How exactly does capitalism undermine women?
Inspired by this quote from Mama Outlaw on a recent question: " [...] culture is still dominated by influences (patriarchy, capitalism, Christianity in most of its expressions) that undermine women." Okay, patriarchy and Christianity I can understand, it's obvious. But capitalism?! How does private ownership of the means of production harm women? I see that Mama Outlaw has starred this question. Please answer if you read this, I'd like a further explanation of what you said there. @Capone: I'm not the kind of person that would be able to quote from a Bible with too much precision, but if I recall correctly, there were a few quotes from Apostle Paul in the 2nd Epistle to Corinthians (?) about how relationships between men and women should look like. @David: I'm not the kind of scoundrel that gives TDs to someone's answers based on their previous answers. Once in a blue moon even The Man receives a TU from me. @BEC: As any atheist, I wouldn't go around claiming Fred Phelps-like absurdities like "God hates women", since I don't believe in the existence of that god. But. From what Christian writings I've read, Christianity requires wives' submission to their husbands and women covering their heads in most circumstances, and discouraged women in the roles of teachers and of, well, everybody that dares to express her own opinion. @Mama Outlaw: I asked the question hoping that you'll further explain your point of view. At the first glance it makes no sense.
Asked By: Always Right - 7/13/2010
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Capitalism, as it is practiced today in the U.S. and by U.S. companies, is harmful to nearly everybody, actually--though most seriously to people with little power or money to begin with. Corporate capitalism, in particular, exploits workers by putting them in dangerous situations for very little pay. The workers who... More
Answered By: Bee - 7/13/2010
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Answered By: Kayla - 7/13/2010
Sorry my friend, how does modern Christianity undermine women. The New Testament teaches that women and men are equal before God. Different in function, but equal in value. And when it comes to capitalism, the Old Testament frowns upon the lazy person who does not develop their God given talents. Some of the most... More
Answered By: Capone - 7/13/2010
That tells you where her head is at...remember this in her future answers...
Answered By: David - 7/13/2010
Why do you think the richest people in the world are all men? They all earned it? Nothing was ever handed to any of them? If so think again. All the world's natural resources are in the hands of a select group of men. That includes, oil, coal, gold, steel, narcotics. You name it- a man somewhere owns it. For that... More
Answered By: This American Life - 7/13/2010
You know what's funny I didn't know what capitalism was until just now when I looked it up. I don't really bother with political labels of any kind.. But capitalism in my opinion doesn't undermine anyone really.
Answered By: ☠Die Tuefelin☠ - 7/13/2010
It's simply, really... More
Answered By: Know It All - 7/13/2010
It undermines women like mama outlaw because it forces people to work and to take responsibility for their own actions.
Answered By: Dr M - 7/13/2010
The patriarchy is a myth... More
Answered By: Canadian Christian *formerly BEC - 7/13/2010
I'm listening attentively. Edit. I really do want to hear what others have to say and what they (think they) know. One person thinks capitalism is a political label. Others don't say why it's good, but show some indignation that I say it's bad. Only Bee answered the question.
Answered By: Mama Outlaw - 7/13/2010
I think she forgot to mention it harm both sexes, seeing as both men and women work and males do work more dangerous careers. But we know feminists, it's only women being harmed that is bad because the evil white middle-class male created capitalism.
Answered By: Roger - 7/13/2010
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