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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Those pesky women, ruining everything...

At WorldNetDaily, Vox Day writes,
The greatest media scribe of these latter days, Bill Simmons, is known for a certain pithy mantra. "The lesson, as always: Women ruin everything." While one does not usually expect to find deep sociological truths in the sports pages, so great has been the degradation of the acerbic art once known as the editorial, so filled with fear are the vanilla-minded commentators, that one finds more veracity on a single page of ESPN than in opinion pages of the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal combined......In fact, I very much like women and wish them well, which is precisely why I consider women's rights to be a disease that should be eradicated. For what is rather more difficult to dismiss are the simple and easily verifiable facts that indicate women have seldom been less able to pursue their dreams and less able to achieve their desires than today, the Golden Age of Feminism....

Talk about half-baked ideas....
This much of what he says is arguably true: "when women began to enter the work force en masse in the latter half of the 20th century, the overall supply of labor increased, obviously. As per the iron law of supply and demand, over the last 60 years, this increase in supply has somewhat outstripped the growth in the economy and the attendant demand for labor, which is why real wages are still lower in 2005 than in 1973. Combined with the ever-increasing tax burden, this decline in real wages is why both husband and wife must now work when previously the husband's labor alone would have sufficed."

However, his statement "Men's increasing unwillingness to marry stems primarily the feminized family court system... and the removal of paternal responsibility for the sexual behavior of young women" is pure hogwash.

Men have always been unwilling to marry, and that unwillingness stems in large part from the fact that many men would rather be able to have all the sex they want with no marital entanglements; this has been true since prehistory. The only difference between then and now is that thanks to the sexual revolution, it has become possible for more men to "get the milk for free", and get it more easily than in almost any society since the dawn of time. And, you can't tell me that WOMEN brought about the sexual revolution by themselves, and that MEN had to be dragged kicking and screaming into a society where that can have all the sex they want without any marital obligations.

But, don't blame the poor boys, they're only taking after their father -- ever since Adam, when mens' appetite for apples or other fruit gets them and society in trouble, they blame it on the ladies. But we couldn't expect them to man up and shoulder their share of the blame, now could we?

Another fresh bit of nonsense is Vox's idea that women's rights and ready access to abortion have brought about the shortage of women in southeast Asia.

Certainly more girl babies are being aborted in India and China nowadays, thanks to ease of abortion and ultrasound tests which can determine the sex of an unborn child. But Vox and his sources need to look further than abortion to explain the shortage of Asian women, because the girl children who are now being murdered in abortion clinics are the same girl babies who would have been left to die on garbage heaps or sold into prostitution back in the kinder gentler days before women's rights ruined everything. Abortion is a terrible thing, don't get me wrong, but even if these women had not been aborted, they still would not be around to be counted -- the number of women able to stand and be counted in Asia would be the same either way.

Of course, being sold into prostitution IS a darn sight better than being aborted, killed outright, or left to die in a ditch by your father for having the bad sense to be born female, and (tongue firmly in cheek here) prostitution has the added advantage of allowing men to have all the sex they can afford without marital entanglements, and without those pesky new-fangled women's rights....



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