Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Five Plus One Things Feminism Has Done For Me

I visit a certain loony left wing chat board regularly. (http://www.rabble.ca/babble/). It’s a hoot. Recently they had a theme where contributors told of the 5 best things feminism has done for them. I can’t post my comments there as they would ban me immediately. It’s what they do to anyone who isn’t rabidly socialist. So, for posterity, here's my 5 + 1.

What Feminism has done:

1. It has made men less likely to get a job as a cop or fireman. Despite being bigger, stronger and more capable of dealing with physical threats, employment equity requires that less capable women are hired before men. I am especially comforted by the ones who are 5’ 2’’, 130lbs with painted nails and mascara. I’ve seen several. They make me feel so safe.

2. It has given teenage girls reproductive freedom and sexual equality to males. As a result, our society is rampant with single baby mothers, my children’s school is full of troubled children who grow up deprived of a father’s guidance and our jails are full of angry fatherless young criminal men.

3. It has made me appreciate my stay at home mom wife 1000% more. I see my buddies rush to make breakfast and deliver the kids to daycare everyday. I hear about how their working wives are too tired to have sex. I watch their kids dine on take out and get fat as they live their lives deprived of wholesome home cooked meals because mommy has to stay at work late to write a report.

4. It has allowed me to wait longer for medical care. There are only so many places available in medical school and Over 50% of all doctors graduating these days are female. Female doctors work considerably fewer hours than their male counterparts. And unlike men, they take time off when having children. Therefore, they see fewer patients. I cannot count the number of people who have mentioned to me how little their female doctors work.

5. It has picked my pocket dry with its endless demands for more tax dollars to fund government programs like state funded daycare that would not be necessary if they just took motherhood more seriously than their own selfish feminist ambitions.

6.It has deprived the world of millions of intelligent children. Intelligence is largely genetic. Many of today's brightest women are not having children, choosing instead to pursue careers. This has deprived humanity and future generations of their DNA.

Don’t roll your eyes at me. I am not saying that everyone, men and women alike, should not be able to pursue their own private ambitions. And sure, some women cops could take on a man in a physical confrontation, some women doctors work as much as male doctors and some women do have careers with no negative impact on their motherly duties. But not most. Books, magazines, TV, and radio are constantly awash with stories of exausted, conflicted women trying to do it all. Childless career women are apparently the most conflicted of all. In fact, an entre psychiatric industry has grown up around these feminist-caused problems.

What I am simply trying to do here is point out the unintended negative consequences of feminism on men in particular and society as a whole. With every action there is an equal and opposite...well, you know. So don’t call me names. If you can refute that the above realities are not a negative result of feminism, please do so.

3 Comments:

Blogger Himbly said...

*puke*

11:45 PM  
Blogger Himbly said...

okay, hotshot...you're on:

"1. It has made men less likely to get a job as a cop or fireman..."

Yet cops and firemen are still jobs largely dominated by men. Probably you don't have to panic yet because chances are you're not going to see an all female fire-brigade for quite some time.

"2. It has given teenage girls reproductive freedom and sexual equality to males."

Are you effing joking me? You're UPSET that women and men have the same sexual freedom? Why not teach your sons (if you have them) to take control of ~their~ sexuality and not knock up a girl who might have forgotten to take her pill that day. Besides, I resent your insinuation that girls in general are too irresponsible to not become single "babymamas".

"3. It has made me appreciate my stay at home mom wife 1000% more."

God forbid that the husband take responsibility. If your wife stays at home, that's great...but that's not everyone's reality nor is every woman happy in that situation.

"4. It has allowed me to wait longer for medical care."

My god. So women shouldn't be doctors? If you're waiting longer, don't you think it's MAYBE the system's fault...not the fact that women who are talented doctors might just want to have a family of their own?

"5. It has picked my pocket dry with its endless demands for more tax dollars to fund government programs like state funded daycare that would not be necessary if they just took motherhood more seriously than their own selfish feminist ambitions."

Or fathers took fatherhood more seriously.

"6.It has deprived the world of millions of intelligent children. Intelligence is largely genetic. Many of today's brightest women are not having children, choosing instead to pursue careers. This has deprived humanity and future generations of their DNA."

So...intelligent women should NOT pursue fulfiling careers, but they SHOULD become baby-machines. And..because you don't want subsidized daycare, she can't do both. That's cool...hopefully she has boys so that her intelligence is passed on and they can do something useful with it.

You really don't think much of women, do you? OH..no..wait. You probably always open doors and have nothing but the deepest respect for good wives and mothers. But mostly those are the dumb ones?

You've got kids, right?

11:59 PM  
Blogger INP said...

himbly: You look out for yourself as a woman, right? Well, I look out for myself as a man. Sometimes our objectives may conflict. When they do, you'll pardon me if I choose to do what's best for me, my children and all men in general, not what you perceive to be what's best for you and all women. In reality, feminism is a me, me, me philosophy where women's selfish desires are put above everything else. Sorry himbly, but sometimes the things you may think are good for women, are NOT good for society as a whole. Now, clean up that puke like a good female ought to and get me a beer.

9:36 AM  

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