there does seem to be such a focus on WOMEN in relation to whether they choose to work or have babies. Personally I don't think emancipation of women can occuur without the corresponding emancipation of men - that is, when it is equally as acceptable for a man to be the stay at home carer rather than eliciting the response "is he a bludger or something? how come HE's not the breadwinner? He must be a bit of a nancy". Also, the role of carer/housekeeper needs to be valued a lot more.
A workmate told me the story of living in South Africa as a child.. They always had a maid who they paid the going rate and her mum was always praising the maids work which she said was definitely worth the wage they carefully budgetted for. it wasn't until my workmate was grown up that her mother revealed that she was the housekeeper - very clever woman
And if that guy thinks women who don't want childrne are more fun, he should meet me. I never wanted kids, but even as a teenager I was described as 13 going on 40. I would debate the politics/legalities of school rules with grade co-ordinators, have strict moral/ethical objections to nominating myself for student council (if I was worthy, someone else would nominate me) and actually chose academic topics for free choice activities!!!
Even now I am a rule follower, rarely drink and don't particularly like going out due to the loud music and idiotic drunk people. And I'm 24.
But even though I am a bit of a tee-totaller, I have my own quirky sense of humour, and love a range of activities that make me a good friend of a number of people. The same goes for any person.
Anyway, that's my meandering response over.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!
"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"
"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"