These two websites were very helpful to me when it came to understanding the seriousness social class has on our everyday lives.
On the PBS website I found lots of valuable information. I learned a lot about their documentary project called “People Like Us”. This project is going to show society how powerful social class is on an individual’s life. I got a sneak peak at a few stories featured in the documentary film. One of the stories that caught my eye was by Ginie Sayles. Sayles is a woman that seemed to only be attracting men with no car or no money. Ginie, let me just say, it is not only you girlfriend… anyway, at first I figured this woman was a gold digger, looking for a man who can take care of her financially for the rest of her life. But then I realized this woman has potential, and in all honestly if a woman has potential of her own, then she deserves much more than financial backup. But if a woman is just looking for money, then she deserves whatever is totally coming her way. As a woman, I love the fact that we can be sexy and smart, and it’s okay. I have high goals and I plan on achieving them, so I never have to look to not only a man, but anyone for financial assistance. So Ginie ends up marrying a millionaire and has to learn all these new ways to live. The fact that she has to act different now that she has money, just proves how much impact social classes have on our life. I think this was a good story to show how much social class effects our everyday life.
The website on the CWCS (Center of Working Class Studies) was also very informative. I like the goals they are working towards and also the way they are approaching things. They have some very creative ideas as well as projects. As their mission is to spread awareness of the working class, I would assume not only do they want to prove to people how important our social class is but they want people to acknowledge how hard some people are working to maintain the lifestyle they have. This is a good promotion and reality slap for the people who were born into money, or “trustfund babies”. Some people get lucky from point A and don’t have to work hard, they were born wealthy. But it is important that they recognize the people who do work hard. The working class is not a bad class. They are people like you and I who endure struggles every day to make a living. Honestly, the working class are some of the strongest. Money does not always come easy.
Now for the big Q! Why and how is economic inequity a feminist issue? The first thing that comes to mind is how is economic inequity not a feminist issue? To me it is a feminist issue in every way. First of all, it is unfair. Feminism is all about how this whole gender thing, this is not fair, and there is no reason for it! Women are not only responsible to cooking and cleaning.. women are making huge successes in the world today. Men have more power in the work force. Men get most jobs easier than women do, they normally get paid more than women do, and most of all they have dominance over women no matter what. The point is that women are less than men in the economy, when in all reality women and men are starting to equal out.
My POINT TO SHARE in class on Wednesday will be about the question above. Why and how is economic inequity a feminist issue? Some women let men take care of them financially, whether she takes care of the man’s children or if she is strictly in it for the money, it is time for it to stop. Women have a lot of power and potential, especially if they are beautiful and intelligent, which most of us are J. Does every one agree that the whole women leaving the money making to men is what caused this predicament most women are experiencing?