I once had a guys tell me that the reason that there is unemployment in the world it’s because women get the jobs from men and don’t stay home.
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BOTH OF MY PARENTS ARE INTO THIS THEORY
actually this is partially true according to certain theories, but let me explain. Before capitalism, the work that men and women due were held relatively equal in regard, even if those tasks were very different (this doesn’t mean there wasn’t a patriarchy). However, the plague came along and killed some enormous percentage of the population and whether this was intentional or not, the view of the woman shifted to someone who could supply more labor (children) and only that. This was done by taking away any power a woman had over her body and this view was enforced via the witch hunts which targeted women whose sexual activity did not result in a child (why do you think witches are known as baby killers?). So here comes the system of capitalism which was developed in a society where women weren’t even acknowledged to be a part of the system of labor and it continued to function this way for several centuries. Compared to the amount of time capitalism has been around, the amount of time women have been in the work force has only been a fraction of that. Within the past 50 years the population of willing workers has almost doubled and the system could not accommodate this change. I’m not saying that women entering the work force is a bad thing because obviously that’s not true, its merely indicative of the many flaws of capitalism.
If you want to read more about this theory, I recommend starting on page 44 and reading through the chapter labelled “The Accumulation of Labor and the Degradation of Women”