oommen at brazil.psych.purdue.edu
Wed May 25 13:56:59 EST 1994
In article <01HCR1S0S0W2HSJTQ7 at CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU> AZPIROZ at CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU writes:
>OK, Janet Ott. You believe:"I find it
>interesting that this discussion is splitting along gender lines. The
>guys all feel it's unfair and exploitative to share a position, and the
>women all feel it's fine as long as the couple is content. Cathy
>Quinones is right - if they agree to the position, then it's fine. What
>are you guys worried about really? "sharing?" Having "only half a
>position?" Not being in "full control?"
>Sorry. Most guys on this network don't feel that way. Maybe you have
>experience with someone like that on a daily basis. But, hey, I'm just a
>guy. What do I know about exploitation? How dare I think my opinion is
>valid -I have no experience.
>P.S. Suppose a guy wrote that maybe the reason women thought sharing was OK
>was because they feel they can't hack it alone, and are afraid to have their
>own job? That is the mirror-image argument to your hypothesis on my motives.
>Dangerous, is it not?
And here's one woman who does *not* feel that sharing a position is fine.
I feel that it is certainly exploitative to the woman and the man. If
both are good at their work, then they should get from the employer what
they deserve. Why should being married or being part of a couple have
such high costs?
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