Friday, September 2, 2011


Time Magazine is war- mongering.

SHE -- a bit thick-waisted, in heels, with her mop like a flag -- looks resentful; HE -- holding the baby and baby's bottle -- looks compliant, and cooperative.

The magazines's managing editor, Richard Stengel, says "I'll wager that there is no one who is married and employed who does not have this conversation -- heck an argument -- with his spouse about who does more at home and at the office."

Hey, Rick Stengel, c'mon, that's out of date!

War between the sexes? Why sell it now? Why feed us baloney on how it's more so, worse so now, and who's winning, and why?

What's the purpose of encouraging this focus on the numbers, the theories, psychological, sociological mumbo-jumbo that explains why males and females are different, and who's working harder, earning more, and do they deserve it?

The various take-off-your-clothes issues are well-covered by movies and television, and pop performers, who are demonstrating wildly, passionately, how to be uninhibited, utterly crude, grunting, screaming, dancing -- shimmy-shimmying their way to way-way over the top acting that's rocks us, socks us in the gut -- oh boy, does it ever!

Males and females in relationships -- legal, illegal, gay, straight, AC-DC or any variation thereof, aren't arguing about who does more work. They might argue/discuss who pays the bills, but that's just like talking about the weather.

Maybe it's good sign, maybe things are getting back to normal -- maybe there's no shocking latest horror, scandal, lies, cheating, thievery, slander to tout -- nothing we ignore except war horrors, and war is in that Do-Nothing-Arena where we do nothing but attack the White House for doing nothing, or attack the Republicans for building Do- Nothing into an sky-high, insurmountable wall.

I am bored with this baloney. I wrote a post about this nine months ago -- peruse Sheconomy Versus Heconomy 12/6/10.


Anonymous said...

Dear Em: The writer of this Time magazine article needs to take a vacation and get a grip on reality. I am tired of articles,ads, and shows trying to escalate that there is an increase in He-She wars. I read your previous post and agree with you...bunch of baloney!
Time needs to turn a new leaf or in other words-come up with a more "today" cover topic of interest to read...not boring!
kam kathleen mcgee

eddie rotten said...

Relationships are transparent these days anyway. There is no wholesomeness or sacredness left for media to question because it's all but been ripped away from marriage. The audacity that people 'dare' question a couples importance against each other is shameful to say the least. Unlike what youth and adults alike are taught today about the wonders of being in a 'marriage of convenience', there are still some of us out here who are married for love and passion. In the end, if you love your spouse, does it matter who makes more or whose changed more diapers? Great topic Em. ;)

Carola said...

I don't know about he/she wars, but I do know in my circle the women tend to do more housework, although there is always a balance of overall chores.