Tuesday, January 22, 2008

News Flash: Nobody Really Likes to Work

I'm always a bit bemused by articles which base rants against feminism on some unnamed woman's alleged comment about wishing she didn't have to work (see JSGSSD rule #2). Look, guy, I'll be honest here - everyone wishes they didn't have to work. 10 out of 10 people enjoy 'free time' more than 'work time.' (Yup - my data is as scientifically gathered as Mr. Misogynist's - like him, I rigorously imagined hundreds of people into existence, asked them a question, and then reported their responses with absolutely no bias whatsoever.)

Really, slacker girls like myself have no reason to resent feminism. Feminism gave me the chance to go to college, and then to grad school - effectively allowing me to avoid joining the workforce for six years. Feminism gave me the opportunity to choose a career that involves none of the manual labor of housework, to voice my opinions (often about how little I like working), to be respected for my ideas. Feminism gave me the chance to earn a fair wage for the work I do, the right to vote, and the freedom to chose my own companions (people who value coffee breaks as much as I do). Feminism also gave me better fashion options, as I can now wear comfortable sneakers to the grocery store and scandalous ankle-revealing heals to fancy parties. Feminism, as it turns out, has given me nothing but choices and opportunities.

As for what makes me work, when a force is found that can compel me to use my time in a productive manner, it will be duly reported here. All bets are currently on the persuasive powers of a rumbling tummy.


Mächtige Maus said...

It's true. Everyone here at work has stopped for the moment (or pulled themselves away from desktop pinball) to watch the snow come down outside.

In fact, we can add my informal poll to LPH's results for a larger more inclusive study. None of the 30 people in this building at the moment really want to be here right now.

Snow days are much more fun!

La Pobre Habladora said...

You got snow?! I'm so jealous! We got some snow last Saturday and all the kiddies made snowmen. The funny thing is that, as the snowmen melt, the pine needles that got caught in the rolled snow are starting to show, making the snowmen look hairy.

Mächtige Maus said...

Well, if snow for 10 minutes while melting when it hits the ground counts, then yes...we got *lots* of snow. It was fun while it lasted. No work got done whatsoever!