecked

It's not the highest paying tech job launching new video games every 6 months, but the benefits of research are definitely there for women and keeping things equal.

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u/Reineko Jun 27 '22

I definitely agree with you and I'm glad you made these points. I just hope more companies start to follow these guidelines more closely as well.

Fortunately, there has been less sexism in tech than ever before (and more women pursuing these degrees, as well as minorities), so we are making progress.

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u/Zestyclose-Egg5089 Jun 27 '22

I know I said something that sounds hypocritical but I have not lied that women want equality but not equity.

I gave the example about selective service. If you don't know what selective service is for it is for drafting from a pool of 18+ yo men into military service and when congress floated the idea of women being given that equity, most women said they didn't want to be added to the equity of war.

I would imagine less than 10% of women want to be firefighters, cops, construction workers or even a plumber when plumbers can make 6 figures a year pretty easily campared to the previous jobs listed.

Is misogyny rampant in those careers? I have no doubt you have enough to where it is stagnating women going for those highly dangerous jobs.

Activision was dangerous in a different way and was due to toxic leadership abusing their employees gor a prolonged period of time. I'm aware of the situation but because programming isn't my desire and I don't play any of their games anyway I wasn't following the story close enough.

The only way to overcome the misogyny is having more women involved in these industries otherwise they have no reason to change because their aren't enough women willing to stay or come in to fight the fight.

No one is going to unfuck their bread and butter if they don't feel any personal injury or aid in the debasement.

I'm sure you have met women who fully support the misogyny, not vocally, but quietly because it benefits their position or eliminates female competition for them.in the same way I've met other black people that think less black people should be hired into jobs or allowed into schools on quotas/caveats.

In short: wanting less equity is a thing and all you have to do is look at what women choose to pursue.

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u/Reineko Jun 27 '22

I agree with everything except that women in general do not want equity. Yes, there are women that will not want competition, etc, and the military is definitely a hot topic. As far as the military goes, there are alot of other factors to consider. The military for one does not take into account that women are much weaker than men, so they go through the same training that men do, and are less likely to pass. Sexual assault is also a very real concern that is more likely to be covered up in the military. My younger sister is a generator mechanic in the national guard so I hear all about how some of her superiors are a little too touchy with women; one of them is actually suspended because of it.

According to a quick google search (meaning I don't know how accurate it is), women make up about ~15% of people in service. That number is growing due to many things, but I don't think it's women specific to not want to be drafted; I'm sure many men would love to not be forced into that decision as well. My point on that is: it's not fair to either gender and it's not a good measure of whether someone wants equity.

But for the many women that love these fields, having more women would reduce harassment, increase career growth opportunities, and overall make it less daunting to pursue that type of career.

It's very disheartening to know that at some point in my career, I will be judged based on my gender, and this is more likely because there are less women in my field. So, I do think that you have a point with most of this, but I don't think it's fair to apply this to the majority of women. As for the ones that don't want equity, they are probably deep south conservatives that don't agree on most ethical issues to begin with. I appreciate a good debate so I apologize if I sound hostile

**edited for grammatical errors

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u/rayparkersr Jun 27 '22

That is true.

But if seems to me that the right to abortion has a very large support in the US.

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u/Culpa_Hansen Jun 27 '22

Abortion is such a complicated issue becuase there's so much nuance and many variables.

Many pro-life people are okay with abortion in the case of threats to the mothers life or rape/incest, but nothing more. This would still qualify them as "okay with abortion" in some surveys despite not being pro-choice.

Ultimately the defining trait splitting the two sides is whether abortion itself is murder or not in principle, and that is the question that you'll see massive divide in.

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u/MaterialCarrot Jun 27 '22

Exactly. I was reading some posts from Germans about how awful the US is after Roe was overturned. Germany indeed does have a national law guaranteeing the right to abortion, but only up to 12 weeks (14 weeks in France). After that it's only if the mother's life is in danger, as certified by two licensed physicians. This is far more conservative than many states in the US allow today.

It's a complicated issue made even more complex by US federalism.

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u/[deleted] Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

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u/MaterialCarrot Jun 27 '22

I have a feeling that if you surveyed people in the US about whether they'd support a national law with parameters similar to the French model you'd get a solid 2/3 who would.

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u/[deleted] Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

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u/rayparkersr Jun 27 '22

Indeed. I almost had an illegal abortion in the Amazon rainforest as a 20 year old backpacker and spent a long time ruminating over it all.

It's not a simple question that's for certain.

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u/ontha-comeup Jun 27 '22

About 60% of US support legal abortions. But opponents view it is an ongoing genocide so the numbers are offset by the importance they placed on the issue. Also makes it difficult to compromise.

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u/scubasteve40k Jun 28 '22

You don't have to be Christian to be against abortion .

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u/buttonnz Jun 28 '22

I feel there is a percentage of the global population who’ve made a living and quality lifestyle of being the damsel in distress that they’re not willing to give up.

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u/MyhrAI Jun 27 '22

This seems like a series of assumptions building on one another.

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u/TheBaneEffect Jun 28 '22

Are you new around these parts?

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u/Dapper_Trust991 Jul 12 '22

Most of those women have daughters of age that don’t agree with their regressive families. The conservative population is 1/3 of America and now since the insurrection and Covid many millions les s the electoral college and the senate were created to ensure white conservatives have more power than the majority ffs. Just an easy search engine can inform the masses

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u/MaterialCarrot Jun 27 '22

"The men could barley cope."

So you're saying they coped?

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u/upboatsnhoes Interested Jun 27 '22

Barely.

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u/Open_Situation686 Jun 27 '22

But did, indeed, cope.

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u/EquivalentHeadnmvbc Jun 27 '22

At this time in life it’s mainly only in the corporate setting where women get less pay, so it would honestly have a greater impact than this did

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u/CocaineIsNatural Jun 27 '22

Banks, factories and some shops had to close, as did schools and nurseries - leaving many fathers with no choice but to take their children to work. There were reports of men arming themselves with sweets and colouring pencils to entertain the crowds of overexcited children in their workplaces. Sausages - easy to cook and popular with children - were in such demand the shops sold out.

It was a baptism of fire for some fathers, which may explain the other name the day has been given - the Long Friday.

"We heard children playing in the background while the newsreaders read the news on the radio, it was a great thing to listen to, knowing that the men had to take care of everything," says Vigdis.

Source - https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34602822

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u/ShutterBun Jun 28 '22

Were there that many single fathers? Or did wives/mothers straight up refuse to allow their children to stay home?

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u/CocaineIsNatural Jun 28 '22

Someone needed to watch the kids, as they were too young to be left alone.. The wives were taking time off, so they weren't going to watch them. Not to mention that many were at the strike itself. And most nannies/babysitters were female (I assume for that time period.)

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u/hateball Jun 27 '22

They coped and seethed

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u/randomredditguy999 Jun 28 '22

Just imagine if the firemen, plumbers, garbage men and construction workers stopped doing their jobs. These jobs are pretty much 99% males doing them. We would not be able to cope. The world would crumble, burn and smell like shit. All at the same time!

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u/Farscape_rocked Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

The UK had a female monarch and a female prime minister before that. It's equal pay law happened in 1970.

Edit the first elected female head of government was in Sri Lanka in 1960.

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u/Additional_Jaguar170 Jun 27 '22

Thatcher took over in 1979 didn’t she?

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u/Farscape_rocked Jun 27 '22

Yes. And the post states that Iceland had the first female president five years after the year after the strike in October 1975.

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u/Additional_Jaguar170 Jun 27 '22

Quite right, I misread.👍

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u/Lordmiles09 Jun 27 '22

Wasnt Thatcher the most hated person?

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u/Farscape_rocked Jun 27 '22

The conservatives have managed to install progressively worse printed ministers. The current one is more hated, and makes Thatcher look more reasonable.

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u/CocaineIsNatural Jun 27 '22

I don't know much about the UK or Iceland. But how does the UK compare to the seven items on this list? https://www.globalcitizen.org/es/content/7-iceland-feminist-law-women/

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u/Adriatic88 Jun 27 '22

The population of Iceland is so small that it's not even a rounding error in comparison to that of the rest of the world. I live in one of the smallest states in America and it still has a population many orders of magnitude larger than Iceland's.

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u/alpha-turd Jun 27 '22

I get laughed at when I tell people we could have a revolution without firing a shot.

If enough people just took a week off work, we could have anything we wanted.

Most leaders are more concerned with money than anything else.

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u/Usernamegonedone Jun 27 '22

U probably get laughed at cause its never gonna happen

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u/modernslave666 Jun 28 '22

Sadly. And that’s why you are where you are.

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u/alpha-turd Jun 27 '22

Unions do it all the time. It already happens, some people are not smart enough to see it.

I get laughed at by gun nuts that want to kill American soldiers in a revolutionary style war that none of them have the balls or brains to start or get involved in.

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u/Usernamegonedone Jun 27 '22

Unions do it all the time.

Unions do general strikes all the time? U should tell the unions, cause they've been waiting for decades at this point for one

I get laughed at by gun nuts that want to kill American soldiers in a revolutionary style war that none of them have the balls or brains to start or get involved in.

What

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u/alpha-turd Jun 27 '22

It is ignorant to quote someone through a message that is laid out in a text. There is no point, just use your brain, everything I said is posted for anyone to see it.

Are you saying there hasn't been a union strike in decades?

I'm from Michigan, everybody here has a family member in a union. We have auto workers hold strikes here all the time, that's why they have the best healthcare available.

If there was a violent revolution, people would have to fight American soldiers. Anyone that speaks of taking arms against the American government is proclaiming they are ready to kill Americans and American soldiers.

Do you understand that it is our American military that would respond to insurrection or revolution?

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u/Usernamegonedone Jun 27 '22

It is ignorant to quote someone through a message that is laid out in a text. What is the point, just use your brain, everything I said is posted for anyone to see it.

Damn you're sensitive 😂

Are you saying there hasn't been a union strike in decades?

Lookup the definition of general strike please

I'm from Michigan, everybody here has a family member in a union. We have auto workers hold strikes here all the time, that's why they have the best healthcare available.

Cool

If there was a violent revolution, people would have to fight American soldiers. Anyone that speaks of taking arms against the American government is proclaiming they are ready to kill Americans and American soldiers.

Do you understand that it is our American military that would respond to insurrection or revolution?

Still has nothing to do with anything I said

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u/alpha-turd Jun 27 '22

Well if you are content with nothing changing, then your opinion has no point.

Just enjoy things as they are.

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u/Usernamegonedone Jun 27 '22

😂😂😂

Where tf did u get that from?

You've made yourself look like a fucking clown in just 3 comments, amazing 👏

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u/alpha-turd Jun 27 '22

I think people stopping the economy would make a difference. That's all I'm saying. You haven't changed my mind. Although there hasn't been any "general strikes" in a long time, you haven't shown me any that only effected change for one week.

If people disagree and that makes you feel smart, that's cool. You are all the good things you think you are. I hope that helps with your self esteem. Good luck to you.

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u/Usernamegonedone Jun 27 '22

You haven't changed my mind.

I wasn't trying to, how dense are u seriously

If people disagree and that makes you feel smart, that's cool. You are all the good things you think you are. I hope that helps with your self esteem. Good luck to you.

Whatever, you're just talking to yourself at this point

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u/gamelover855 Jun 27 '22

Military is limited in what it can do on American soil. Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. Seeing a the military is probably around 70-80% conservative, they'd probably join in the "Revolution."

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u/alpha-turd Jun 27 '22

Citizens are limited on what they can do on American soil, so I guess there will never be another revolution anyway if that's the logic we go with.

I really don't believe the majority of our soldiers want to kill American citizens.

I think the vast majority of us don't want violence. I was just saying people have the idea in their head that all revolutions have to be war. It's just not true. It's been proven.

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u/LimeyRooster Jun 27 '22

You're wildly underestimating the amount of service members who would love nothing more than to mutiny. You ever had to mop a fucking parking lot in the rain? Doesn't exactly breed loyalty.

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u/alpha-turd Jun 27 '22

This is what I meant in my original comment.

I mention that if enough people froze the economy they could have their demands met, and everyone else shifts the conversation to people wanting to kill each other and how bad they really want to do it.

I'm not trying to estimate the exact number of people that want to shoot each other because they are upset. I am aware the number is far too high. I'm just saying, it's not necessary.

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u/[deleted] Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

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u/alpha-turd Jun 27 '22

Source?

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u/JohnBubbaloo Jun 27 '22

We shut down everything for a pandemic for a time and all the billionaires got a lot richer.

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u/alpha-turd Jun 27 '22

They were given money from the government here. That's not what happened in Iceland.

I was talking about doing what they did there.

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u/[deleted] Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

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u/alpha-turd Jun 27 '22

So, stopping the economy has a smaller effect on them, and it would have a much bigger impact here. I see your point.

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u/DerWilliWonka Jun 27 '22

Most people were still working and noone talked about any demands for change. The word revolution is what scares those with power.

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u/Chungyman30 Jun 27 '22

Source???? Source??? 🤓🤓🤓

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u/infoskeptical Jun 27 '22

Both logistically and philisophically, it's a bit easier to organize a walkout of 150,000 (est. female population of Iceland) than to mobilize 150 million (est. female population of USA) to do the same.

Even Iceland could only get 90% of women to go along with it...

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u/Stlpitwash Jun 27 '22

Only 90%. We can't even get 90% of Americans to agree the world isn't flat.

Not only that, think of all the jobs women do is the US.

How long do you think Cleetus can go without Hooters?

No nurses to take care of all those boomers. All the scheduling and intake staff.

Every office manager at every construction company and all the administrative assistants.

The US wouldn't last 3 days without women at work.

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u/uhohgowoke67 Jun 27 '22

How long do you think Cleetus can go without Hooters? No nurses to take care of all those boomers. All the scheduling and intake staff. Every office manager at every construction company and all the administrative assistants.

Good job stereotyping what jobs women do you sexist pile of garbage

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u/redraptor44 Jun 27 '22

Why are you attacking someone who is just stating the jobs predominantly populated by women and therefore would be most affected if most of them went on a strike, do you think fields were men are the majority or the ratio is equal would be as affected compared to the female majority ones?

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u/uhohgowoke67 Jun 27 '22

think of all the jobs women in the US do

Proceeds to name off Hooters as the first job l

Yeah, I can't imagine how I could perceive that as sexist.

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u/Skinjob985 Jun 27 '22

Because he's a woke little crybaby who spends all day playing victim on Reddit, making strawman arguments and ad hominem attacks on anyone who dares point out his idiocy and hypocrisy. A perpetual victim. Petulant and childish. Don't waste your breath. It's incapable of self-reflection.

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u/Stlpitwash Jun 27 '22

I've never seen a single man in a Hooters ad.

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u/uhohgowoke67 Jun 27 '22

It's incredibly sexist to assume that women are only taking jobs as Hooters girls, nurses and office administration.

Women are capable of doing any job they'd like to do and pretending that you're standing with them while echoing archaic sexist views is disgusting.

Grow up.

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u/Skinjob985 Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

It's incredibly presumptuous for you to assume that he even said women are only taking jobs as Hooters girls since he did not say that. Good job putting words in his mouth though. It's a little hard to defend against stands one is not taking in the first place. I believe that's called a strawman argument.

Not at any point did he say women are only taking jobs at the places he mentioned. Not at any point did he say women are only capable of doing jobs like that. It sounds an awful lot like you just want to get up on your soapbox in your self-righteous indignation and defend against any perceived slights real or imagined.

And for the record if you were to look at the statistics, the majority of people in those positions in the United States are females. Sorry the facts hurt your feelings.

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u/uhohgowoke67 Jun 27 '22

I must have misunderstood what they meant when they said:

How long do you think Cleetus can go without Hooters?

He probably meant that women can be doctors too but he only cares to discuss Hooters employees right?

Give me a break. It's sexist garbage and deserved to be called out.

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u/Skinjob985 Jun 27 '22

Typical Redditor. You immediately resort to ad hominem attacks and strawman arguments. Let's get all in our feelings about every topic by putting words in people's mouths instead of having a rational discourse, cherry-picking sentences that make us feel self-righteous while occluding the context so you can defend against attacks they were not making in the first place. Then when they call you out on your blatant presumptuousness you resort to childish name calling.

The only garbage I see in this comment section is your immature and argumentative behavior and it deserves to be called out. I wish I could say it was isolated to this comment section, but judging by your post history everyone else has been downvoting your woe-is-me bullshit too. Get over yourself. Being a perpetual victim is not a badge of honor. Not everything is a personal attack on you or the groups you choose to identify with. Clutching your pearls over every perceived slight, real or imagined, doesn't make you a victim.

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u/Stlpitwash Jun 27 '22

They are. But that's really not the point here, idiot. The point is that there are jobs that are not only held by women, but where the entire field is predominately women. I know that is a complicated idea for a SJW like yourself.

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u/uhohgowoke67 Jun 27 '22

It sounds like you're a bitter incel.

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u/redraptor44 Jun 27 '22

It sounds like you're attacking someone for no valid reason

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u/Stlpitwash Jun 27 '22

Any other useless buzzwords you want to throw at me?

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u/redraptor44 Jun 27 '22

He never said women only take those jobs, what're you even talking about? What do you expected him to list every job with a woman in it?

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u/uhohgowoke67 Jun 27 '22

Not listing jobs that are rooted in sexist stereotypes or sexist in nature in general would be a good start.

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u/rayparkersr Jun 27 '22

Don't forget childcare.

I recall their was a grandparents strike in Spain because the state was relying on their free childcare. As we saw during the pandemic No childcare, no work.

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u/nanerzin Jun 28 '22

Agreed. Sounds like they have a very communal country. The US is not. Regionally maybe but nationwide I doubt it.

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u/tayomay Jun 27 '22

Time for what?

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u/CocaineIsNatural Jun 27 '22

I wanted to check if this was a 'fluke' or they had a pretty even mix since then. My first surprise was that Iceland has had only six presidents since the republic was established. There has been only one female president, but since it is a small sample size it means nothing. But that female president was president for 16 years, which is comparable to the others.

As for gender equality - https://www.globalcitizen.org/es/content/7-iceland-feminist-law-women/

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22

They also have no diversity and have eliminated Down syndrome through abortion and rely on their Allis for military defense. THis ain’t it homie.

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u/Shrektacular21 Jun 27 '22

See what happens when people stick together for the benefit of all instead of just looking out for themselves? That’s how you make change.

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u/zuniac5 Jun 27 '22

The problem however is that Americans on both sides of the aisle are inherently selfish and don't actually believe in the same things as benefitting all.

The cumbaya narrative is lovely in theory but not actually all that practical or realistic. And those that parrot it usually are of the "I know what's best for you, do what I say" stripe rather than the "can't we all just get along?" stripe.

We live in a fundamentally divided country in the year 2022, and there's little we can do about that in the short term.

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u/dingleberrycrepes Jun 28 '22

We live in a fundamentally divided country in the year 2022

They got propaganda down to a science. At the end of the day most people want the same things for themselves and the big divide is over like 3-4 social issues.

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u/nanerzin Jun 28 '22

We are a huge country with very diverse people! What is good for someone in Manhattan could be terrible for someone in central Kansas. There is never a great answer. I think it probably got much harder after Americas urbanization. We dont have a decent mix of population numbers between the east, west and central. If this continues there will always be somewhat of a divide

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u/c74 Jun 28 '22

good luck. i wont forget watching the news show people pulling 2 shopping carts overfilled with toilet paper and canned food at the start of covid. wasnt just a few people that did this... thousands and thousands of people did this until nothing was left on the shelves. almost all people are selfish and dont really care about anything outside their wants/needs/ambitions and those of their immediate family.

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u/markrah Jun 27 '22

Real question: where did the women go if they walked out of their homes? Or is this just figurative? As in, they stayed home, but refused to do household work? Most people, and women especially, don’t have the resources to just walk out on their homes.

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u/G3ML1NGZ Jun 27 '22

You can be present but unavailable. "Nah, not my job." "I'm off the clock"

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u/Oiltownboi Jun 27 '22

Feel like literally. Like they blocked streets so no trucks could deliver and stood around government buildings.

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u/ivumb Jun 27 '22

The men could barely cope lmfao

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u/dockows412 Jun 27 '22

Dang! All 375 women walked out at once!

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u/Endofsolut Jun 27 '22

At this time in life it’s mainly only in the corporate setting where women get less pay, so it would honestly have a greater impact than this did

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u/DangerRanger-69 Jun 28 '22

The world has it too good, now we’re just making problems for ourselves.

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u/drtray74 Jun 28 '22

They walked out of their homes??? Where did they live then? I’m calling BS on that statement

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u/No-Cantaloupe-7183 Jun 28 '22

So instead of bitching they put their shit together, for eachother, not whinny individuals for only themselfes.

Interesting.

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u/Younger54 Jun 27 '22

Man 90% of women... Thats crazy... what did the other 7 women do?

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u/bobweir_is_part_dam Jun 27 '22

Problem is, even if american women did this, our wily politicians would go back on their word and hope everyone had forgot about things by the time it came to make the important vote like in this case..

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u/FaithlessnessVast823 Jun 28 '22

Atleast it wasn’t like America, my home country and where I live, last year, last year was basically entirely black history month on steroids to the point of black people cant be racist and if you’re white you’re immediately racist

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u/[deleted] Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

How is gender "equality" measured as "high"? I don't get that.

Edit: okay, I got it. Thanks for the links to help me understand.

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u/Evan_jansen Jun 27 '22

By paying women and men equally, by allowing women to have the same job roles as men etc, it's not rocket science 🤷

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u/Hal-Har-Infigar Jun 27 '22

This already exists in America and has for a long time now. Gender inequality is a myth when you read the data properly.

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u/Frostbite76 Jun 27 '22

Those are Icelandic women. They are way more competent.

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u/smellsfishie Jun 28 '22

Yeah, they're basically dudes.

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u/Red___Mist Jun 28 '22

They got higher testosterone than the average American male

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u/dj_pooface Jun 27 '22

As a man, I support this. Please take back your rights!

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u/DLIPBCrashDavis Jun 27 '22

Do you just want to be left alone, or are you for their rights? Either way I’m with you.

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u/[deleted] Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

Women just need to vote in the midterms. That's all. Just vote them out.

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u/Menloand Jun 27 '22

Well like half of women are pro life so I think they like this decision

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u/Aschriel Jun 27 '22

I support this course of action.

Want to make a big impact? do it financially!

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u/TappedIn2111 Jun 27 '22

Working in a job with 90% women, I am inclined to beg not to do the same. But I’d take that hit if it meant change would come. It’s time…

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u/ContributionInfamous Jun 27 '22

Wouldn’t work in the USA: Too many (mostly white) women care more about voting R than their own rights. And what’s the point of a staged protest in blue states? The majority of the men up here all agree, so it’d just be a bunch of people showing off what we already know.

Christianity has been used as a tool to keep 20-30 million women in red states (mostly) in line. They Keep Sweet and Obey even as they vote to strip their own rights. And the men in the area prefer the power imbalance and always have.

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u/sciencemodsaretrash Jun 27 '22

Yea we need to March against the murder of women in the womb. Totally agree.

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u/Frency2 Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

Another proof of the fact that if you truly want to change things, you gotta do it together.

I'm not saying everything else is wasted time because you send a message,, and that's important as well, but at the end of the day for people in power who do not care it's the equivalent of shouting at them while they enjoy themselves with noise-reduction headphones.

The average (bad) politician aims to divide people for this reason as well, and most of these poeple don't realize it and they keep cheering for their own party considering the other parties as "enemies" while everyone is supposed to have the same thing in common: the well being of its people, and the different ways it wants to reach that well being shouldn't be a divisive matter but one way to find compromises and dialogues

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u/Negative-X-Star Jun 28 '22

What about the ones that were mother's? Did they just abandon thier kids?

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u/asianj1m Jun 28 '22

Takes two to tango

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u/Yesitsmesuckas Jun 28 '22

Just another point in the “Pro” column for moving to Iceland…

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u/FloydTheDog1984 Jun 27 '22

Well sure! They’re not populated by backward-ass hillbillies.

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u/therealJL Jun 27 '22

It's time...no really, it's time. Read about it. It's time. It's time time time. It's time.

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u/Character_Bear_1059 Jun 27 '22

For what? Protesting a wAgE gAp that's been disproven time and time again?

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u/smellsfishie Jun 28 '22

Especially in Asia and the Middle East right?

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u/Character_Bear_1059 Jun 28 '22

I was specifically talking about in America.

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u/Sjdillon10 Jun 27 '22

Everything about what america has done infuriates me. But i think what bothers me most is that other than the religious folk, it’s pretty unanimous pro choice. Even the right wingers i know who are atheist and very very upset over it. Like literally their own parties supporters (at least in my generation) disagrees. Pro life is the biggest propaganda of all time. Republicans care about babies until they take their first breath

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u/Culpa_Hansen Jun 27 '22

other than the religious folk

You say that like ~80% of the country isn't religious.

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u/Sjdillon10 Jun 27 '22

Extreme red Christians don’t. I wanna say majority of every other religion isn’t red. Given they want the Bible to run the country and not the Quran or Torah

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u/ImNOTaPROgames Jun 27 '22

And still people not following the path that works. Gandhi also free India from England but disobedience and ZERO violence... Why people don't gathering themselves and March for their rights and for what's right?

Because media manipulation likes to decide people, religions, believes, language, imaginary borders.... Everything to keep the mass in check to take control of who really runs the world.

Is just sad😔

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u/bge223-1 Jun 27 '22

believes, language, imaginary borders..

Absolute brainlet take lmao

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u/Ab47203 Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

Unfortunately a lot of the systems in America are sexist and would take years of politics bullshit to change so it's not going to happen as quickly as they did it. You also have to take into account the laws that are sexist to men that would be massively exacerbated if not dealt with at the same time. Equality isn't an overnight fix issue or it would've been done already. The states have shut down over inequality before.

Edit: apparently insults and harassment are the way to respond to my comment so cool. Thanks for that.

Edit 2: it says equality. Equality isn't just for women and if you think it is then you're sexist.

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u/Shoopdawoop993 Jun 27 '22

The US has equal pay laws.

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u/Ab47203 Jun 27 '22

And what about equal rights for custody? Assault? Sexual assault? Going to the fucking DOCTOR? Women get told they can't get a hysterectomy without their husband to this day and you're talking like an equal pay law fixed it all.

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u/uhohgowoke67 Jun 27 '22

And what about equal rights for custody?

This skews heavily in favor of women over men.

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u/Ab47203 Jun 27 '22

That was my POINT. Equality isn't a one way street and assuming it is means you're part of the problem. Equality needs fixes for both sides.

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u/uhohgowoke67 Jun 27 '22 Eureka!

Equality isn't a one way street and assuming it is means you're part of the problem. Equality needs fixes for both sides.

Right now we're fighting for women's rights because they've been disadvantaged for so long.

Saying "but what about men's rights" just shows that you are part of the problem just like people who kept saying "all lives matter".

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u/Ab47203 Jun 27 '22

And women have certain rights over men. You can't tip the boat over trying to tilt it upright and call that even. The issue is the laws on BOTH SIDES of this issue are fucked and everyone picks one side or the other and it's dividing the fuckin voice of the people. Divide and conquer is one of the oldest tactics in the world and not a single one of you see anything other than "that person is a piece of shit" when I bring this up so what's the fuckin point?

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u/uhohgowoke67 Jun 27 '22

Because you're basically yelling "all lives matter" all over again.

We all get that there's inequalities but right now we're fighting for the inequalities that women are experiencing.

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u/Ab47203 Jun 27 '22

And the inequalities that are making men disproportionately kill themselves don't matter to the point that ANYWHERE it gets brought up this is the reaction. Where the FUCK am I supposed to talk about it and not have people assume me saying "equality" means "I hate women"? Because that's what you've done this entire time.

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u/uhohgowoke67 Jun 27 '22

You can talk about it when women aren't going through the worst pain in their lives knowing they can't get abortions anymore and will be forced to have kids because contraceptives aren't something they want to use.

You can talk about it at a men's group.

You can talk about it to your best friends.

You can talk about it with your counselor.

You can do anything you want but discussing it here when women are going through something so traumatic isn't going to be met with sympathy just like when YT people kept screeching about "all lives matter".

Yes they do but we weren't talking about that at the time.

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u/emez3997 Jun 27 '22

ICEBREAKERS

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u/birbs3 Jun 27 '22

Apparently need the same for abortion right…should rock a sex out also fix this shit real quick

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u/1PapaJaxx Jun 27 '22

Culturally speaking (and admitting in advance I have zero qualms with being wrong) isn’t this consistent with Nordic history? The idea that women were equally capable and protected under the laws of the land. I feel like every television show always includes a scene where a woman’s right to xxx is assured so long as she wasn’t…you know property?

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u/10thDoctorHairGel Jun 27 '22

This also works in reverse. See California’s Day w/o and Immigrant.

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u/R53_ Jun 27 '22

Gotta admit, I initially thought this was related to the supermarket until reading further.

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u/js812123 Jun 27 '22

It's past fucking time...

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u/trashtaker Jun 27 '22

What does “highest gender equality in the world” mean?

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u/i-have-a-kuato Jun 27 '22

Equal pay scales, opportunities and essentially balancing out how each gender is treated

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u/trashtaker Jun 27 '22

Is that quantifiable tho?

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u/Ruenin Jun 27 '22

It is well past time here

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u/Signal-Ad-3594 Jun 27 '22

Ain’t no Vikings here dude

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u/Brother_bacchad Jun 27 '22

I think they did attempt this in the US but…most women didn’t listen or legitimately couldn’t because they needed the money, and those who did had such a negligible impact, nobody cared.

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u/WhatHappenedUSa Jun 28 '22

Shut it Down Ladies !!!

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u/718d Jun 28 '22

It's disgusting how all these narratives paint the situation as if all men in Iceland wanted women jailed or something. Who exactly voted to give them "equal rights" then?

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u/wd1966 Jun 28 '22

Weak ass men

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u/chinesiumjunk Jun 28 '22

We definitely need more female brick masons and house framers.

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u/Evilmaze Jun 28 '22

That's how it's done. Hit them where it hurts.

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u/Realistic_Work_5552 Jun 28 '22

There are people lining up to take any jobs that magically open up like this, and they gladly will. This site is exhausting.

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u/JASHIKO_ Jun 28 '22

These days it wouldn't matter what this issue is you'd never get enough people to come together and protest it. That's the geniusness of those who rule us. They have spent decades making sure we never come together to get rid of them.

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u/sancalisto Jun 28 '22

But the food though…went way downhill.

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u/GenericAnemone Jun 27 '22

Except that everyone would be fired because the oligarchs would rather do that than the right thing.

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u/Stlpitwash Jun 27 '22

You're not using the word oligarch correctly.

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u/Army-POG Jun 27 '22

Sounds like men needed to work more

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u/synchronistrychnyne Jun 27 '22

That escalated quickly

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