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post #111 of 143 Old 01-10-2020, 10:46 AM
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I've been to dozens of male veterinarians, but I've never seen just one woman veterinarian.
The last time I went to a vet's office was 18 years ago in Idaho.
Things are different now... my experience is mainly in Virginia, Florida, and West Virginia, where I now live. The other day I took one of my cats to the vet.... literally every single one of the veterinarians was female, all their assistants were female, even all the receptionists were female. To be honest I canít remember the last time I saw a male veterinarian... and Iím thinking way back to the 1990s....
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post #112 of 143 Old 01-10-2020, 10:48 AM
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Welcome to the world of women!

Admittedly, that same thought did enter my head when reading the reply.


That said, both genders do have their own particular burdens. Problem is, the natural tendency is for each of us to be more immediately aware of our own personal burdens than of those around us.
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post #113 of 143 Old 01-10-2020, 10:52 AM
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Welcome to the world of women!
I decided to stay out of that world lol... went into a totally different career path.
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post #114 of 143 Old 01-10-2020, 10:58 AM
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I decided to stay out of that world lol... went into a totally different career path.
I think you misunderstood me here

Except for the "women-appropriate" professions, women were/are the odd one out among men, who are deciding about their promotion, pay and what not...
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post #115 of 143 Old 01-10-2020, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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Novato? Marin County? I should mention, I suppose, that I lived in Pacifica for 12 years of my adult life.


But the early years were in the Ozarks. Yes, outhouse until I was out of school and gone. Sears and Sawbuck catalogue for TP. Had to crumple and work the paper to soften. Catalogue had a girlie section for boys to view while they waited.


Oh yes. Galvanized tub with water heated on the wood stove. We did have propane for cooking as we raised broiler chickens which needed heat when babies.


I think much of the increased life expectancy has come from research with the elimination of early killers such as small pox. And education on healthful eating and living has also added to longevity. Not sure how much 911 has added. Too many sad stories about 911 reducing longevity.


But I have been hauled out of the woods by medics on two occasions I should add. Plus were it not for cancer research and being admitted to a successful trial, I would not be littering these pages.



This thread is continuing to roll along nicely. When I first saw it I would not have given the chance of the proverbial rolling snowball:)
911 (nine-one-one) the emergency telephone number, not the terror attack (nine-eleven)

you see what terrorists do to Americans?

they not only kill us and cause major disruption and headaches for air travelers, but confuse our long-standing familiar vernacular as well

to some a 911 (nine-eleven) could even be a Porsche car model as well
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post #116 of 143 Old 01-10-2020, 11:07 AM
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I think you misunderstood me here

Except for the "women-appropriate" professions, women were/are the odd one out among men, who are deciding about their promotion, pay and what not...
True, but in my experience, men tend to be more logical, consistent, and merit-based in their professional and promotion-related decisions. And is why many women would rather work for men, than for other women. And frankly, itís why Iíd rather work for men than women.

There is also the argument that women have been entering professions for which they are not necessarily suited, pushing men out, and at the expense of raising families and other more traditional roles, which is leading to the alarmingly terrible birth rate among Western (including American) populations, in comparison to other populations which are exploding. But, thatís a completely different topic far afield from horses!
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I feel very blessed for the way I was raised.... never worried about who was driving by in the area.... be lost on the horses for hours and no one worried. Showering/bathing outside in the summer was preferred than inside as it was HOT! So was sleeping. No one got central AC/heat until AFTER we were out of the house... wth?? lol

OP says it was like living in a cave but that's okay to me... I didn't know it wasn't the way to live... I didn't know I was poor until someone in school told me that having my clothes made instead of bought meant we were poor... lol life was good, didn't know any different..
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post #118 of 143 Old 01-10-2020, 11:21 AM
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I lived in the party line days and actual outhouses!! Yep had some neighbors that were ancient and they only had an outhouse... we as kids would go up and help them with whatever... as they would let us go into their apple orchard with our horses... I think I'm at an age that has seen soooo much change... and I think that's the best!

I lived in the Ozarks that might explain the above!
Itís funny you mention tható my fianceeís mom tells us that she grew up in a house (on a farm in WV) in which there was no running water, so they had to use the outhouse. And she in turn remembers her momís reaction when they did put in running water, and they were going to put a toilet inó- she adamantly insisted that she didnít want ďanyone defecating in my house!!Ē That really brought things into perspective for me. Though we may think that running water, and toilets, are a great advance, they are certainly not more sanitary. Think about it, because of running water, you now have people defecating inside your house! Where you eat and sleep. In the old days, this was considered disgusting. And when you think about it, itís a logical sentiment.
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And is why many women would rather work for men, than for other women.
I am one of those who prefers to work with or for men.
Don't get me wrong, I've had crappy and great coworkers and bosses of both genders but as a whole working for and with men was much easier for me.
I think a lot of that has to do with how I was raised and the jobs in which I worked I tend to do.
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Itís funny you mention tható my fianceeís mom tells us that she grew up in a house (on a farm in WV) in which there was no running water, so they had to use the outhouse. And she in turn remembers her momís reaction when they did put in running water, and they were going to put a toilet inó- she adamantly insisted that she didnít want ďanyone shóing in my house!!Ē That really brought things into perspective for me. Though we may think that running water, and toilets, are a great advance, they are certainly not more sanitary. Think about it, because of running water, you now have people defecating inside your house! Where you eat and sleep. In the old days, this was considered disgusting. And when you think about it, itís a logical sentiment.
Lol! I read something awhile back to the effect of,
"My how times have changed, used to go to the bathroom outside and cook inside and now we go to the bathroom inside and cook outside".
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