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  1. Alcestis Eshtemoa

    The problem is that before modernity big corporations and multinational corps who employed a lot of people (think millions of workers), and serving billions of customers, didn’t exist on a wide scale.

    Modernity = Divorce between labour/work and the household

    It was not a coincidence that after the British industrial revolution finished (starting mid 1700s and finishing early 1800s), when after the home and work was divorced, with the father informally absent from the household (working outside of the home long distance for long time periods) that we had feminism gaining life during that time, with the mother the last entity at home (it wasn’t a mistake that patriarch was called the head of the household).

    There used to be small home businesses, mom and pop shops and whatnot. Now it’s a few giant entities in most areas (whether it be tech or food or clothing).

    Though with the homeschooling movement picking up in more traditional and Orthodox Christian streams, and even homebirths, that maybe small to moderate home businesses will arise once again.

  2. Alcestis Eshtemoa

    I’m from the blog Traditional Christianity by the way.

  3. Alcestis Eshtemoa

    Also most working females are not female CEOs of megacorps and most men are not Barack Obama (President of the USA) or Bill Clinton. Most working female parents have low incomes, like their husbands/boyfriends (aka babby daddies), though with feminism destroying lower class families, more and more of them are ending up as single moms, with their boyfriends and significant others dedicating themselves to a life of crime and violence.

  4. Mike43

    “Second, the fact that Mayer is now a working parent who works really hard at her job is likely something that militated against the existing policy, rather than for it. Mayer is an example of a non-telecommuting worker (she can’t really do her job telecommuting), who likely has less interest in the morale, efficiency, and balance reasons that other workers offer in support of widespread telecommuting. ”

    But if she’s the CEO; shouldn’t that mean that she should do what’s best for the company? Not that with which she has less empathy for?

    I’m confused, I thought male CEOs were severely chastised for their lack of sympathy? Now, this lady with a baby gets a pass.

    No wonder I wanted to stay in all male combat units. At least you knew which direction the bullets were coming from.

  5. Cail Corishev

    I think one aspect of this is that women are much more interested in the social life of the office than men are. When offices were full of men, men went and did their job, then stopped at a bar on the way home for their winding down and socializing. When women moved into the offices, they brought along pot-lucks, birthday parties, dress-like-a-whatever days, and the like. You can’t have that social stuff if your workers aren’t there.

    A big tech company like Yahoo would have started out as a handful of male nerds who enjoy an office birthday party about as much as dental work, but as such companies get bigger and need more HR and other support services and everything becomes more corporate and political, they get more women, so there’s more pressure for these social aspects. I’m not surprised that a woman CEO — for this reason and the others you gave — is making a point of getting everyone into the office.

    1. Cail Corishev

      To put it another way: the kind of people who enjoy working in an office, just don’t trust the kind of people who don’t. There’s something suspicious about someone who doesn’t want to come out and play.

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