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Dutch Feminazis Want to Punish Educated Mothers

From the desk of Alexandra Colen on Fri, 2006-03-31 11:49


Sharon Dijksma

Sharon Dijksma, a leading parliamentarian of the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) wants to penalise educated stay-at-home women. “A highly-educated woman who chooses to stay at home and not to work – that is destruction of capital,” she said in an interview last week. “If you receive the benefit of an expensive education at society’s expense, you should not be allowed to throw away that knowledge unpunished.”

Hence her proposal to recover part of the cost of their education from highly-educated women who decide not to seek paid work. Between 2001 and 2005 the number of Dutch women aged between 15 and 65 who were out on the labour market rose from 55.9 to 58.7 per cent. Dijksma says she wants to stimulate more women to join the work force. In the municipal elections earlier this month the PvdA became the biggest party in the Netherlands thanks to the Muslim vote. The PvdA is generally expected to win the general elections next year, when the 35 year old Dijksma, who has been an MP since she was 23 and is a leading figure in the party, might become a government minister.

On her weblog Dijksma explains that her proposal is a logical consequence of the Dutch system of subsidizing students. Society finances their studies with government scholarships, hence it is only normal that they pursue a professional career or repay. “If someone chooses not to work, then there should be a substantial repayment,” she said.

Most Dutch women who decide not to seek paid jobs do so in order to care for their children. Consequently the Dutch media refer to Dijksma’s proposal as “the PvdA Mother Plan.” The proposal elicited fierce criticism, some of which was aimed at Dijksma’s person. Twice the politician started a college course, and twice she failed to complete the course: her grades were poor, and anyway, at the age of 23 she was already a well-paid MP. Angry Dutch bloggers demanded that Dijksma pay back the costs of her unfinished studies before going after the mothers. “Let the fat cow repay her own scholarships first, because that was a real waste of public money,” one of the bloggers wrote. :laugh:

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Well-paid MP? Obviously she wasn't in the same Army I was. :laugh:

Seriously though, I guess those well-educated women aren't pasing that knowledge on to their children? :rolleyes: I guess a well-educated woman isn't more likely to provide her children with better care? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

My wife has two masters degrees, and has been a teacher for 10 years. Unfortunately, to provide what we think our daughter should have, as well as some of the matierial things WE want, she has to work. If she could stay home, she would. She loves her job and is proud to work outside the home, but my daughter is her #1 priority. It's not close.

To some, it seems like being a mother first is a waste of time, or somehow diminishes a woman. It usually comes from those without kids.

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this is classic socialism. alot of people think capitalism views people as products, but its socialism the views its citizenry as products it owns. I have a friend who immigrated from russia, and he was there back in the day cold war time. He told me that if you didnt find work they would imprison you. The concept is that since your education, health care, ect... is either completely paid for by the state or highly subsidized it is your duty to repay the system with your work efforts. Its not an unreasonable request from a socialist system.

Also, Im not positive about this but I think the way Germany handles people not working is they give you x amount of time to find a job in your field and if you cant they retrain you into a position in need and you are sent to work. Even if thats not how they do it over there, I think that would be a better system for us to employ as we become more and more socialistic. I would much rather pay to retrain someone how to do a less desirable job, then pay them to sit on their butt.

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