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Old 02-25-2015, 05:15 AM
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A judge telling a divorcee to get a job is a triumph for women?s rights | Viv Groskop | Comment is free | The Guardian
An interesting feminist spin agreeing with reducing spousal support.
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I love this! Yes, there are always exceptions to the rule case but in the long run there are no guarantees in life.

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Feminism is genderless. It just has a bad label.

Everyone should be economically self-sufficient. While you're married, you benefit from the financial partnership. When the marriage ends, you're each on your own. If someone's career was damaged or boosted by the marriage (one spouse lost out while bolstering the other's career, or one spouse put the other through school, that sort of thing) maybe some finite compensation is due, but that's it.
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I tried to find the case law but was unsuccessful. UK court of appeal. Would have been nice had this Downton Abbey reporter cited her source properly.
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Umm she still got spousal support and the judge just said she has to only work part time.

This is just appeasement against the spousal support backlash

I watched an interesting video on gender Nd career preferences. Basically it asserts that there is a significant biological source for why women dont want to be engineers and men dont want to be nurses.

Telling someone to get a job is brutal....?

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When an individual decides to intentionally be underemployed and under educated, regardless of their reason - it's just a BAD idea. Its akin to risking/losing all your money on the stock market and then expecting to be compensated for the loss.

Ah so many women did this though "for the children/for the family". Families can and do exist with working and educated parents.
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Its one thing if spouses are in their late 50s early 60s and their chances of getting a meaningful job before retirement are slim. But its a whole other thing to have the ability (education and skills) to get a job and refuse to do so. I agree with this judge in the case. She walked away in pretty good shape with her kids looked after. Get a job to cover off your own expenses. I get sick of these people who get divorced and expect to continue to live outside their means and have their ex pay for it.
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:22 AM
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Keep in mind that we haven't seen the actual case, rather a mere opinion piece which very well could have tabloid headline. I find it hard to believe that a high court of appeal in the UK would tell someone to "get a job." Until I can read the published case I decline to comment.
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Good point.

But the whole notion of finding it hard to believe a court advised a person (and a woman at that) to get a job is telltale of our societal values.
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:37 AM
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Serene - I simply prefer to read case law rather than the tabloids.
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