The “Day Without a Woman” strike on Wednesday may mean a day with fewer smiles. While not every one plans to skip work, many who want to show solidarity with the growing feminist movement said they plan to strike from unpaid work that women disproportionately do, including cooking, cleaning and, some said, smiling. More specifically, fake smiling. Some feminists say the happy face they sport by habit — or on command — is a form of unpaid “emotional labor.”
Comments: I am crushed to learn that after those rare times when a woman smiled at me it was not because she thought I was strikingly handsome...instead she was forced to smile out of a sense of duty under the duress of ´emotional labor´. And yes, the androgynously named author is, at least currently, a female.
There are people who spend years in 12 Step programs learning how to put themselves last in gracious service to others. The Marine Corps insists that officers eat last to make sure their military "family" is taken care of first. I consider it an honor to bring a sense of joy and respect for others into my day. And I don´t pay any attention to the selfish misfits who hide behind the mantle of "feminist."
More silliness from the leftists at the Post.The marches are funded and organized by multiple Soros groups and led by the worst sort of anti-Americans.
I feel sorry for the women who have been taken in by individuals who are so opposed to everything that´s great about this Country.
I can´t help but noticing the huge numbers of teachers who are participating (and causing havoc for thousands of the working women whose schools must close for the day). I wonder if the teachers unions not only encouraged teachers´ participation, but even offered them stipends, transportation and free lunches in exchange for agreeing to participate, as that´s often the case.
The protesters will indubitably leave behind huge piles of garbage wherever they protest. That´s another constant feature of leftists´ demonstrations.
Gosh, Patty Murrey (Representative from Washington, D) must have gotten the ant-smiling message early...like decades ago. I have NEVER seen that woman smile once! Am in a public place that has The View on...all wearing red, of course. What´s with all the color-coordinated themes(pink vagins hats, white, red).guess these women can´t think for themselves. One might think they are still in elementary school.
The so-called ´´growing feminist movement´´ is only a figment of a vivid imagination of people like the WaPo. From a friend of mine, ´´My girl is giving me the silent treatment. She thinks that makes me mad.´´
Or #5 you will see a very happy divorced and single woman for over 14 years now, with her 3 grown kids all close to her and a full life on her own. It is not wise to generalize. I smile and I am happy ever day. I am blessed and grateful for my life.
#14, is that a feminist movement that´s increasing in numbers? A movement for feminists who are growing in size? Or maybe an increase in the movement of feminists? My parser is experiencing difficulties processing that phrase.
Either way, though, I don´t think any among them are smiling.
My wife describes herself as a "housewife" and cooks once in a while, cleans very little, and does the dishes and laundry. I wouldn´t say that she is unpaid. She has a roof over her head, a bed to sleep in, and gets to eat whatever she wants. She doesn´t want to drive or work outside the home. It´s her "choice."
Fine with me. I don´t always enjoy getting up with the alarm clock and going to work, but it beats sitting around the house and being poor. When can I go on strike? Nothing would get fixed around here, no shopping done, no paycheck. My wife certainly doesn´t smile unless she feels like it... which isn´t often. She´s an old grouch. I´ll put up with it for her, but all these other people whining, bitching and moaning about their lives is getting old. Not my problem.
FWIW, I spent the day trying to find someone to get a lizard out of my dining room that my cat brought in...a big burly man came to my rescue and safely got the lizard back outside. I couldn´t stop smiling at him. I´m still smiling and counting my blessings that we have President Trump in office.
I am a conservative woman. I smile often -- especially since January when our 8 year national disaster finally came to an end!!!
I smile at my husband, because I love him and he makes me happy. I smile at my sons, because they are good boys and men and make me proud. I smile at my preacher at church because he preaches from the word of God.
I´m guessing it´s only miserable liberal women who have to fake smiles (and probably fake other things too...)
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