Please hover over the topic of your choice, then click to go to that topic on this blog

2008 2008_US_presidential_elections 2009 2009_public_events 2009_twitter 4_years A_grade_personality A_life_of_a_female_doctor ADD afghanisthan All content is copyrighted American_humor Amoeba_mouth anthropology apple archive art Asking_for_help Aussie_mean Aussie_Sheila Australian_humor australian_television bad_grammar Bankrupcy Barbeque_parties Beach_etiquette behavious_analysis Beijing_olympics_2008 Big_fat_blur Bill_clinton blog Blog_description blog_labels blonde body British_humor Brown eyes bubbles buddha building_technology bush Bush_speeches cancer caucus changeability child_pornography chinese_script chopsticks Clate clueless_journalism comedy comments comraderie conan conformity conviction Credit card Credit_card_debt creepy_men Dating_an_older_person De_Bakey death Debit_card Debt decisions Deep_sleep diagnosis dinner_parties dirty_sheets disney_channel diving doctor documentary domestic_abuse Down's syndrome Dr.House dravidian dream_journal dreams drudgery earthquakes economy educational_reforms election elvis presley entertainers_and_goodwill equal_work_equal_pay Eurasian_steppes exit_speech face_patterns fake_olympic_opening_ceremony family_chores Female_surgeon film_making finance friendship Gender_stereotyping gene_pool Goals goh Govt Grammy_nominees guitar happiness harrassment headache healing health Hillary hippie home homelessness housekeeper housewife housewives human_relationships Human_rights human_spirit human_trafficking humanity humility_pie hyprocricy idiots ignorance Illegal immigrants japan japanese_mafia jason Jay_leno Jazz jealousy judo juno Kenny G knowledge lakes Larry_king_live last_lecture late_pregnancy laundry Lawlessness laziness letcher Library_study_versus_home_study life_experiences Life_goals linguistics.tamil Lip_syncing logic loneliness.sociology love mafia manners math Math_and_medicine mayan medical_ethics meet_the_parents memory Men michael_jackson michel phelps MILK minority moon_struck mother mother_day Mother's_day_gifts mothers Mr.U music mutual_appreciation My_JM_comments nature_photographs new_year Nicholas cage night_time_talk_show Nightmares nirvana Nov_2008_elections obama obama_speeches Obama.Equal_pay_for_equal_work Obsessed Obsessive_repititive_thought_disorder Olympic_fireworks olympic_parade olympics olympics_closing_ceremony Olympics_opening_ceremony open_mindedness pangea.evolution_of_man panic_attack.Differential_diagnosis parenting patronized_by_male_collegues Pay_scale_discrepancy_based_on_gender peace peggy plastic_surgery Politics pop_culture popularity_contests positivity_transfer prejudice premonitions presidential_elections presidential_speech_writers primaries privacy_laws Pro_choice Pro_life psychology rain ramble Ramble_blog randy_pausch realationships relationships replica respect Rob Sarah_Palin Saxaphone science Sean_penn self_esteem Self_sufficiency sexual_frustration sexuality Short_term_list skies smoking Social_alien sociology soulmate stem_cell_research steve_jobs subconscious_desires summer super_typos supermarket swimming_pool_behaviour talk_show_hosts teachers teen_years Telecom_eavedropping_law Television tennis_starlet The_insider time_flies time_passes to_do_list tobacco tonight_show trees twitter Ukranian_folk_tales vegetarianism venus_williams Vice_presidential candidate voters whorls women women_asking_for_a_raise_at_work women_in_the_workforce Women's Issues womens_work_rights yakuza

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The concept of Mother's day gifts!

I was reading this page where all the tech mom's were stating what they would like for mother's day.Most of them seem to be wanting TECH BOOKS. It was truly refreshing to hear smart mom's talk .


I left a comment there and am gonna post a copy of my comment here

Here goes:

I find the concept of marketing kitchenware and oven mitts and knitting and sewing kits as ideal mother's day gifts very insulting.I think it is a subliminal way of putting the point across that that is what mothers are all about. It was refreshing to watch tech moms ask for what they would really like this mother's day.I personally would like the latest cardio stethoscope for myself,but hey, I have no kids as, well !

If you want to read the original article , here is the link



I just went back and read that page.It is a Technology books page offering 40% discount for all books on the occasion of mother's day..How nice and How NOT insulting!

Often times just around Mother's day there is a PROFUSION OF KITCHEN APPLIANCES DISCOUNT OFFERS.This,as a smart educated female PHYSICIAN...I find really really insulting...

I have no problem with great discounts on kitchen appliances at all.What I am insulted about is that such a discount  being offered around mother's day essentially labels WOMEN AS THE KITCHEN COOK AND NOTHING ELSE and cooking as the MOTHER'S JOB description.

Every damn person WHETHER MALE OR FEMALE must learn how to cook a meal.If they know how to eat, they all should know how to cook.

Again, every person WHETHER MALE OR FEMALE, must have a job outside of the home..ONe should NOT make one's BIOLOGY or Everyone else's DRUDGERY JOBS as their LIFE'S BUSINESS .Thrusting everyone else's DRUDGERY JOB DUTIES onto one single person especially the female of the family IS AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTs.

Every person must know how to cook their own meal, must cook their meal or participate in cooking in the family and every single person must do their own laundry and must learn to clean their own mess.Thus IT IS NOT A MOTHER'S JOB TO COOK AND CLEAN FOR EVERYONE'S ELSE.It is everyone's job to cook and clean.

Giving a mother a kitchen appliance or laundry appliance or cleaning appliance is RUBBING SALT INTO AN IMBALANCED HUMAN RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS IN THE FAMILY.


You are trying to gift your mother because she as a FEMALE has the biological capacity to conceive, bear and allow a fetus to grow inside her body and in the process risk her own life and finally give birth to you and then proceed to breast feed you till you can eat solid food.Beyond that point, BOTH FATHER AND MOTHER are and should be EQUAL PARENTS.Both father and mother must cook meals for the kids, both father and mother must take care of the kids physically and emotionally.
So, giving your wife/mother  a kitchen appliance for MOTHER'S DAY is subliminally INSULTING.

btw, all the women NOT HAVING A JOB OUTSIDE of the house, sitting there at home doing everyone's drudgery jobs and then calling it the GREAT MOTHERHOOD>> Get a grip over the sorry state of your existence.
Doing someone else's menial jobs doesn't qualify as motherhood. Being there in their life to guide your children financially, intellectually and emotionally, all at once , on your own and the capability to be able to do that on your own even if the father bails(just in case) is WHAT COUNTS AS MOTHERHOOD.The same holds for GOOD FATHERHOOD.
Dear housewives, PLEASE DON'T PASS OFF YOUR ECONOMIC DESPERATION as some kind of sacrificial martyrdom of motherhood, coz, IT IS NOT.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please take time to Comment! Exchange of ideas and honest discussions in the comments section are highly welcome!

Popular Posts

My Email Address

There is a dot between CONTACT and LECINQBLOG

About Me

My photo
My Blog DOESN'T HAVE AN RSS feed.Due to that reason newer entries will NOT be automatically updated on your feeds or other Bookmarking or Reader applications. If you wish to be informed each time a new blog entry is added to my blog Please EMAIL me with a request, so that I can add your email to my POSTING LIST.Please mention the NAME OF THE BLOG you wish to be updated about. I write Five different blogs which you can sample by clicking on links placed on top of this blog page

Search This Blog

This is an AD-FREE blog.

I write this blog in English.TRANSLATE it into your native language for easy comprehension

Site Meter