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Other than a sperm donor, what’s a men’s only job?
@ecfresh Example will be like certain military occupations (i. e. certain spec op positions). That's one that comes to mind. I see women do construction too, which is fine.
I’m not a military expert. Why can’t a woman have a spec op position?
@ecfresh Military has a thing called "standards" - some of them are physical standards (ie X amount of Pullups/Pushups done with strict full range of motion - no cheating like doing "girl" push ups etc.)Women have to be able to meet these standards that were meant for guys only. They shall not shortchange those standards just because women want to enter a particular occupation. Combat MOS's are physically and mentally demanding, especially Spec Op roles. The training pipeline had been dominated by males only. Very rarely you hear females making it through the pipeline. That does not mean that women are incapable. But that particular Military role was designed by men, for men
Thanks. Yes I am aware of standards and do agree that it’s rare that a woman makes it through the pipeline for specific Spec Op roles. As you explained it’s a physical standard that few men and women can achieve. Appreciate you clarifying this. I asked because I didn’t know if there was a specific profession that was purely male.
@ecfresh I mean everyone has potential to do anything. I do believe a lot of jobs can be done by both genders. I mean it's good to have evolved from women only being the caretakers of the house to actually working individuals
I know it’s a fine point but hey it’s GaG so I might as well go for it.Yes equality of opportunity makes sense, we both agree. The phrase ‘men’s work’ used for this question or a ‘mans job’ as you originally stated can be interpreted in a few ways. For example I can remember being around 10 years old in my family room and the television show had just made a joke about something domestic being ‘women’s work’. A few minutes later my mom asked me to help her fold the laundry and out of my mouth came ‘no mom, laundry is women’s work’... ya let’s just say for the next two weeks I folded a lot of laundry.So words matter, interpretation matters. Occupations such as the military, working on an oil rig, industrial fishing and others tend to be male dominated professions because as we agreed there are high physical demands and they are very risky. Likewise healthcare, childcare, and other professions seem to be female dominated. But to label them as women’s work or men’s work seems to narrow that equality of opportunity as another 10 year old boy who might want to be a nurse could hear thats ‘women’s work’ and find it a roadblock.
@ecfresh Yes sir. I realized my post was talking in absolutes. I'm actually glad that I didn't indicate all jobs are and shall be patriarchal in my post
Did you cry while typing this? Just curious.
@77gnat I'm a conservative. Conservatives never cry. We cause others to cry.
Except when you cry? Like when you typed that?
@77gnat You seem to be having an emotion moment, dude. I don't have a tissue, but maybe use your sleeve.
Oh you're still crying. Cool
@77gnat Maybe when you start shaving we can talk. In the meantime, carry tissues in your purse. :)
Oh wow still bawling. Nice!
@77gnat Did I hear something from you, emo-man? Were you still whining over there? Your makeup okay? Did you chip a nail? :)
Oh wow! little fella still crying? Snowflake trumpies are a sad bunch indeed.
Lol just noticed the start shaving thing. Can't read numbers? Lololol
@77gnat Take the last word. You need it. You seem a little emo. :)
Congrats on the upcoming nuptials. As the breadwinner, what’s her career and what’s yours?
@ecfresh She works at Nike and I work at a mall
Nice! Sounds like when you all have children between you they will have good shoes and clothes. With the recent espn documentary I assume Air Jordan’s are making a comeback. Cheers
@ecfresh We are not planning to have children but we do have furbabies who we treat like if they are children