Possible petition to the government
Reflection, April 14 7:30pm
When a friend mentioned idea of stay at home moms listing their work on their resume when they return to workforce:
You know what would be just as good as having stay at home moms who return to workforce list their “stay at home” experience and hours on their resume…if the government actually encouraged “stay at home moms to stay for their lifetime” and deposited like at least the minimum wage into every mother’s bank account until their last child reaches age of 18 (they would be depositing the mimimum wage for every child up to two children)….
And also minimum wage for every daughter who took care of her parent or parents (inlaws etc) after the parents’ retirement age….
then we wouldn’t look to these child care centers etc alone as work for women who do enjoy that kind of work…and quality of time and resources allocated per child, woman and elderly will actually increase!
I wonder if that would be practical, haven’t thought this idea through…but seems like a good way to structure and establish foundation for society and future generations
Hmmm but that would change the face of careers and salaries altogether I think but that’s a nice social idea. Too collectivist for american society perhaps lol.
hahah its probably too much for any society at this time…first of all what a mother does is priceless…so in the short run I see it as an insult, personally, that we’re even having this discussion
but it would be nice if either of our ideas were actually implemented
i guess we can start by kind of doing our part to make sure we’re viewed and treated “properly” by each other and the people in our lives to begin with (and of course our own mothers…continue to try our best to appreciate them)
When I attempt to discuss this with my dad, he goes on to negate this completely by saying “its part of human relations” what a mother does isn’t considered service. more than 80% population will opt to stay at home and be lazy.
“you’re the only person on this earth who probably has these kinds of ideas”
“lonely, desperate women, increased crime rates” etc
He also mentioned there was a husband (who was filthy rich, “only filthy rich get these ideas”)
started paying his wife for taking care of the kids as a stay at home mom.
Businesses (safeway, apple, target) are middle-men. Corporations etc are the lazy ones who live off of others’ hard work.
Men expect and take it for granted to be “paid” and be the “providers”
Not all women want to be “housewives” or “stay at home moms for life” and not all men want to be “bread-winners” and stay in the same career for their entire life.
Who owned the stars before this century? Was there a time when land, water, air, fire, ether wasn’t anybody’s property?
Is this not the century where parts of the world now are selling “oxygen”!
If this is your idea of a perfect society then go ahead and do things the way they are…Our world is insane for expecting different results when our attitudes, assumptions, opinions, faith or lack thereof, is that of blind followers and egoistic, self-serving hypocrites…