So why aren't sex-equality lobbyists attacking this obvious oversight.
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04-06-2014, 08:43 AM
RE: So why aren't sex-equality lobbyists attacking this obvious oversight.
(04-06-2014 08:39 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 07:56 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  [Image: tumblr_maq77ecMHG1qejf6u.gif]

So I get applause but I don't get a 'like'? You're more stingy than Hughsie! Sadcryface2

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04-06-2014, 09:03 AM
RE: So why aren't sex-equality lobbyists attacking this obvious oversight.
Wait a minute, in what universe is such a pervasive manifestation of gender stereotypes not criticised?

I mean, not my end of this one, to be sure...

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04-06-2014, 09:32 AM
RE: So why aren't sex-equality lobbyists attacking this obvious oversight.
Well, here is a culture-specific answer.

(Note: It's not really rare to see men teaching in elementary schools in Greece. My school was 50/50.)

In order to go to college/uni here, a student must decide about the content of their final exams out of three categories, language/literature - science - technology. As you might guess, most girls pick the first one and boys avoid it. The thing is, the college for elementary school teachers is accessible only for the students of the first category. So it makes sense that there are more women in the field.

Just my two cents, even though it is, as I said, culture specific, as I doubt there's something similar happening there.

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04-06-2014, 09:39 AM
RE: So why aren't sex-equality lobbyists attacking this obvious oversight.
My husband teaches high school and one time I asked him why he never considered teaching young children especially since the kids are so malleable and cute. He said elementary school teachers are paid less. I know this is a sexist thing to say but women who start out teaching at the high school level have a more difficult time. High schools are very noisy places and a woman has to harnice her voice or make her presence somehow known to overcome the noise level just to get a class started. It's much harder than they think. Elementary school kids are easier on the voice box.

The dropout rate of all beginning teachers is almost 50%. Teaching in the US is very hard since people in this country don't have much reverence for teachers or intellectuals or higher knowledge. It's sad.

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04-06-2014, 09:45 AM
RE: So why aren't sex-equality lobbyists attacking this obvious oversight.
(04-06-2014 09:39 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  The dropout rate of all beginning teachers is almost 50%. Teaching in the US is very hard since people in this country don't have much reverence for teachers or intellectuals or higher knowledge. It's sad.

I am one of those statistics. I quit teaching due to the lack of sufficient pay and the constant frustration of students who cared zero about their education and parents that would give me grief for challenging their child.

I loved teaching. I taught HS English; however, I realized I couldn't do it anymore because I cared so much about the kids' education that it frustrated me and made me livid when I realized they cared so little.

In the end, it just wasn't a good match for me.

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04-06-2014, 10:05 AM
RE: So why aren't sex-equality lobbyists attacking this obvious oversight.
(04-06-2014 09:45 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 09:39 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  The dropout rate of all beginning teachers is almost 50%. Teaching in the US is very hard since people in this country don't have much reverence for teachers or intellectuals or higher knowledge. It's sad.

I am one of those statistics. I quit teaching due to the lack of sufficient pay and the constant frustration of students who cared zero about their education and parents that would give me grief for challenging their child.

I loved teaching. I taught HS English; however, I realized I couldn't do it anymore because I cared so much about the kids' education that it frustrated me and made me livid when I realized they cared so little.

In the end, it just wasn't a good match for me.

Yup. This is a common problem. When my husband first started teaching it was down in LA, in East LA to be precise. He was threatened by students with knives and guns. He transferred out of there as quickly as possible-- so he wouldn't be killed-- and started teaching at a inner city magnet high school whose students were studying medicine and science. It was a world of difference and if he hadn't gotten that job he would have quit. He teaches here in Portland OR now but after his first teaching job in East LA everything is easy, comparatively.

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04-06-2014, 10:47 AM
RE: So why aren't sex-equality lobbyists attacking this obvious oversight.
I think it's because male teachers are more prone to:
Beat the kids up
Molest them
Yell all of the time.
I'm serious. I know this...

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04-06-2014, 11:35 AM
RE: So why aren't sex-equality lobbyists attacking this obvious oversight.
(04-06-2014 10:47 AM)Alex_Leonardo Wrote:  I think it's because male teachers are more prone to:
Beat the kids up
Molest them
Yell all of the time.
I'm serious. I know this...

ummm

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04-06-2014, 11:37 AM
RE: So why aren't sex-equality lobbyists attacking this obvious oversight.
(04-06-2014 11:35 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 10:47 AM)Alex_Leonardo Wrote:  I think it's because male teachers are more prone to:
Beat the kids up
Molest them
Yell all of the time.
I'm serious. I know this...

ummm

It was a joke, okay.
I shouldn't have been so serious.
(This was a joke about what feminists say about men.)
Okay. Nobody go on about this topic.
DO NOT QUOTE ME!
JUST FORGET IT, OKAY! Sadcryface2

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04-06-2014, 11:45 AM
RE: So why aren't sex-equality lobbyists attacking this obvious oversight.
(04-06-2014 11:37 AM)Alex_Leonardo Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 11:35 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  ummm

It was a joke, okay.
I shouldn't have been so serious.
(This was a joke about what feminists say about men.)
Okay. Nobody go on about this topic.
DO NOT QUOTE ME!
JUST FORGET IT, OKAY! Sadcryface2

lol whew.

I really didn't know what to say to that.

Sarcasm font would be great.

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