>>10641>I believe that a state should have some control over birth rates. As in, people should need something akin to a driver's license to have a kid.
I agree with you 100% but I know this will never likely happen in our lifetimes. Too many people are afraid this is a communist notion and an attack on the lower class, like we will wind up having a crisis similar to China's one child policy. It's far too much in recent memory to make any meaningful progress insofar as enforcing restriction
What might work though? Tax incentives.
Why not incentivize young, uneducated people by offering things like credits, baby boxes (see Finland), and basically money for attending sex education courses, using birth control, or taking a parenting class?
The ignorant and poor want money. At least if they're getting money through these means there's a chance we could change them for the better, so they can rethink having a baby while unemployed or hitting their children just because they behave like children.
The United States has it all backwards. We shouldn't be charging for educational courses, birth control, and abortion. We shouldn't be allowing old school bigots in politics dictate what's best to curb welfare and unplanned pregnancies when their methods are demonstrably ineffective.
We shouldn't reward poor decisions by throwing food stamps and subsidized resources at the people who made them when we don't even know if they're educated enough to be utilizing these things or even spending the welfare on their own children. >>10158
My main problem with modern feminism is that it's been bastardized in such a way that the adverse reactions men have to it are causing pushback on issues relating to harrassment and female expectations.
IMO–it's made men even more entitled to what women are "supposed" to be doing now that the playing field is allegedly more "equal."
I'm going to focus more on domestic expectations.
I feel like feminism forgot about women like me because we embraced certain gender
roles, like being able to cook and clean for the sake of feeding ourselves and living in nice spaces. I hoped there would be a movement within feminism encouraging men to become better household partners. So not just being involved daddies to their children and getting asspats for that. Or being able to recognize toxic masculinity and embracing their sensitive sides.
I'm talking about the expectations truly being equal.
Sadly, these discussions are absent in mainstream feminism.
Currently, not only am I expected to be able to cook well and clean religiously (you know, show domestication), I MUST also work 40 hours a week. So I go to my 9 hour shift and I'm expected to come home and put in the unpaid labor of cooking and cleaning without bemoaning it. And heaven forbid if I'd have children on top of that.
As nice as some men I've met are, and the one I'm currently in a relationship with, I have never seen them voluntarily
cook and clean regularly as if the labor was equal.
Men often must be asked to do domestic chores, or, if they do it it's half-assed. They don't know how to do many things. This is how many men are raised, they are raised without domestication still with the expectation that they will either live a "bachelor" life or find a woman to cover these things for them.
And yet, nu-men expect bills to be split down the middle with their women as if everything's equal. Requiring women to work full time, and they will absolutely bemoan their women if they only work part time or take care of tertiary bills only.
Obviously this isn't the only problem with mainstream feminism, but this is an issue that effects me greatly.