If child care must be state-funded, wouldn't just paying the kids' mothers to do it be best? But then our society would have to stop trying to turn women into discount versions of men, and we can't have that because...er, equality? It's all so tiresome.


It gets weird when one realizes almost all workers in these child care centers are women, so from a feminist or gender-egalitarian perspective what's even the point of privileging these vaunted "licensed child care providers" in government policy over care by mothers? Beats me.

Image is "Mother and Child" by Frederick Leighton.

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This might be another emanation of our collective aversion to domination and inequality only applying to human beings and personal relationships; it doesn't carry over to our (supposedly) impersonal relationships with inhuman bureaucratic institutions.

Image is George Romney's study of the lovely Emma Hamilton as Miranda.

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