That's how I interpreted it. I'm going to try and make voluntary super contributions when on unpaid leave.
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31-01-2012 14:57 #91
31-01-2012 15:07 #92
thanks kw123. If it suits your circumstance you are able to split up to 85% of your partners SGC into your own super each financial year. I know its just moving his money to yours, rather then additional but it can be helpful especially if you funding insurance etc. And also good security in the event of a seperation (even though you are entitleed to half the super - its easier if its already being distrubuted)
31-01-2012 16:07 #93
Thanks I did not know that!!
31-01-2012 17:08 #94
Feminism isn't about doing exactly the opposite of what our dutiful submissive ancestors did - its about recognizing a woman's worth and also identifying her as equal and just as able as any man in both workplaces, at home and intellectually. I consider myself a feminist, but I love toying with the idea of being a SAHM with #2. I will probably keep myself mentally stimulated and do some post grad study, but only because that's me and what I want to do
Cue 'I am woman hear me roar'
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31-01-2012 18:05 #95
It is generally called a spousal split or contribution split.
We do the opposite, I am an employee and hubby is self employed so each July we split my super over to him. I just do it each yr so I don't a yr.
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31-01-2012 18:45 #96
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31-01-2012 22:41 #97
I haven't read this whole post but I think if you want to call yourself something call yourself something. Will it change anything? Probably not.
What I do question though is the subconscious issues that would have to be present for someone to find pleasure in those things. My mother was exactly that house wife who cooked, cleaned, baked, served, raised the children while my Dad worked. My mother though has huge insecurity issues and needs to still do these things to feel appreciated and wanted. She is always looking for others validation. She wants to be needed and I think for her it's a very primal need.
Me on the other hand I don't give a crap about what anyone thinks. If you love me you will love me for who I am. There is no way I would serve my partner because I don't believe for me there is anything satisfactory about it. What I find satisfying is the mutual respect and there is no way my partner would let me do that for him because he wants us to have mutual apreciation. I also see it as a huge control issue with my mother too.
31-01-2012 23:12 #98
Once again I come into this thread really late at night, and in no state to make a grab contribution, but I just wanted to comment on your post, MissPuppet. (I'm sorry for going a little OT, OP)
I think it is possible to maintain an equal relationship as a SAHM, but it can really challenging.
31-01-2012 23:26 #99
It's part of why I don't like the "But it's her CHOICE!" rhetoric that's often bandied around. Sure, it's her choice - but when she had a choice between x and z, instead of the whole array of choices that were open to her male counterpart in a similar situation, it wasn't really a free choice was it, you know?
It's hard to find a balance...his privilege can be positively overpowering, and yet he's one of the most equal-minded men I know. He is appalled when he realises how privileged he can still be sometimes.
It's hard to find that balance - and even harder when, in finding the balance, he's labelled 'pu$$y whipped' by his friends for treating me as an equal and with respect - and I'm labelled a ball breaker for expecting equality and respect from him.
01-02-2012 01:14 #100
I often get the "Oh he's so good to babysit while you go out!" Where's my praise for looking after the kid when he goes out?
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