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Petroleum and Patriarchy
« on: March 13, 2012, 07:31:22 PM »
Currently reading this book.

The Oil Curse:
How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations
Michael L. Ross

There's a chapter on petroleum and patriarchy, which gets into why oil rich nations tend to have extremely sexist societies.

Then it hit me. As I recently wrote for the Star, we're headed into a Dutch Disease economy here, thanks to how the tarsands are driving up the cost of the loonie, killing jobs in the manufacturing sector, especially here in Ontario and Quebec.

Not that the Harper Government seems to give a shite.

But anyway, as Ross, the author of this book, points out, manufacturing draws women out of the home, and into the workforce. That means they have autonomy, independence, money etc. Oil, on the other hand, encourages them to stay home.

Connect the dots folks.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2012, 07:31:51 PM by Antonia »
It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. It is when we all play safe that fatality will lead us to our doom. It is in the "dark shade of courage" alone that the spell can be broken.
-- Dag Hammarskjöld


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