Joe Manchin, America, Hollywood discussed on Hysteria

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I am sure. Because it was a smoke, too. Exactly, and a lot of women did back then because it wasn't until late 70s that that was across the board discouraged. So like people whose moms smoked cigarettes when they were pregnant, probably shouldn't be talking shit about gay men because they can't breastfeed their kids. Like, deal with your own problems, you know, like, whatever. Anyway. Also, not all women breastfeed. Yes, we can get into this. It doesn't even know that. Like that's the thing. Well, I mean, he married the headmistresses or the headmaster's daughter of a private school that has its own sailboat. That is true. And so I'm sure he and his wife had helped to raise their four children. And so I'm sure that he's more alienated from the real work of raising children than most people are. And so it's just embarrassing. It's like you don't know what you're talking about. You don't know what you're talking about, and you don't know the extent to which you don't know what you're talking about. And it's just like, kind of cringey to watch. Kind of cringey to watch. Let's talk about what else is going on with labor. And the reason this ties into our labor conversation is because I think that right now we're at this kind of flashpoint in America where there is a debate over whether or not feminized labor is valuable, essential. Right. At the core of it, it is should labor that is super feminized, be fairly compensated or treated as something that has monetary value or should it just be something that the society continues to act entitled to. So I'm talking about care work. You know, I'm talking about motherhood. I'm talking about parenthood, which in general is the lion's share of that is done by a woman in a heterosexual house. So I feel like there's a massive devaluing of it from people like Joe Manchin, from people like Republicans, all Republicans who don't feel any need to add additional support to these feminized jobs. And then you also see it in sort of fields like nursing and teaching where people feel entitled to the work and the safety and the lives of nurses and teachers in a way that they don't feel entitled to the work of an engineer or a doctor or a construction worker. You know, nobody is demanding sweet compliance and pleasantness from construction workers, the way that they do from teachers. So anyway, let's segue into the next labor topic that we are going to talk about. And that is people who are the people doing the majority of the work. For American manufacturing and for anything that is made in America. And whether or not they're fairly compensated. So alys can you bring us up to speed with what is going on with organized labor this week? So organized labor is busy. First, we have the negotiations between IT and the film and television studios. IoT is a union representing Hollywood's version of blue collar workers. They represent camera operators, makeup artists, prop makers, set dressers, lighting technicians, editors, script coordinators, hairstylists, cinematographers, writers assistants, you get the idea. They have reached a tentative agreement for a new three year contract. Now, what's interesting about this is that the negotiators have reached it, but there's a decent chance that the rank and file vote against it..

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