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Technocracy Technate Design. Women Essay Writers

Technocracy Technate Design. Women Essay Writers

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Explaining aspects of the Technocracy technate design as written about over many decades by female members of Technocracy Incorporated. This essay book edited by Skip Sievert.
Explaining aspects of the Technocracy technate design as written about over many decades by female members of Technocracy Incorporated. This essay book edited by Skip Sievert.

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TechnateInformation EssayBook.
Compiled and edited bySkip SievertEssay & article contributions by PamGill - Celeste Smith - Lois M. Scheel -Lila S. Wagner - Alma Mawson - StellaBlock - Bette Hiebert - Helen Marian -Hellen Spitler - Lorraine Rhode - andPam Edwards.The scientific socialdesign of the Technical Alliance islocated in the last two chapters of theTechnocracy Study Course.
The following 39 essays are a compilation of information briefs andarticles written by women.
This information is open source. Technate design offers the viable alternative tothe present Price System method of operation.Presented byTNAT The NorthAmerican Technate
Women !The first article here is by Stella K.Block
1980- The last by Pam Gill presented Jan. 2008
Published in:The Northwest Technocrat, No. 281, October, 1980. January 2008 TNAT.
Article ReprintThe North American Technate TNATTechnate Design North America » homeTNAT info. Technate DesignTechnate design offers to the women of North America a goal that is reallyworth fighting for. The Technate offers equal incomes for all -- not merely equalpay for equal work. There would be equal income as a right of citizenship. Thegoal of equal rights under the Price System is just not big enough. Theamendment for equal rights falls far, far short of what this Continent has tooffer through the social design proposed by the Technical Alliance.History andPurpose of Technocracy. Howard Scott.Let it be stated at the outset that fighting for equality under the Price System is the epitomeof futility -- in short, it is not worth the effort. The fight for the equal rights amendment(ERA) is jousting at windmills. Proof? Women won the right to vote in August, 1920; theequal rights movement started shortly thereafter and has continued to the present time --six decades! The U.S. Congress finally passed the equal rights amendment in 1972, butratification by the states still has not occurred.Opposition to the equal rights amendment has come not only from men but also from veryarticulate and determined women who fear social change as much as do men. What neitherside realizes is that social change cannot be legislated. It cannot be stopped. It has alreadyhappened. It was in the same six decades during which women have been battling for equalrights legislation that the greatest social change in the history of the world has taken place.Politics hadn't a thing to do with it -- except perhaps as an impediment.
At the turn of the century, net production of electric energy was 5,969 million kilowatt-hours. Very few households were wired for electricity. There were no gadgets such aswashing machines. It was the old washboard and copper boiler on a wood-burning stovethat were used. Human muscle was the source of power. There were few vacuum cleanersas we know them today. Only the affluent had anything resembling power equipment in thehomes -- operated by servants (female). The majority of women lived in rural areas orsmall towns serving the farms.Clothes were homemade on a foot-pedaled sewing machine or sewn by hand. The moreaffluent, of course, had seamstresses come in perhaps twice a year to do the family sewing.Sewing was one of the very few occupations open to women at that time. Marriage was theprimary goal of most women. Meals were cooked on a wood-or coal-burning stove. Everyday and every waking moment of every day was filled with household chores to do. Mondaywas washday, with the water carried in buckets from a well -- and with the clothes out on2
the line before breakfast! Tuesday was ironing day, with the irons heated on the stove(winter and summer). The clothes were cotton, many heavily starched.Fridays were cleaning days -- with broom and scrub brush, on hands and knees, to get thewooden floors sparkling clean. Saturday was baking day -- home-baked bread to last theweek. In between, there were children to care for, gardening to be done and even field workwhen necessary, if the family lived on a farm. There was precious little time forcontemplating or worrying about ``rights.'' Women, then, were just too busy and too tiredat day's end to do much about it. It was a dawn-to-dusk workday. There was no time for acareer outside the home except for perhaps teaching for the unmarried. This was the timewhen the adage of ``Women's place is in the home'' held sway, simply because there wasno choice.It was not unusual for women to bear 10, 12 or more children. The state of hygiene andmedical help being what it was at that time, not all children survived to maturity. Birthcontrol was something that was only whispered about and not available to most women. Awoman, generally, was worn out by the age of 35. It was also not unusual for a man tohave had three or four wives in his lifetime.Voting would not, could not, have helped women, then, any more than it is helping themnow.Technate design. Some basic facts.
By 1920, the use of electricity increased almost tenfold -- to 56,559 million kilowatt-hours.That was the year the 20th amendment was ratified, following several decades of womenfighting for the right just to vote. It was a very dubious victory, in keeping with the historyof political chicanery. The inventor who developed the small electric motor did more forwomen's liberation than all the rhetoric of all the politicians since George Washington's time.The development of the small electric motor paved the way for the mass production of vacuum cleaners, washing machines, beaters, and a myriad of other gadgets that are takenfor granted today. Social change was on the way with a vengeance.At the turn of the century, the family, for the most part, was a self-contained unit. The manworked outside the home; he was the sole bread winner; the woman stayed home takingcare of the home and children, completely dependent upon the husband and father foreconomic sustenance.She, in turn, provided him with free services of a cook, laundress, seamstress, gardener,housekeeper, nurse, teacher and mistress. They were mutually dependent upon each other.It was all hard, unremitting labor, but more or less independent of outside needs.Most everybody was in the same situation. With the development of cheap electricity,homes were soon wired, eliminating many tedious chores for women (and for men, too).Electric stoves began to make their appearance, eliminating wood-chopping. Expandingindustry demanded greater record-keeping. With the invention of the typewriter and othertechnological developments in the home and in industry, women began to flock to officesand factories. In 1950, the total production of electric energy was 388,674 million kilowatt-hours; this increased to 844,188 million kilowatt-hours by the end of the decade. Thefamily, as it was known at the turn of the century, had changed drastically.It no longer was a self-contained unit. Small towns around the periphery of large citiesbecame ``bedroom'' communities. That is, people living in the small towns obtained jobs inthe large cities and commuted back and forth. A home or apartment became, to a large3

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