10 crusades.rtf - Politics of Motherhood Occupational segregation and its earnings gap squeeze \u2640 \u2022 VMB dependence on \u2642 breadwinner \u2022 vs \u2022

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Politics of Motherhood Occupational segregation and its earnings gap squeeze : VMB dependence on breadwinner vs. liberty, poverty, welfare % of families in poverty headed by more than doubles between late 1950s and late 1970s parallels doubling of rates of crime Disestablishment of VMB which provided ♂’s breadwinnings for ♀, tamed dogs/♂. Fears of starving angels/kids, untamed dogs NeoVictorian crusades on pARENThood Faith in impact of mom + dad on long-term development (ind.-frame view of childhood socialization) reversal of the povertysingle-parenting causal direction Crusades Rituals (rallies, meetings) solidarity. Demands include restrictions on others.
problem: poverty of ♀, kids VMB provides for ♀ consumer capitalism brought ads, to ♂, for ♀’s services outside of marriage. Playboy then printed objections to lifelong contracts. By mid-20th C., experiment in extended, noneconomic marriage ended in pushes for: easy divorce, gay rights, and ♀’s professionalism. ♀ who might have married Jerrys work pink collar (e.g., fast food) jobs instead, for low $. ♀, kids lose economic security over the 1970s-80s ... 2 crusades step up neoVictorian : Policies that favor ♀’s VMB homemaking, traditional ties, against ♂’s abandonment of family. feminist : Policies that favor ♀’s professional development, individual liberty, against ♂’s discrimination against ♀ in employment. Neglect of , and 2 replies managers vs. young ♀ professionals suitors and “milk” neoVictorian rejection of feminism as loosening leashes on dogs 2 kinds of crusaders Group situations shape worldviews, including crusaders’ frames/religiosity. 1970s-era pro-life/neoVictorian : more kids, less ed., familial rituals, pink-
collar jobs Consider a series of pro-life statements: One of the problems [of abortion], I think, is the further degradation of women in society. I think having abortion as an alternative — as a way out, I guess — makes it easier for men to exploit women than ever before. I think they are less inclined probably to take responsibility for their actions or to

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