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  •  socialist revolution might be JobOne and not short (9+ / 0-)
    So short of a socialist revolution tomorrow, what are some policies that can seriously attack the underlying problem instead of just accepting the idea that all we can work for is upward mobility for a few women?
    Proposed Solutions:

    1. End tax breaks for marriages.
    2. Limit on amount people can inherit.
    3. Provide free universal daycare from age two on.
    4. Pass family leave policies.
    5. Take a note from the Venezuela handbook and develop local communal councils for economic planning for local social services where women are the major decision makers.
    6. Raise the minimum wage.
    7. Encourage unionization.
    8. End occupational segregation.

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013

    by annieli on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 05:19:22 PM PDT

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    •  I'm all for a socialist revolution, but since we (6+ / 0-)

      are not there yet, I want the kind of "reforms" we suggest to be sufficiently transformative so that they get us on the road instead of holding us back.

      •  ideas (0+ / 0-)

        1. get rid of legal marriage all together. it's immediate equality.  What interest does the government really have in knowing who you're regular bed partner is anyway? The tax breaks were originally to help ease the burden of having kids. People casually have kids outside of marriage now. Marriage used to equal kids.. not so much anymore

        2. would that include property? I'm fairly certain the rich would figure away around it away through trusts, etc.

        3. I can't say I'm in love with the idea. Children should be raised by their parents, especially in their tender ages.

        4. already exists.

        5. no. we're looking for gender equality, not female supremacy.

        6. okay

        7. how to do it in a global environment?

        8. occupational segregation is often the choice of individual men and women. There was an awesome documentary by someone in Sweden that showed that women in western democracies actually choose jobs in healthcare, education, childcare, psychology, etc because they are free to make that choice.. Women from poorer parts of the world like India will often choose what is traditionally male jobs in the west because that's all there is.

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