16 September 2011

Combating Idiocy one post at a time

Now and again I come across an article that someone posts on the old Facebook. In the recent year or so, opinion articles bashing women have become increasingly common. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which is an impending election year, which for God alone knows what reason, brings out the unfortunately misguided opinions of some particularly vocal right-wingers. Another factor is the constant fear of change that is intrinsic in human nature. Jealousy could also be a factor, since women have fared better in this stormy economy than men. (Only 8.5% of women are unemployed as of June 2011 versus 9.5% of men, although the tables may be turning).

Whatever the reason, many of these articles have a handful of non-sourced statistics concerning women's voting habits/rearing goals/why they should be in the kitchen demmit et cetera, et cetera. The fact of the matter is that the working woman is here to stay, and if you can't handle it, then scoot over because she CAN do your job and given the opportunity she will. No amount of internet chatter to repeal the 19th amendment or bring us back to the morally "upright" 1950s will change the times.

As for the lament of the man-boys running around in society, maybe we should take a better look at how we're doing as father figures rather than blaming an "increasingly" socialist nation for coddling them.
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