Is the right-wing attack on teachers sexist?

20 Apr

The right wing says: because taxpayers put food on our table as teachers, you each get to be our bosses and you get to micromanage every minute of our time. If we care for your children in ways that appear inefficient, you can fire us. They would never tell the shareholders in a company that they get to directly manage production line staff, nor would they tell taxpayers that they get to directly manage the daily routine of the president or the joint chiefs of staff, who they also claim “work for the people”. In fact, they don’t think working class people should manage anything. But, curiously, they do tell white hetero men that they get to manage how their wives spend their time and how they raise their kids- “because they put food on their table”. Now, consider that the majority of teachers are women, and that we participate in the upbringing of children. Does anyone else see a pattern here?


4 Responses to “Is the right-wing attack on teachers sexist?”

  1. Jeff Nguyen April 20, 2014 at 10:03 pm #


  2. cthebean April 20, 2014 at 10:15 pm #

    Patriarchy is the umbrella for the sexism and classism, racism and generalized oppression I

    • mamos206 April 24, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

      It’s definitely all tied together, but I’m not sure there is an umbrella holding it all together.

  3. freeuniverseity April 26, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

    Reblogged this on Free UniversE-ity.

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