Emuna wrote:Edda wrote:I think being submissive often expresses itself in relationships with certain people. I do not think there are many individuals who are always submissive, always nurturing, always anything.....
I agree. Now can we get a label for that or category?
~Linnet~ wrote:I'm not sure if it's two different theories MamaKittie. Yes nurses, teachers and home makers are nurturers, but quite a few of them are "in charge" and in positions of power. The lady who tells Mr. Roadrash that no he can't get out of bed for a smoke and he will sit still while she pulls gravel out of his wounds, or the one who keeps 32 little pre-teen snots in line, is in charge.
Emuna wrote:Edda wrote:Roving Warrior Kajira?
*laughs and laughs*
You have been WAITING to spring that one on me.
Edda wrote:~Linnet~ wrote:I'm not sure if it's two different theories MamaKittie. Yes nurses, teachers and home makers are nurturers, but quite a few of them are "in charge" and in positions of power. The lady who tells Mr. Roadrash that no he can't get out of bed for a smoke and he will sit still while she pulls gravel out of his wounds, or the one who keeps 32 little pre-teen snots in line, is in charge.
I very much agree. I think teachers and nurses very much have to be in charge of situations. If people in professions like that only see themselves as nurturing and subservient - then they are not good in their job.
Try to teach a class of 18 and 19 year old know it alls and try to be nice and nurturing! Recipe for disaster
I was a very strict teacher and very well liked and respected by my students. It is usually the too nurturing and soft ones who run into trouble.
MammaKittie wrote:These are the roles chosen as nurturing: Nursing, Daycare Provider, Hospitality, Teaching and Homemaker. Here's why they were chosen as nurturing roles: because these professions were non-compromising. In other words, you took on the role to care for or guide people regardless of their situation or demands. A nurse doesn't choose who the patient is, she cares for them regardless just as she would the next one. A teacher commits to teaching a child no matter their learning level. A hospitality worker commits to ensuring customer satisfaction, even if the customer is difficult and so on. Management, clerical, and the other positions mentioned, in our opinion, don't nurture but instead keep the best interest of the individual at the forefront.
Now before you begin to argue our argument, keep in mind this was not presented as a debate. This is nothing more than the idea of two individuals brought here to test. Certainly, every bit of our theory is indeed debateable but let's save that for another thread, please.
According to this poll and of the people who voted, not just the people who commented, 35% are in nurturing roles. 23% are in Managerial and Sales and 42% are Other - with no votes cast for the remaining categories. Other was not elaborated on enough to be more detailed.
I think it's pretty interesting though - that 35% - and in my own opinion, it does somewhat support the theory that women in the role of slave are more likely to be women who take on the role of nurturer in real life. Obviously, this is not the case 100% of the time. It's also interesting that women in a position of authority in the real world would take on a subserveant role in Second Life. Another thread in the making?
Thank you ladies for the time! *Me shuffles all of her paperwork, nudges her nerdy glasses up her nose and hikes to her pals office with research in hand*
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