Wednesday, February 20, 2008
He said what?
Posted by Brooke-Jean Newman
So being in the major I am in at the school I am at I tend to hear things I wish I never had to hear. Since BYU is a good percentage LDS and a good percentage of LDS people believe that women should probably stay at home with their children it is no surprise to me when I hear things like I heard today but I still wish I could smack the guys who say these types of things around a little bit.
The overheard conversation went something like this:
"Yeah, my wife works 40 hours a week but not over. If she does well ... let's just say if I ever get home and she isn't home yet (may have said something about dinner being ready also) I've promised her I'll get her pregnant that night"
Yeah, I think any girl in the business program has at one time or another when consulting the opposite sex about furthering their education been told that getting an MBA is a dumb idea. "You'd only use it for like a year to support me during school anyway". I myself have experienced at least one conversation of this nature and in my humble opinion it is between the husband, the wife, and God to decide whether a women should in fact stay home with her children, continue her education, or work full- or part-time.
Anyway, the point I am trying to make is that way too many guys in the Marriott School think too highly of themselves and too lowly of the women around them, including their spouse. I feel like the sexism that goes on in the Marriott School is beyond ancient. I am no raging feminist by any means but I am a believer in discussion not assumption. By that, I mean that a wife's future should be discussed with her husband not just assumed by him. My guess is that the person having the above conversation will someday end up jobless and bankrupt wishing his wife (or very possibly ex-wife) had indeed gotten her MBA to support him.
at 3:45 PM