Does anyone want to take over this blog? Because I am so done. I just do.not.care anymore. Sorry.
Guys, I’m doing my best here, OK? If you don’t like what I post, don’t follow me. It’s really that simple. I could really do without anons assuming they know me when really all they know is that I run a blog. And that is it. You don’t know how I feel about anything. Don’t assume you know stuff about me ok because it really annoys me. And thank you to the followers who stick with this blog. You’re nice.
tbh if anyone wants to take over this blog then go for it. I’m really shit at keeping it updated.
Anonymous asked: I think you're the wrong person to be running this blog, you seem like kind who's like YEAH FUCK THE DAILY MAIL and then really have nothing to back it up with. You seem like the kind who thinks they're political and progressive but you're not because you're views are just backwards as hell. Go away.
I do not think I’m “political or progressive at all.” Lighten the fuck up, I’m 19 years old, I don’t know everything. My views are different to yours so that obviously means I am wrong and you are right, but you aren’t even mature enough to come off anon and talk to me like a sensible human being. You’re just probably some university student with a blog who thinks they know everything there is to know about politics and Tumblr social justice. Just because someone thinks differently to you doesn’t make them wrong. It just makes it different. I can’t believe I’m having to explain the difference between opinion and fact to someone. If you don’t like this blog, feel free to piss off.
Anonymous asked: I'm sorry for taking up so much of your time and I won't bother you again, but surely you can see the argument that paid maternity leave is unreasonable is flawed because it is based on the working life of a man, and not a woman. Women have needed time to look after children since the literal dawn of humanity, is it too much to ask that society's convention of a career take into account 50% of the population and 200,000 years worth of biology?
You’re not bothering me, if anything I’m glad you’re talking because it means somebody actually reads the blog and it’s always good to know people have their own opinions about things, whether I agree with them or not. Ok, I think the point of a debate rather than an argument is that you should take each other’s points into consideration, at least. I hadn’t really thought about it being based on the working life of a man before so that’s definitely something to consider. However I’m pretty set in my views about this. Women want to be treated the same as men (which is obviously right, I’m not disputing equal rights at all) however you would never see a man allowed to take so much time off work to look after a child. In general I do believe that the world is biased in men’s favour however this is one thing that I won’t change my views on. I can see why you would think differently and as I said, I do appreciate you being reasonable about it rather than just sending abuse.
Anonymous asked: Also, I understand that you are, in fact, a woman.
I am. There was a guy helping run this blog but he disabled his account.
Anonymous asked: Please consider that what you're arguing is exceptionally right-wing for a blog that claims to out DM readers for the same viewpoints. It is not only the act of having a child that will be a financial burden for mothers but also the prejudice women face throughout society. In the UK, the pay gap between men and women is an average of £6K. Don't begrudge women the right to ask for a better system since the current one is often stacked against them.
Ok let me make a few things clear. 1. I do not think there should be any pay gap. If women and men do the same job, they should be paid the same. I doubt anyone would disagree with this. 2. I am sorry but I find it incredibly difficult to be sympathetic to pregnant women or those with children. If you want to read about how I feel in more detail it’s on my personal blog (jessyphil(.)tumblr(.)com/tagged/tokophobia. 3. Personal problems aside, I don’t understand why the entire world has to revolve around women with children. For example, why is it such a bad thing to ask them at job interviews if they plan to start a family in the near future? If I was in a position to hire someone, I would not want to hire a woman who planned to leave her job after three months, take a year off to have kids, yet still expect full pay for DOING NO WORK. Sorry, but if you turned up to your job normally and just decided to take a year off and do nothing at all to contribute to the company you worked for, would you really be surprised if they didn’t pay you? I appreciate you taking the time to put across your point of view rather than sending the usual anonymous “you’re such a bitch omg” but I think we’re going to have to agree to disagree on this one.
Anonymous asked: Do you think you're being progressive in your last post?
No. I just don’t understand why some women seem to think they they are absolute saints for having kids and spending money to look after them. They complain and whine about how difficult it is, but they should have considered that before they had them. It’s going to take time and money and energy, yet it always seems to come as a massive surprise.
Hey, guess what? You chose to have children and now you’re complaining that you have to pay for childcare, and you have no money. Maybe you should have thought about that before getting up the duff. Cue every single woman in the comments section whining about how much of a saint they are because they spend so much on looking after their kids. Get off your high horse.