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M Sinclair Stevens
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It's not as bad as you think, it's worse. Republicans abhorrence of truth and facts will not allow them to see what they have done. Shame and ridicule work, use them.
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Portals and Passages: Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba
Dateline: 2017-04-04.
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Women Work: But Don't Get Paid, Much
WTF, Netflix? Claire Foy WAS this show.
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Women Work: Inequality in Pay Results in Inequality in Retirement
Economist were talking about this 40 or 50 years ago. Yet the inequality remains unaddressed because we still expect women's labor to go uncompensated.

From the article...
"These troubles can be particularly hard on women. That’s in part because they typically receive lower benefits than men do. In 2014, older women received on average $4,500 less annually in Social Security benefits than men did. They received lower wages when they worked, which leads to smaller monthly checks from Social Security. They also are more likely to take time off from work to care for children or aging parents, which translates to less time contributing to Social Security and thus lower monthly benefit amounts."

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/02/pensions-safety-net-california/553970/
This is a compelling and beautiful photographic image. But the story it tells is not so beautiful.The unpaid work that women do is one of the most central and most profound issues facing women around the world today. We no longer live in a world where it can be argued that the work women do at home, if they choose to stay at home rather than enter the workplace, is theoretically and philosophically of the same value as their partner's salary-paid work outside the home.

Theory and philosophy and appreciation don't fatten a bank account. Women who lose their partners, either from divorce or death, and who have been out of the workforce cannot catch up financially to their paid partners. They and their children often tumble down into the cruel world of poverty and financial struggle. It becomes difficult to go back to school to make themselves competitive, let alone re-enter the workforce at a decent salary.

It is one thing to say that the work women do at home is valuable. It is quite another to admit, realize and confront the financial inequity that results from women spending their entire lives doing work that does not provide them with financial security, that does not acknowledge that work is work, and that work should be remunerated, not just philosophically appreciated.

Even more disturbing, the skills - and they are skills - that women use at home to organize their partners' and their families' lives are not seen as valuable skills in the workforce, yet the application of those same skills are necessary to the smooth functioning of any business. Too often when these women re-enter the workforce it is in supporting roles, as assistants, PAs, secretaries, receptionists, the same perceived supporting roles they work in at home with their partners. They are perceived to be second chair, second string, rather than first chair, first string. 

I would like to see a poll of families where the working partner pays the stay at home partner for their work. How many do that? How many working partners take seriously the financial security of their mate? Or do they see the relationship as one of dominance and dependency? Do they truly value the 'work' done by the stay at home partner? And what does it mean to 'value' a partner.

I would like to see such a poll.

In the meanwhile, a few articles and the statistics on women, work, divorce, and the economic impact on children:

After Divorce 44% of Women Fell Into Poverty:
http://primacyofreason.blogspot.com/2011/05/in-depth-study-after-divorce-44-of_31.html

Marriage and Povery:
http://www.familyfacts.org/briefs/8/marriage-and-poverty

Children of Divorce More Likely to Live in Poverty:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/25/divorce-poverty-children-census_n_936896.html

After Divorce Women Rebound Faster But Stay in Poverty:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brendan-lyle/after-divorce-women-rebou_1_b_1970733.html

Children of Divorce More Likely to Be Poor:
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2011/08/25/children-of-divorce-more-likely-to-be-poor/

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Social Decay
Interesting conception of social media. Artistically conveys my present attitude.
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theme: hovering/gliding (not flying)
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Obit: Jóhann Jóhannsson
I'm really sad to learn this. His music made Sicario and Arrival for me...otherwise, I would not have liked them half as much.
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Gender Determinism: Job Loss For the Simply Decorative
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