@Megasus man now I totally want to do this.
@commanderbanana right? like, thanks, coming (as it invariably does) from a dude who voted for the dudes who took away my options to PREVENT myself from having them, that's helpful, I'll make sure to go back in time and punch you in the face right after I finish punching you in the face right now.
@large__marge yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup. Like, if things are this bad (or ok "bad") for upper-middle-class white women, how bad must they be for everybody else? I mean, I was sort-of-but-not-really kidding with the "why we need organized labor" comment further up, but seriously, maybe we should look at countries where women -- and men, actually, so that there's less stigma against men taking part in this work, which is in fact difficult friggin' work -- have actual childcare options, and maternity leave, and access to healthcare for themselves and their children, and means of preventing unwanted pregnancies, and actual sick and emergency leave, and reasonable working hours so that they can spend time with their children. If even the upper-middle-class white women don't have these things available to them, what the hell chance do the rest of us have?
@SarcasticFringehead I really like you.
@hallelujah I agree, but in fairness that's sort of my baseline.
@SarcasticFringehead ha ha ha oh god. as the kids say, I KNOW THAT FEEL
like seriously a lot of this seems to be, in many ways, at least as tied into the fucked up ways we think about labor and work in this country as it is into sexism? which, it's definitely about that too, because (among other things) lol the eternal gendering and corresponding undervaluing of affective labor, but some of those comments about everyone being too tired for domestic work and men wanting to spend some time at home, too, just also hit my "when can we have a socialist revolution already" button hard. idk my bff intersectionality, I guess?