Here is an absolutely funny situation that recently got aired on CNN; Senator Barack Obama orders a "presidential seal" that he uses for his podium during his campaign speeches. When I looked at the "presidential seal" however, I noted that the only similarity involved the Eagle. What of course CNN did not mention was why exactly Obama would order up such a seal in the first place. Would it be because his detractors have questioned both his being American and his patriotism? So now they get just as hysterical that he displays the American Eagle roughly similar to that of POTUS. There is a whole lot more difference between the POTUS seal and that of the presumptive nominee's seal however. I am certainly not going to fault Obama for having ambitions. I am cracking up over the various reactions.
Kathleen Parker was absolutely hilarious when she talked up gender differences when it came to house work and raising kids. Women, in her opinion, were simply far more nurturing and of course far more prone to doing the house work. How about that. But since the study that Ms. Parker was siting involved married couples only, how about us women with no kids. The men who live as bachelors. The single men who have to raise kids. That's a problem for Parker as she tries to debunk a social science study over why there isn't more of a division of labor for married couples.
Let me consider why, my mother worked as a nurse until retirement. She was hardly a "stay at home mom" even after she had kids. We kids, I suppose didn't always expect to find mom or dad (Kootenai County Deputy Sherriff) home all the time or to be greeted with cookies and milk and a super clean house. My parents both worked to pay the bills and put food on the table. I expect that they were the hidden struggling middle class where both parents had to work to make a go of it. Did dad sometimes do house work? Yeah, rarely. Because I truly think he needed someone to pick up and clean up after him instead of his doing for himself. So in this brief discussion of my history, perhaps I can say that I am an exception:
- I hate house work.
- I don't care for kids.
- I run a business.
So is the argument really not a generalized "gender argument" but rather of individuals on a case to case basis?