Girls would rather be housewives


B00Mer
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Girls would rather be housewives



It has been nearly a century since Emily Pankhurst organised a parade of 30,000 women to encourage employers to allow women to take over men's jobs during the First World War.

But Emily and the Suffragettes' efforts appear somewhat wasted when it comes to teenagers in 2008.
Young girls today would rather be housewives than engineers, a survey has found.

In a poll of more than 500 girls aged 13-18, just four per cent of girls dream of being an engineer while a surprising 12 per cent said they want to grow up to be a housewife.

Girls are put off because such careers "don't sound glamorous" and a similar number said they were "jobs for boys."

In a world that seems to promote idleness, revered celebrities such as royal WAG Kate Middleton and heiress Paris Hilton send girls the message that you don't necessarily need a job to make millions or bag yourself a prince.

The most popular career choice was modelling followed by acting and refreshingly, more than a quarter want to be teachers and just under a quarter want to be a lawyer or journalist.

The survey was carried out by Noise (New Outlooks in Science & Engineering), which aims to attract more young people into science-based careers.

The survey polled 506 13-18 year-olds in August this year.


Read more: Women would rather be housewives than engineers | Mail Online
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Personally, I think most women want to be kept by some filthy rich sugar-daddy.
Last edited by B00Mer; May 4th, 2014 at 09:08 PM..
 
eh1eh
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I'd rather be a housewife.
 
QuebecCanadian
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#3
Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Women would rather be housewives



It has been nearly a century since Emily Pankhurst organised a parade of 30,000 women to encourage employers to allow women to take over men's jobs during the First World War.

But Emily and the Suffragettes' efforts appear somewhat wasted when it comes to teenagers in 2008.
Young girls today would rather be housewives than engineers, a survey has found.

In a poll of more than 500 girls aged 13-18, just four per cent of girls dream of being an engineer while a surprising 12 per cent said they want to grow up to be a housewife.

Girls are put off because such careers "don't sound glamorous" and a similar number said they were "jobs for boys."

In a world that seems to promote idleness, revered celebrities such as royal WAG Kate Middleton and heiress Paris Hilton send girls the message that you don't necessarily need a job to make millions or bag yourself a prince.

The most popular career choice was modelling followed by acting and refreshingly, more than a quarter want to be teachers and just under a quarter want to be a lawyer or journalist.

The survey was carried out by Noise (New Outlooks in Science & Engineering), which aims to attract more young people into science-based careers.

The survey polled 506 13-18 year-olds in August this year.


Read more: Women would rather be housewives than engineers | Mail Online
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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Personally, I think most women want to be kept by some filthy rich sugar-daddy.

Uh...they didn't ask my girls.
 
lone wolf
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#4
...or mine
 
B00Mer
#5
...and like proud parents you'll bloviate the facts.

They did a survey and I'm sure they selected a variant of different kinds of teen girls, from different backgrounds.
 
QuebecCanadian
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#6
What I'd like to know is why the options are Engineer or housewife. Why do these girls need to "bag a prince"? Mine will be taught to do whatever makes them happy while making sure they can stand on their own 2 feet. Then they can choose to share their lives with a prince or a pauper or even a princess ...or not.

Then the headline should say girls and not women.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by QuebecCanadianView Post

Then the headline should say girls and not women.

As per your request..
 
QuebecCanadian
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

As per your request..

LOL, you have to teach me how to do that!
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by QuebecCanadianView Post

LOL, you have to teach me how to do that!

Just edit your original post and "Go Advanced"
 
gopher
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#10
Though retired as a softball coach, I still attend many high school games. As usual such games are attended by many girls and I often hear them conversing about their future plans. Many, indeed, do say they want to be housewives - but modern day housewives. In other words, the type who can work from home while raising families. Unlike the past there are many career opportunities today where girls and women (and even some men) can work from home. This helps people avoid traffic snarls and other difficulties of modern urban life. Therefore, I am not surprised that many girls today want to stay home - but it would be more accurate to say they prefer to work from home rather than be the Ozzie & Harriet type housewife of 1960s television.
 
taxslave
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#11
I like to be in housewives. Does that count as a career choice?
 
Locutus
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#12

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B00Mer
#13
Love that song, easy listening Locutus.. Thanks
 
Twila
#14
When I was 13 I wanted to be a goat farmer. When I was 15 I just wanted out of my parents house (I did leave) by 18 I was a hair stylist and just wanted to sleep in.

I wonder if many parents talk with (not to, with) their kids about career possibilities? Mine never really did, at least not talk WITH me. Lots of lectures about what would happen if I didn't "knuckle down".
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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#15
I am disturbed by the high number who want to be lawyers.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post


I wonder if many parents talk with (not to, with) their kids about career possibilities? .

Mine did. Navy or Marines? lol
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Mine did. Navy or Marines? lol

I got lectures. The most common theme was "if you continue on the way you're going, you'll end up being put away" I had no idea what they meant.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

I got lectures. The most common theme was "if you continue on the way you're going, you'll end up being put away" I had no idea what they meant.

put away? my god...
 
talloola
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didn't speak to my girls either.

being a stay at home wife also containes a very important task, and that is raising the children, nurturing
them, loving them, and guiding them along the way.

that can be done along with part time work, working from the home.

being a housewife doesn't mean sitting at the neighbours drinking coffee all day and gossiping,
but that aspect does exist.

smart women have many abilities which include being at home with their children, much can be
learned at home, and the smart mothers pass that intelligence on to their children.

the word housewife is an old one, And the stigma attached to that name doesn't really exist
any longer, as well as the word.

if many girls want to remain at home that is fine, they can be productive people while at home,
with all of the technology of today right there with them.

i taught my daughters to read starting at the age of three with a manual machine i purchased with
enclyclopedias, but today that process would be much more efficient, as there were no computers
back then.

but after saying that, they 'all' started school able to do phonics and read quite well. one
teacher actually told me i had interferred with the school program, and i should not have done
that, well, she and i had quite a long chat, along with the principal, and all was well after that,
three of my four daughters skipped a grade along the way, the fourth was a late in the year
birthday, and the choice was not to skip her ahead, which i agreed with.

there are many many different types of stay at home wives/mothers, and the word housewife should
be scrapped.

many women would love to be at home, but financial necessities donot allow that
to happen, not many families can live these days on 'one' income.
 
MHz
#20
Housewife with broadband and a credit card with no limit. Who wouldn't want to stay at home?
It should only take 3% of the population to keep 97% of the population living in the lap of luxury. We have a ways to go before we aren't just struggling to survive.
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

put away? my god...


My parents were at their wits end by the time I became a teenager. My oldest sister was a sociopath/pathelogical liar and I was the quiet one who had some very dangerous habits and friends. My parents were from the generation that believed everything could be fixed with the right punishment.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

My parents were at their wits end by the time I became a teenager. My oldest sister was a sociopath/pathelogical liar and I was the quiet one who had some very dangerous habits and friends. My parents were from the generation that believed everything could be fixed with the right punishment.

wow, a rough go for the whole family
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

My parents were at their wits end by the time I became a teenager. My oldest sister was a sociopath/pathelogical liar and I was the quiet one who had some very dangerous habits and friends. My parents were from the generation that believed everything could be fixed with the right punishment.

Are you saying you are marriage material similar to the girl in Europe that was kelp as a sex-slave for her father? I don't see the anniversaries hitting double digits but the ride won't be boring.
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

Are you saying you are marriage material similar to the girl in Europe that was kelp as a sex-slave for her father? I don't see the anniversaries hitting double digits but the ride won't be boring.

Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

Are you saying you are marriage material similar to the girl in Europe that was kelp as a sex-slave for her father? I don't see the anniversaries hitting double digits but the ride won't be boring.

Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean.

Uh, me neither dude. Please do explain.
 
Sal
#26
I have a much better idea; make a lot of money, choose a partner, retire at 28, hire a maid, a driver, a cook, a nanny, a grounds person and a pool boy.

Life will be good.
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

wow, a rough go for the whole family

Yep, it was. I survived. I have character and I know better now. Others had it far rougher then I did. That's life, eh?
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Yep, it was. I survived. I have character and I know better now. Others had it far rougher then I did. That's life, eh?

it is life...no one knows what goes on behind closed doors or what a kid is trying to cope with

in high school there was a grade 9 er who latched onto me... I was the same age as one of her sisters... there were 3 girls in the family...they were beautiful exotic dark haired girls and very very rich

she was the youngest and had cutting problems which I had NO clue about at the time, but I did know intuitively that it indicated BIG, Big problems and I was the kind of kid who would just listen. It gave me a new awareness because I had big issues of my own at home, just not like that.. looking back on it later I was fairly horrified when I put all of the little pieces together

when I first moved out on my own, I would walk home after school at dusk just when the lights were turning on in the fall and I would make up stories about what was happening in houses I passed

by then I was old enough to have figured out why some girls wore tight clothes and heavy makeup in grade school

I was grateful
 
Zipperfish
#29
In my company, women make up 55% of the work force. If you just consider the science and engineering cadre, it goes up to 60%. But we still have to give women preferential treatment during the hiring process. Go figger.

Oh well, we're big tough men. We can take it.
 
SLM
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#30
Geez the article makes it sound like housewife/homemaker (whatever the vernacular) is something to be ashamed of. When the hell are we going to get past that I wonder?

When my kids were born I stayed home beyond mat leave (2 years with my son, a year and a half with my daughter) because I thought that was important. There was work, believe me, that got done and there was absolutely nothing denigrating about it. I just wasn't drawing a pay cheque is all. If financially we could have afforded it, I would have stayed home with them until they started public school. But at least I feel that I got them to the 'social' stage of childhood, when they're ready to start making friends and being social with other children.
 

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