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Stop Tangling, the Roles of Fathers are Equally Vital as the Roles of Mothers

On the fathers, missing out on their children’s coming of age, because they still believed themselves, to be the “breadwinner”, and this is still, SEXIST, as children need BOTH parents to grow up into, well-adjusted adults here, and yet, do any of you know this???  Yeah uh, right!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The MERS-CoV pandemic started back up again, as the preschool age children were scanned and found to be positive of contraction, normally, it’s the mothers who look after them, but, the other children in the families also need mom, and, at which time, the mom usually need to go into quarantine with the child who’d contracted the virus, and suddenly, the dads started, shoulder the roles of both father and mother, and they’re normally, fazed, not known how to handle it.

Mother’s Day is here, in my several decades of experiences as a pediatrician, I saw a ton of moms, whom, for the sake of their own young, sacrificed themselves to the point that they lost sight of who they are, to the point of becoming, the “transformer robots”, and this has the biological and the cultural bases.

I’d had fathers in my treatment clinic, who’d not studied hard in school, and felt, that it was okay that their children don’t study too, and, allowed their own young to play all the games on their cell phones as they pleased, to telling their children that they’re going off to serve their jail sentence as “going to get schooled”, and he’d not felt that studying would get you anywhere, and naturally, he’d, let his children, go free.

As we’d become parents for a while, we’d come to understand that the way we use to raise our own young can affect the children’s sense of bliss, and everybody gave the credits of this to the mothers, but, the researches now showed, that if there’s a “good father”, the child is less likely to commit the crimes, or to drop out of school when they’re older, and when they are older, it’s easier for these children with the presence of fathers in their lives to hold a higher paying job, and be emotionally/psychologically stable, with a good relationship with others.

The researches had even found, that if a child has a good father, by age three, the toddler would have a higher I.Q., and, in the child’s life, there would be, less problems psychologically, this was referred to as the “fathering effect”.

The importance of the roles of fathers in a family, usually relates to the “sole economic providers”, but, a lot of the statistics of researches now showed, that men are the ones, helping, or, hurting their own young.

The father and the mother, are the, most important teachers in a child’s life, the father would want to know, what does my child learn from me every day, as the children are observant of the parents’ behaviors, the daily living, the morals, the relations of the family members, how the families treat one another, along with the interpersonal relationship skills too.

And some of the parents believed, that it’s enough, just to, stay beside the children; but this is, meaningless, there must be “participation and interactions” as this is the KEY.  And, the foundation of warmth and that safe and secure feeling of the home is absolutely necessary, if you spend a lot of time with your children, and they’d not accepted that you had, or that you’d, insulted them repeatedly, this sort of a father will only cause the negative effects on the child’s life.

The fathers normally believed, that they just needed to work hard to bring in the money, this is the “toolman father’s” mindset.  If you don’t catch up to the times, you would think, that infants don’t know the effects of time the fathers spends, playing with them, interacting with them, taking care of them, to the point, that years later, the child wouldn’t even care, to forget what their fathers had put in in those, earliest years of their lives.

The fathers are involved, in sports and play activities with their young mostly, if from when the infant is only a month old, the fathers get involved in the infants’ lives, then, by the time the children turn one, then, the cognitive abilities would be higher than that of the child’s, age group, and by nine months, the infant will learn to play with other children, and this is very beneficial to the infant.

So, stop tangling yourselves, the role of the father IS equally important as the role of the mother, and, the two parents needed to cooperate, to compliment one another in the means of childrearing.

And so, this still showed, how important the role of the father is in a child’s life, but unfortunately, all you, stupid men all still believed that wow, I’m the one, bringing in home the beard AND the bacon, I’ll leave the childrearing means to my women to do, and your kids grow up without their daddies, and, become, ill-adapted, because you are absent in their lives when they are younger, and, what the @#$% (maxed out!) makes you think that now that you’d grow old and gray, they’ll be willing to, circle around you, now that you need then, I mean, it’s not as if you’d spent time with your young, is it, no, you only worked, worked, worked, worked, worked, provided the hard-earned dollar to the necessities of our lives, and that’s still, bullshit here!

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Women, in Patriarchal, Societies…

We women, have NO place in the patriarchal, societies we were, born into, and live in.

Women, in patriarchal, societies, are treated a nothing but, baby machines (bullshit!), cleaning up after their fathers’, husbands (1 @ a time, LADIES!!!), sons’, asses and this is aside from the regular nine to fives that many of us are, currently handling in our lives too.

here, we ladies, are!

photo from online

Women, in patriarchal, societies, got NO place to be, to exercise their own rights of being, because, we got no right, without that Y in our, chromosome.  Women, in patriarchal societies, let’s face it, we think we’d, advanced, from the, cavemen days, of you losers, with your huge, oversized CLUB (BAM!  BAM!), out hunting down the beasts to bring that needed diet of PROTEIN into our caves (yeah, these god DAMN caves you losers are currently living in, ARE all, O-U-R-S!), and, because there are NO locks on those caves, oh my god, what if, while you sons-of-bitches (the literal ones can offer us, more protection!) are out, killing the foods we need for us, and we’d had to wait for you, sons-of-bitches to backtrack into the caves?  Oh yeah, we’d all, end up as, the poop in the saber tooth tiger’s “kitty litter”, wherever those things bury their CRAP (how the hell should I know???)

getting involved with…

and, this would be, the, much “cuter”, version of WHAT you losers may, look, like…clip art from online

And yet, because we’re, women, we’re just supposed to, take all of these, gender norms, gender roles, gender inequalities, lying down?  Yeah, maybe, if we’re living in the times before 17th, 18th, early, 19th, centuries, and this is the TWENTY FIRST (that’s plus TWO for those of you who can’t count!!!) that we’re, currently, “staying” in here, so, get your heads, upgraded to, modern day times already, huh???

You have got to be shitting me here!!!

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Sperm Shot in a Sippy Cup

This is, what you’d been, “reduced down” to, for me, hon!

Nothing more, than that, sperm shot in a sippy cup, and I still don’t need that SHIT in my life, as in, E-V-E-R.

Sperm shot in a sippy cup, that, is what they’ll all become, to us, and, after those sons-of-bitches (not the literal, as I’m more certain, that we need those tadpoles, from the same, SPECIES to “procreate” here???) fired off their shots, then, they’re of, NO use to us all women!

thank you, so very much, WE appreciate, your, “contributions”…yeah right! Photo from online

Sperm shot in a sippy cup (let me look into my crystal ball that shows the future of man here!), that, is all we women, will EVER need, from you, mother FUCKERS (don’t pardon me for using the “F” word now!), and, wouldn’t it be easier, ladies, to skip all that faking our orgasms, and, feeling the pains of our, “penetrations” by their you-know-WHAT, and just, drive ourselves, down to that, sperm bank, and get that tadpole, that we require, to “make” our own, babies?

And at least, we would have the guarantees, of those tadpoles inside them, sippy cups being, higher IN quality, because those TADPOLE banks, I’m sure, they will, SCAN all their donor tadpoles, for illnesses, genetic, anomalies, genetic, defects, right? 

Wouldn’t know, ‘cuz, I do NOT work in a SPERM bank, but, this is, based off of my knowledge of these, places in the world, so, correct me if I’m wrong here, I welcome, all opinions still…

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What We’re Told Not To Talk About – Christine E. Ray — Brave & Reckless

we liked you better when you were a girl with your mouth muzzled shut by strong adult hands seen but not heard on your scabbed bony knees easily rendered docile compliant we liked you better when you were young held the shared secrets close carried the blame our blame as if it were your own […]

What We’re Told Not To Talk About – Christine E. Ray — Brave & Reckless

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The Second Sex – Georgiann Carlson — Brave & Reckless — Rethinking Life

there is no second sex only genders lots of genders new one’s popping up every day finally freed from hiding I think there will be a gender unknown box on job apps soon the second sex was simply used to show women’s position in a man’s world and it still exists today women are still […] […]

The Second Sex – Georgiann Carlson — Brave & Reckless — Rethinking Life

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Lee Has All the Better Qualities, But She’s Still Voiceless, & Sacrificed in Her Marriage

We women are still, SCREWED over, by these, traditional, stereotypical, gender roles!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The Experts: Women’s Giving to Their Families Seen & Interpreted as Matter-of-Fact

The ex-wife of the singer, Wang rebutted on a post two days ago, described how she was being treated as unequal to him in the family, that if women are housewife who don’t make an extra paycheck, women would’ve worked even harder, for less gains, it’d gained the agreements of all women around.  The C.E.O. of Women’s New Knowledge Foundation, Chuang told, that the society still believes, that women as the roles of caretakers of the family, the primary person who do the household chores.  And once there’s a divorce on the way, the men and women would not stand on equal basis to one another; the manager of the counseling center of Soochow University, Yao told, that Lee has a higher education degree, good backgrounds, but she’s still the voiceless, the sacrificed party in her marriage.

Chuang told, that no matter if it’s a full-time housewife, a working woman, the stereotypical belief of the society is still that women are in charge of household chores, caretaking, that the workhours of women are a lot longer than the males’, but, nobody viewed household chores as a pay job, and women’s working in the home had been taken for granted, and this underestimated the stress of the party doing all the work at home.

Chuang told, that there are many ways to transfer the assets away from the individual legally in Taiwan, or through the company, and the laws for alimony and child support don’t work in favor of women, and so, the foundation is pushing forth for an amendment on the civil front, this was what Lee mentioned as the cost of her opportunities of work away from the home, because the full-time housewives not only put in the physical labor, and they’d lost the competitive edges of the workforces, and, as both men and women entered into marriage for many years, the men keep on advancing in the promotions, the wives, due to taking care of the families, the children, couldn’t establish her self in society, as they split up, the starting line is never, equal for men and women.

Some believes, due to the higher education that Lee received, her socioeconomic status being higher up, it’d allowed her to voice out the inequality, Chuang said, that even as the better-educated women couldn’t change the structures of patriarchal society, compared to women in the past, women now are better able to, describe the unequal treatments they were receiving, but from her post, it’s clear to see, that Lee is still, having, a very hard time deciding on what she is to do.

Yao believed, that Lee put up with the bad behaviors of Wang in the marriage for EIGHT years, with her background, her higher education degrees, she still got tied down by the society’s expectations of her role as a wife, a mother, a woman, that she should settle down, and be the great woman who’s backing her husband up, giving him support, and, no matter how able-bodied, how strong the backgrounds of women are, we’re still, voiceless, and sacrificed, in our, marriages.

And so, this still showed, how the traditional gender roles had, SCREWED us ALL, and, because of these, traditional gender roles that’s been, etched into our, socialization, our ways of life, we’d, internalized these messed up values that tried putting us women, into, OUR, “places”, and we get trapped, and, can’t get out.

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A Social Design for Miscarriages

This forum, is tailoring to the needs of both men AND women, not just the women, because, having children, is still NOT just, OUR, “business”, you men are also, involved in this process too!  A really, innovative thought, especially in the, eastern cultures here…translated…

During these past two years, I’d, focused my researches on the matter of the natural miscarriage process in Taiwan (based off of statistical measures, there are, about fifteen-to-twenty-percent natural miscarriages calculated by the process of natural selection), not only on the medical data that’s been, collected, also the cultural, the societal too, I’d also included the interviews with the families who had suffered the miscarriages, but, how do we, open up the covered up discussion topics of miscarriage by natural causes that’s been, tabooed?  Are there ways, to come up with the new ideas, for the families who’d suffered such a loss, it’s what I want to, focus more on, to help give to the policies of births set up by the law.

Luckily, the sociology professor from N.T.U. Sociology Department who’s excellent on the subject of “Social Designs”, gave us an exchange forum on “Reimagining, the Process of Miscarriages by Natural Causes: the Social Designs Exchange”, the exchange was, on the makeup of the participants in the discussion forums, with the sponsor’s inviting the Revolutionary Birthing Movement’s asking for the students, the OBGYNs, the nurses, and others who had miscarriage by natural causes, a total of, forty individuals, to share their experiences.

The subject of discussion is also important, in the structuring of the questions, we need to consider, that those who’d had miscarriages, how it’d, affected those other members of their, families, how the families coped with the process of the women, miscarrying?  Lastly, to up the sensitivity of the medical, to prevent yet another, impact onto these women.

All of these subjects, were from my past experiences with the interviewing, and although, we can, only hold the conference online, due to the outbreaks, the participants weren’t able to hold the face-to-face interaction discussion forums, but, Yu-Hwa designed the group interactions online, and everybody entered into a game of sorts, in the leading of the story of miscarriage, we’d all, quickly, gotten into the situations, and, the process is, brain-wrecking, and very fast-paced, everybody started, brainstorming all the ideas, and we’d, come up, with a ton of amazing ideas.

For instance, someone suggested that we should have this “P.O. Box” like the T.V. personnel started up, encouraging those who had gone through the miscarriages personally, or are with those around them who’d had the miscarriages, to share their thoughts and feelings.  And, all of these letters can be collected, to host an exhibition with, as a memorial for a stage of life in one’s life.

And, there’s, also, another brand new concept that’s, quite, innovative, the “miscarriage vacations”!  There are the honeymoon vacations, family trips, trips of friends, and we can also, call on the hotel chains, the tourist agencies, to give the discounts to couples who’d had miscarriages, so they don’t need to spend too much money, and can, get away, from their current states of minds and beings temporarily, to go out.  This isn’t to celebrate anything, but to give the mind, the heart, time to breathe, through the travels, to saturate oneself, to offer one another the needed supports.

Someone came up with the “diary exchange of families”, for the couple to write, to improve their communication, to express what they don’t feel able to express to one another, verbally in written form.

Some mentioned how we can, restructure the “fetus”, designing a way, for the elders to understand, and to, accept to reinstate the beliefs, the knowledge of natural miscarriages, so others around the families can have more understanding, more knowledge on the matter of miscarriages by natural causes.

In the past, the male voice is often, overlook in this matter, but, on this exchange forum, we hoped, to have the alternative perspectives from the men.  Some suggested using the technologies of A.I., to develop a sort of a Siri software, to help the men, accompany their partners in the process of their, miscarriages, to provide the males with more resources, more support, in a, more friendly manner.

I’m really hoping, that the outbreaks can end, so this sort of a forum can take place physically, so more people will be enlightened by this, social design, to find new and innovative responses, come up with more possibilities, for those who’d, gone through, the miscarriages.

And so, this is, a seemingly only women-related subject, but, this forum also, considered the men, which is, probably, something that’s new, because in the past, we all believe, that carrying children is a woman’s business, that the males only needed to donate a sperm, and he’s, done, but this forum considered that men are also, going through loss, when their wives miscarriages, it’s just, that we don’t, experience these losses, in the exact, same way!

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Being a “Mom” is Work Too

A-M-E-N, to that, on how the “job” of a mom is, taken for granted, too often in the world today, translated…

What full-time mothers hated hearing is, “You don’t work, do you?”, everybody knows it too, that the job description of “mom” is, multifaceted, numerous tasks, long work hours; and on Mother’s Day, everybody wanted to say, “Mom, you’d, worked, too hard!”, but mostly, people believed, that “mom” is, nothing, more than a role, not a job.

My neighbor’s seven-year-old daughter came over to play, asked me, “Aunty, what’s your job?”, I’d replied, “my job is mom”.  She’d stated, “That’s not a job!”, then I’d, asked her, “Why isn’t it?  I’d done some many things during a day!”, she’d, insisted, “but you don’t make any money, my mom works, and made so much money!  She’s working overtime today!”

Yeah, if I worked as a nanny, in the schools, or the afternoon programs to teach the students, cooked the foods at restaurants, driving a cab to take clients to and from, to the employers’ homes to clean their houses, I would, totally, earn a wage, even, the bonuses, the raises around the holidays, the breaks the days off, and the worker’s insurances too.  But, in my own home, I’d done, just that, no money to be earned, no days off, and I’d often needed, the overtime hours too.  As my child fell ill, I’d needed to stay by his side watch over him day and night; if I caught what my child had, or maybe, I fell ill, or felt tired, I can’t have a day off, nobody’s there, to look after me.  Once I’d stayed with my child at the hospitals, and in a few days, my child recovered, but I’d, started having a fever.  As the doctors came to make the rounds, I’d begged, “I feel achy all over, I can’t take one step, can’t leave my child here and got get treated, can you give me a tab that’ll, help reduce my fever please!”

the job of a housewife…

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and these women aren’t, getting paid, for EACH and EVERY task that they’re, performing around the house either…illustration from online

If I don’t get paid, then, I’m not, working?  What is the definition of, “work”?  I’d looked it up in the dictionary, “Work”: occupation, synonym: labor.  And the definition of “occupation” is: the post or work that an individual has.  Here, it’d not mentioned anything about wages.  In Wikipedia, the definition of “Work” is: occupation; while the definition of “Occupation” is: a day-to-day routine of labor, with the goals of getting paid for your labor.  “Getting paid for labor” meant, a wage, so, Wikipedia believed, that the purpose of work, is, getting that pay, this is also, the majority’s explanation of what “work” entailed.  Then, in the ancient times, before the individuals became masters, what would the work of the apprenticeships be?  And, there’s, the same character in the world, volunteer, and volunteers normally, don’t get, paid either, but it clearly, constitutes as a form of work too, based off of the meanings of the characters taken apart, so, why is it, that staying at home, taking care the children, NOT considered, “work”?  Based off of what I’d already, described, everything I do at home, are all the work deemed as work by societal definition, and, every single task combined, makes into, a whole “job”!  “Homemaking is NOT a job”, “Full-time mothers aren’t working!”, this sort of deeply rooted belief, when will it get, amend3ed?  It’s a wonder, that a lot of moms want to, find alternative work posts, so they don’t get misinterpreted as, “leeches”!

Before my neighbor’s young daughter left my home, I’d told her, “Aunty’s job is being a mom, I’m also, a temporary nanny.  Next time if your mom can’t watch over it, send you over to my house, do tell her, aunty will be charge a hundred dollars an hour.”, that young girl, she’d made a sound with her tongue, then, walked out the door, she’s still fazed at how aunty doesn’t go out to work to make a pay, to play with children at home, and her too.  The next time, if I ask for pay from her “mom with work”, hopefully, she can gain a little more understanding of how, “aunty also works!”

And that is, precisely, how and why these homemakers get taken for granted, because we’re NOT working out of our homes, dressed up in those suits, making a pay check with the dollar amounts, but homemakers ARE working, they’re working 24/7, 365 or 366 days PER year, and, we’re NOT allowed to have any sick days, vacation times, and we’re not making enough for the families in these, dollars and cents?  You’ve got to be, shitting me here, and this is the LACK of respect, that we women get, for staying at home, and working as a HOUSEWIFE, raising up our young, cleaning up the houses, keeping the living environment, clean and tidy, not to mention, getting the groceries, sometimes, we also act as, the makeshift plumber, electrician too!  So show some RESPECT already, huh???

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Encouraging Marriage, to SAVE the Birthrates

How much IS the government willing, to PAY us, to marry, and to, PROCREATE again?  And, is the government also going to, pay for those YEARS of elementary, middle, and high school, even into the college years of education of our young?  HECK no, ‘cuz, if it does, then, the government will, go BROKE!  So nope, this still, won’t work, not in my belief, translated…

Remember how the mayor of Taipei, Ke tossed out the belief of “handing the bonuses to couples getting married?”, he believed, that increasing the rates of marriage, can up the birthrate, and what the mayor went by was of how back in 1998 “Women who had spouses” had the birthrate of only 7.28-percent, and started in 2011, the percentage never fell below ten-percent, and there’s, that steady growth.  The problem is, fifty years ago, the rate of marriage of those of age is eighty-eight percent, and now, it’d, dropped to sixty-five, and so, the Taipei city government deduced, that the cause of decline in birthrate, is because people aren’t married, not that they’re not having children.

Although, this column is gender-specific, but let’s put that aside, and just discuss the statistics of things.  “Getting married,” is related to “giving birth”.  But, without the evidences, there’s no way of confirming, or denying that marriage IS related or correlated with having children.  So, why does everybody get married?  For the sake of having kids, or, are they pregnant, and then, married because the woman is, knocked up.

If the truth is the former, then, the city government guessed it correctly, that the bonuses given, may well increase the birhtrates; and yet, if the truth is the latter, the incentives are, useless, because it’s, given to those who already had children, those who wanted children in the first place.  In other words, whether or not the Taipei city government is testing the taxpayers money to test if it’d guessed correctly, but, do the citizens of Taipei, want to, pay for this, “testing fee”?

From the angle of gender, being a daughter-in-law, is way harder, than being, a son-in-law, in the Asian cultures, there’s, this lack of consideration of the gender equality is the writing of legislations of this sort.  To boost the birthrate, giving the bonuses for marriage, it’s more harmful, than helpful, using money, to entice women, to reproduce, and we’re the ones, forced, to shoulder the pressures of marriage, along with the uneven split of household tasks and raising of our young.  So basically, we are, NOHTING but baby machines and the government’s handing off the incentives for people here to register themselves for marriage, and for giving births, is a huge, SCAM!

It don’t matter how strong the correlation marriage is to childbirth, they are, different matters, and, there’s, no exact right orders for it, and, if the bonuses of getting married is being, handed out, there may be the unexpected results, for instance, people registered for marriage, but, they’re still, NOT having children; or, they may consider, that getting married many times, gets them more bonuses, so they, divorce, remarry, divorce, remarry, many times.

The forefront is, the marriage bonus need to be, a lot, to the point of it having an economic result, to have, the desired effect that the government wanted to get.  Do remember, that marriage AND having children, ARE unrelated matters, you may get married, but not want any children, or you may not get married, but are, having children, those who are married, may have the possibilities of getting divorced, the kids of one marriage, can marry to the kids of, your second spouses’ first marriages, the most important thing being: there’s NO directives to we all need to get married, and having children in our lives.

And so, this, is on the STUPIDITY of the government’s god damn, FUCKING retarded belief, of how, wow, we can, increase the birthrates, by offering the citizens the incentives on them having kiddies, the problem for that is: we women are the ones, popping them, TEN-POUNDERS (‘cuz that’s, what it’s like, PUSHING those fully developed FETUSES out of our, you-know-where, unless you MOTHER FUCKERS would like to pop those ten-pounders out on your own then, we all can just, sit, with our fans, sipping on WINE leisurely, while you mother FUCKERS: push, push, push hon, we’re (what do you mean WE, when I’m the one going through the HARD labor!) are almost there!

Yeah, and that, is from a woman’s perspectives of childbirth, and the STUPIDITY of this idea of giving the incentives to crank up the birthrate in this country here.

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The Long-Term Caretaker Population Makeup Showing a Gender Uneven, More Females than Males, the Imbalance in the Ratios

This is only, natural, isn’t it, as the GENDER stereotypes worked!  Off of the Newspapers, translated…

As the society ages, we are in need of more manpower , the population of caretakers are unequal gender wise, there are more women and not enough men, and, the job descriptions are quite stereotypical too with the men working the late night shifts, or the more manual labors.  The governments of Tainan City and Yunlin stated, that there are, increases in males who got certified as caretakers, that the requirements are easier to meet, that there are a lot of women who took their husbands along, their children too, to put themselves into the long-term care work, that it’s something positive that we want to see, in the economy and the caretaking realm.

The local department of sanitation told, that there are a total of certified 1,754 long-term care caretakers, with women making up 1,505, and men only 249, that there are six times more women than men.  Last year from January to September there were a total of 4,434 caretakers certified, only 788 men and 3,646 women, the male to female ratio was 1:4.6.

The social services department in Tainan told, that based off of the cases, they would assign the caretakers, when the cared are stronger built, and needed to move around and get bathed, they would send the male caretakers; while the women caretakers may be taking care of someone who’s slightly unable to care for oneself, with less labor, like household help, meal prep, shopping, and the like.

Mr. Jiang who’d once worked on the frontlines of this, because the employers held the stereotypes of how female caretakers are more tentative and careful, he was switched off, later, the unit he worked in transferred him to the graveyard shift, then, had him work as a driver.  He said, that in the caretaking industry, the men would be discriminated based off of their sex.

The long-term care sect of the Department of Health & Sanitations of Yunlin Huang analyzed, that the imbalance of male and female ratio in long-term care has to do with society and culture, it’s even more so compared to past now, but in recent years, there are, more and more men who are, entering the field of long-term care.

The head of the Kang-Tai Long-Term School, Dai believed, that in order to solve the problems of long-term care, there needs to be more locations set up, with the forefront of having an ideal work environment, and better pay, to attract more manpower.

And so, men are, discriminated again, because of their sex, and it’s, still from our beliefs of how women are more careful, that men are, made of muscles, and it’s still, SEXIST, and besides, people aren’t that comfortable, with a male caretaker who will be required to bathe those who are in need of this sort of help, which is WHY the long-term care sect is still more, female-oriented right now.

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