The rest of the states only offer maternity or the minimal requirements of the law. In my opinion, I believe that all men should get paternity leave with pay. This could put a damper on the family’s financial situation, especially if the mother is not able to return to work for a long period of time or if it might be their only source of income. The father should be able to have a connection with their kid and they should be able to be there for the mother while she heals, rest, and completely recovers. So, should men get paid paternity leave?
Delphy and Leonard (1992) argued that the inequalities between partners in the home are a result of the fact that the head of the household is almost always male. This implies that men have more decision-making power, and are able to consume more of what the family earns, even if they are unemployed and it is the woman who is earning the money. They state that women, on the other hand, are expected to carry out domestic work without being paid. Marxist Feminists believe that the woman are a ‘reserve army’ of cheap labour in the family and they think that the family should be abolished along with the capitalist society that we live in.
Women in the Victorian era were dependent on their husbands financially and one third of all women in england still led a domestic housewife role (“Victoria’s Past”). Considering the fact that Lucretia did not hold a job shows that they did not hold a lower class social status. By leaving her husband Lucretia detaches any power and control that he had on her and liberates herself of the common role of
Marxists also believe that housewives are producing the next generation of the proletariat. This means that more people will be created to fill the jobs of the retiring proletariat. Marxists believe that the family cushions the main provider. This is similar to the functionalist "warm bath theory". After a hard day of being exploited by the bourgeoisie, the main provider, usually the male, will be comforted by his family the family are there to relieve the pressures so that he can go into work the next day feeling less stressed than when he left the evening before.
Love throughout the household A single parent home has some obvious disadvantages that could have a negative impact on anyone that is a member of that household. Children in the household should grow up with both a mother and a father. When kids grow up with single parents they tend to spend more time alone, which could allow them to engage in irresponsible behavior. A single parent will not be as involved in the children’s life as much because of work, or other responsibilities. A married couple could divide those responsibilities and schedule their work hours so that the kids hardly spend time alone.
Teresa Graham English 111-0DJ Oct. 19, 2011 Teresa Graham English 111-0DJ Oct. 19, 2011 Working but Still Living in Poverty Many Americans work full time jobs but are living in poverty because of the recession, rising food cost, and government cuts. These situations are making it hard for Americans to make it in everyday life. They have to even sometimes beg for food for their families. So many people living in the United States have full-time jobs but the pay is minimum wage. With the economy in the shape it is, it makes those full-time jobs seem like only part-time jobs.
For example, women used to do just domestic tasks and take care of their children at home and men were responsible to work very hard to bring money to their homes. Since then, the gender wage gap has affected women and men. Because of this fact, many companies think that women are not designed to do different kinds of tasks and they do not have the same skills as men. For example, men are more likely to have mechanical or computer skills and women are more likely to have nursing or childcare skills. Therefore, the gender wage gap affects women more than men because of the circumstances that happened in the past.
They say that family is vital for 4 things in society: the regulation of sexual activity, reproducing and raising children, educating or socialising society’s way of life to the younger members and being an economic unit with clear divisions of labour between genders. With the decline in the nuclear family, they will believe that these four functions will diminish and society will not function in an adequate way. Where liberal feminists would not be happy about the decline in nuclear families as they believe that increasing equality exists between men and women, radical and Marxist feminists would think that it is a good thing. Radical feminists argue that men benefit much greater than women within the family environment. They say that gender roles which are allocated within a family are accepted by the women, which then goes on to disadvantage them in later life when it comes to things such as employment.
Essay on the changing role of women as a consequence of WW1 Before 1914 Many women stopped at home and worked by doing the washing, sewing, and looking after their families, which were the normal activities of a housewife. Before WW1 just over half of all single women and one in seven married women worked outside the home to make money. The men were the breadwinners of the family, and were basically the boss; this was the way the hierarchy in the family was before 1914. Women in paid work weren’t treated the same as the male workers. There was a lot of sexist employers as most of them thought a ‘women’s place’ was in the home.
The courts may force the one spouse to pay alimony to the other spouse for a certain duration period after divorce to enable the spouse in need to find a job and gain some of the skills back. Many years ago it was more common for the man to pay alimony to his wife, but in today’s world women are becoming more financially secure and make up a large part of the work force and no longer devote their time to being the primary caretaker (Denolyn 56). Equal opportunity in the work force, equal education rights, and the ability to make your own decisions are some of the reasons alimony should not exist. Going to college and obtaining a degree is a key factor when it comes to finding a good job and a stable career. Before you get married you should have already completed high