[quote=“Lili”]I completely disagree with you that a preference for a female in a childcare profession is comparable to racial profiling. I think your statement is incredibly short-sighted and over the top.
I think that I continue, I will just get another response that completely discredits the reality that YES, WOMEN PREFER WOMEN TOUCHING THEIR KIDS.
REGARDLESS of whether you think its right or wrong/discriminatory.
Any mothers on Forumosa who can comment on whether they’d rather a female taking care of their child. I’m talking about young, young kids btw. Anything younger than 5 or 6.[/quote]
Completely disagree. I know for a fact that the mothers of the kids I teach would rather have me (an experienced teacher, who speaks Chinese and who has his own four year old) than you (I’m assuming single, no children, zero Chinese and zilch experience) teaching and looking after their kids.
And it is discriminatory. REGARDLESS of whether you think it is or isn’t. A person should be judged on his or her own merits, not on some arbitrary, close-minded and sexist basis.
[quote=“Lili”][quote=“tomthorne”][quote=“Lili”]I think in cases where children are involved, most people would consider “female preferred” the default.
In America, males can’t perform certain duties in pre-K or elementary such as changing diapers/getting kids dressed (literally against the law). So of course its a female-preferred field.
It just comes with the occupation.[/quote]
I’m very surprised about this. I always thought that the whole basis to US gender equality laws was that an employer can only limit employment by gender if s/he can show that gender is a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to the successful completion of the task - not whether the employer believes the employee “should/shouldn’t” perform the task based upon gender. I would imagine that some school districts have policies whereby males only change the diapers of male students, but I would be very surprised if this were law. Perhaps there are also policies whereby another teacher has to be present when diapers are changed in order to protect both pupil and teacher. The USA isn’t as PC as I’d been led to believe! Do you have any links?
I’ll have to tell this to my mate who thinks that women shouldn’t be pilots because they behave irrationally once a month. That’ll add weight to his argument .[/quote]
I did a quick google and found this: menteach.org/news/can_an_emp … ge_diapers
Which I suppose means that by Federal Law, no a place cannot “limit” employment opportunities by sex. However, I had a male friend who worked at a Pre-K and he said that it was illegal for him to change diapers. Maybe its New York State law…
continues to google[/quote]
Please bear in mind. This isn’t the USA.
Edit: And some of the worst screamers, shouters, impatient and abusive teachers I’ve encountered here have been females. The “quiet, patient, loving female teacher as a rule” idea is a myth.