Monday, September 24, 2012

Talking Points 4

Society is really not at all dissimilar to high school. It's the same thing. It's wanting to belong, it's wanting to hang on to a group that you feel is the privileged group …It's simply a matter of feeling like you belong and that in a way is an affirmation of your existence.

— David Patrick Columbia, society columnist

I've seen clips from the film people like us by PBS in high school and reading about it made me remember how much I didn't like it.  But I've always remembered the comparison of our economic classes and high schools, because it's true.  We want what we don't have.  Although we don't like to talk or think about it, social classes and social hierarchy are all around us and aren't going anywhere.

When asked how the economic inequity is a feminist issue, just look at the obvious reasons... men are still paid more then women.  Why?  Some say become women need to be the mothers, at least thats what the NYtimes says in this article:

1 comment:

  1. I don't think women should be paid less because they need to be mothers, that makes no sense. Anyway being a mother is hard work too.