Tuesday, May 7, 2013 11:01:36 AM
McGrendel, I was the one who said the sexists were thoroughly routed, not Angillon. And seeing as I posted this link, it's obvious that I`m referring to people like Madduck as the ultimate sexist bigots.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 9:14:43 AM
Megrendel- when I started work there had been an equal pay act for about eight years, but men had different job titles and were paid about 20% more than women for the same job. They have amended that now - but I gave it as an example of how recently women were legally second class citizens. Around 150 years ago (no time at all really) middle class women had to be innocent children on the surface, but tough leaders in private- with no legal recourse- their husbands word was law. It takes time for attitudes to change, it takes time for the law to change, and it takes time to even things out. The best analogy I know is this- if you have a 1000meter running race with two contestants - one runs normally and the other has one leg tied up behind them. If you let them run for a minute then unbind that runner they will not be close to catching up by the end. You either let the race go on for long enough to even out- or give the other a handicap.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 6:16:13 AM
Angilion-"The Egyptian influence on medieval English law was indirect and tenuous"
The point was, of course, that all civilizations have been influenced by those that came before it.
Angilion-"The sexists have been thoroughly routed here."
What sexists? Are you calling anyone with enough common sense that realizes the 'gender wage gap` is a fabricated fallacy?
Back when I worked a job where several people worked the same job classification, if a woman worked the same classification as a man, she got paid the same. The ONLY variances I`ve seen in wage was due to seniority, and worked in both directions (women with more seniority than me made more, less than me made less).
The only earnings variances I saw was due to the overtime worked by the individual (and yes, we had a girl who refused any overtime, then thought it was unfair that her annual earnings was less...but then, she was an idiot).
Monday, May 6, 2013 11:25:10 PM
I was off to bed angillion- but law is a fluid thing. Women where in effect chattels by about 1750- their property transferred to their husband on married and they did not have a right to their children in they separated ( check dates- just up) they had to give up work upon marriage well into the 20th century, Equal pay had to wait until 1970, marital rape was legal until 1980...