The Real War On Women

Most of the “war on women” narrative has died off, since Republicans have (finally!) started pushing back.  And maybe, just maybe, Republicans have caught on, since they’re pushing back more quickly and effectively than usual on the dog abuse narrative.  My favorites:

“Say what you want about Romney, but at least he only put a dog on the roof of his car, not the roof of his mouth.”

“Q: Why did @MittRomney put his dog on top of the car? A: So@BarackObama wouldn’t eat it. 

Back to the “war on women” nonsense. It’s worth mentioning that while no such war is being conducted in the United States, there is one in Afghanistan.  I would take feminists a lot more seriously if they took the plight of Muslim women seriously.

“Really Shy” Not What It Used To Be

My jaw hit the floor when I read this advice column letter (via Instapundit)

Since September, I’ve been having a “NSA”/ very casual relationship with a guy I met online. We’re both in our mid-twenties. Initially, we met solely for sex. We’re both in high-pressure, time-consuming professions. The thing is, I’m starting to develop feelings for him and want an actual relationship now and I’m wondering if that’s possible.

We only communicate with one another in order to find out if the other person is available to hook-up. We usually meet about once every week or so. After sex, we don’t usually cuddle and one of us usually makes an excuse about needing to go do something because we’re busy. This past week, however, he started rubbing my leg and holding my hand afterwards. I reciprocated, but a few minutes later, he said that he had something to do later. Additionally, while getting dressed, he tried to engage me in conversation, which usually doesn’t happen. The thing that gives me pause, however, is that he hasn’t divulged too many details about himself, and when he does, it’s in response to what I’m talking about. I’m really shy and I think he is too.

Good grief, if “really shy” now includes hooking up with a stranger for sex, I would hate to see this woman become outgoing.

It’s a war by women, not a war on women.

For all the caterwauling about the alleged “war on women” it’s men who have been taking a beating for most of my lifetime.  I’ve thought this for a long time but never expressed it so succinctly:

Let me tell you what war is, okay?

War is where the enemy decimates your numbers – like, say in China where abortion is killing mostly females.

War is where you are kept from learning – like in most Arab countries, where women have restrictions placed on their education.

War is where your houses are burned, your children taken away into slavery, your goods looted, and you are dragged away in chains.

In the United States, right now, women have preferential treatment – by law – in any company that gets federal funds (which heaven help us, right now, is most of them.)  Women live longer than men.  Cancers that affect females get more money and more attention than those that affect only men.  Women have the right to be sole deciders on abortion, and if they decide to keep the child and make the man pay, he pays.  (This by the way is a complete reversal of the “penalty” of sex which used to fall mostly on women.)  And if he doesn’t pay, he goes to jail.  Divorce courts award custody to mothers overwhelmingly.  Oh, and in college campuses, women outnumber men.

If this is war it is war on men.  And I’ve had just about enough of everyone who claims otherwise.

Go read it all.  Certainly women have been discriminated against in our country’s history.  It saddens me that so few girls today understand the suffrage movement.   I believe those suffragettes would be disgusted by what the women’s movement – excuse me, “womyn’s” – movement has become.  Those women wanted equality, not protection.  The recent demands for subsidized sexual activity seem more like parody than reality to me, and I wonder what the next crazy, hysterical demand will be.  It’s an embarrassment that these women insist they have the “right” to be taken care of rather than the right to take care of themselves, free from interference by the men in their lives or by government.  They’re not demanding any kind of freedom, they’re demanding an extended childhood where somebody else foots the bills and sweats the details.  And they’re not even bright enough to realize they’re demanding the shackles of childhood instead of the freedom of personal responsibility and adulthood.  It’s shameful and sad.

The TSA Grope and Pillage Infographic

Here’s an interesting infographic on TSA:

TSA Waste
As an aside, I normally wouldn’t post something from “OnlineCriminalJusticeDegree.com” because it sounds so spammy. And I don’t have any particular opinion about their website. But I will say, their marketing approach is smoooooth. First, create a graphic that will appeal to conservative bloggers. Second, send a personal email – or at least it was personal-sounding enough not to set off my marketing radar – describing it and asking if I were interested. Finally, send the link to the graphic. And that was the first I knew that it was related to the criminal justice website. I liked the graphic well enough to post it anyway, so well played, Tonytones! :-)