(Closed) Why did they burn bras?????????

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Post # 47
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Sooooo happy that other bees pointed out that the bra-burning story is a myth!

Post # 48
159 posts
Blushing bee

In the United States ~

The FMLA act wasnt ratified until 1993.

Sexual Harassment wasnt defined until 1986 in a court case heard by the US Supreme court.

Sexual Orientation Non discrimination act wasnt  voted in federally until 2002. 


It may seem like these laws were in place forever, but they have not been. This is why we still need women and men to be active in the establishment of Equal Rights. We are not done yet.

Post # 49
5295 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

kudos to the posters pointing the fact that the standard of living is *MUCH* different now. And the 1950s are so idealized. Prior to that, women DID work. They were midwives, laundresses, cooks, maids, farmwives – not exactly jobs where they were at a desk or retail shop all day. 

And they were also expected to maintain the house, cook food, and care for the children they were having every couple years. Because men just *didn’t* do that. 


So I’m very grateful to those women for now giving me the CHOICE to be able to work once I have kids, or stay home. Or do something completely different.

Post # 51
660 posts
Busy bee

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It’s a fact for some people sorry, I have a few friends and one relative, who are stay at home mothers, with no income of their own, and they get a monthly allowance (or given money if that is a better way of putting it) from their husbands for all their girly things, lunches, etc!!!! It’s true! I am not digging it if it works for the couple in question, I don’t think is a bad thing over all, it makes sense if the woman has no form of income. I just personally would begrudge it. If I was a stay at home mother and not in full time paid work, I would have to rely off my own savings for my personal tit bits and pleasures, or work here and there, that’s just me, I cannot stand taking money off people.


When it comes to food, rent, our children that is different, hand me the money!!!! but for my own personal things, NO.


Being a full time mother and domestic goddess is a hard job and I have full respect for women who do it, if I were in the position to be able to dedicate my time in the future to my kids and home I would, but like I said, I’d have to earn money on the side/part time, as I like having ,my own money to do with as I please and I am creative and would feel stir crazy being at home and taking care of the kids 24/7 – I’d need my own thing on the side for my own sense of mental stability, I think I’d be a happier mother that way, in turn my children will be happier children.

Post # 52
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@RayKay:  Did someone say Mad Men marathon? 🙂

Post # 53
10363 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you want to stay home, stay home.

They burned their bras so we’d have the choice. You are free to not work.

But, don’t disparage those of us who have spouses that pull their 50% (and more at times) around the house. I am not responsible for all the house work and duties on top of working. I married a partner, not someone to wait on.

Post # 54
4369 posts
Honey bee

Is this a joke? 

I though the freedom to decide for yourself was a good thing. 

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