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  •  Semi snark or not, one of the problems of working (0+ / 0-)

    women and credit is the tendency of those extending credit to look at the lives of women over against men, and devalue the women because of those lives. When I was in law school, one of the respected professors genuinely posted a proposal about student grants and loans in which he said flat out that women should receive lower grants and loans because they would earn less out in the marketplace, and therefore have less with which to pay them back. When I was working, and they had to pick someone to lay off, I went because my competitor supported a family, and I had a husband who would support me. I am not surprised in this marketplace where you can lose credit for not using it enough, no such thing as putting the credit card in the drawer until things get better anymore because they will cancel it if you do, it is not surprising that they use an interruption in a woman's work life, which may be paid fully as many limited time pregnancy/delivery period maternity leaves are on full pay, because, God forbid, the family may decide that she should stay home or apply for reduced hours to take care of Junior, or she might have complications which would mean she would be off work after the full pay period terminated. No thought of any effect on the man's earnings, of course. A woman's earnings when she is not single and alone, and must work, are simply not treated as being as reliable as those of her partner. Oddly enough in the old days, I was expecting No. 2 when we closed on our mortgage and nothing was said then about any risk of my not working quickly enough thereafter, but now things are different and women are riskier, I guess. My old law school professor may not have been as wrong as I thought about the marketplace.

    •  Hey my mom could not... (0+ / 0-)

      get a credit card or car in her name until the 1980s...so we are making progress...

      Obama - Change I still believe in

      by dvogel001 on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 07:55:27 PM PDT

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