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The gen X take on the failings of feminism
The Age ^ | 11/22/04 | Dina Ross

Posted on 11/22/2004 8:07:47 AM PST by qam1

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To: Lindykim; DirtyHarryY2K; Siamese Princess; Ed Current; Grampa Dave; Luircin; gonow; John O

Moral Absolutes Ping - The discussion down the thread is interesting as well, to those of us concerned about the breakdown of the family.

Feminism has seriously harmed our culture - it is based on the false concept that women are exactly like men (or better, really) and have the same needs, wants, abilities, and so on. It really is based on envy of men (and IMHO, envy of God, the Ultimate Dominator!). Any idea or philosophy based on envy and anger is doomed to destroy everything it touches.

Girls in schools (and in movies and TV) are indoctrinated very heavily in feminist lies. Girls are pushed into sciences, law enforcement and tehcnology fields that are normally considered "male" fields while boys are pushed into being emasculated drones on Ritalin.

Who else can be a good mother except a woman? And it is very difficult to be a good mother while holding down a job.

"The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world".

Let me know if anyone wants on/off this pinglist.

And I didn't even mention homeschooling, or the fact that feminism was started by a bunch of man hating avowed lesbians.

41 posted on 11/22/2004 12:33:12 PM PST by little jeremiah (Moral absolutes are what make humans human.)
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To: Pukin Dog
Keep right on Pukin! You are correct. Most men don't go to see a doctor until it is absolutely necessary, and often too late. Women are always at the Doctor, complaiing about one thing or another, or complaining about us.
42 posted on 11/22/2004 1:08:04 PM PST by -=Wing_0_Walker=-
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Your husband (and kids!) are so lucky they found you!

43 posted on 11/22/2004 1:36:58 PM PST by CatQuilt
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To: independentmind

"The bigger problem is that the entire education-career track is structured more for men than for women."

Please elaborate upon that claim. How is it structured more for men than women, exactly? What would change if women designed the career and academic calendar exactly as they wished?

44 posted on 11/22/2004 3:13:45 PM PST by LibertarianInExile (NO BLOOD FOR CHOCOLATE! Get the UN-ignoring, unilateralist Frogs out of Ivory Coast!)
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To: qam1
"Feminism's booby trap"

Feminists don't have any boobies. They're all flat :^)

45 posted on 11/22/2004 3:18:37 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Fraud is the lifeblood of the Democratic Party)
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To: anniegetyourgun
How come you never hear about guys fretting over the superman myth?

They usually wait until divorce court when answering charges resting on the foundation in same (but never openly mentioned in so many words). Then dealing with a life of varying degrees of poverty for the next 18- years kind of takes instant priority.

So naturally, you wouldn't hear much.

46 posted on 11/22/2004 3:49:44 PM PST by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
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To: Tamar1973
I have never met a man who suffers in silience. Especially when it comes to physical ailments, men are the biggest crybabies.

Then you have never known men, but instead only boys.

As someone who suffers from extreme chronic pain, I take an anti-inflamatory drug for, I do not complain, I do not cry, I just live with it best I can and keep an eye on possible future treatments.

By the way, this is meant to politely inform you, and is not intended as a complaint.

47 posted on 11/22/2004 3:49:59 PM PST by Paul C. Jesup
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
You can have all sorts of "lives" inside of one lifetime.

Absolutely! I was at home for 10 years. When my youngest was 4, we started seeing salary cuts at hubby's job. I hadn't planned to get back to school until the little one was 6. Things happen.

But now I am 35, with a 12 year old and a 6 year old and I graduate next year. I'm going to teach so that I can still be home when they are home. I've got all kinds of time left to work!

48 posted on 11/22/2004 10:31:42 PM PST by Dianna
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To: t_skoz
When is your debate handbook coming out in hardcopy format? E-mail me with info when it's available!

Very soon. I have been checking out the proofs, the past couple of weeks, and making some corrections--also at the on line version.

On the subject of this thread, I would like to add a bit of perspective. While Feminism is a form of madness, it is not responsible for all of the things here attributed. Basically, Feminism is an attack on femininity--although it is not portrayed to young women as such. But some of the things for which it is being blamed here, are actually reflections of a survival trait--hardly something to be attributed to the Feminists, who deny reality.

The fact is that the normal female woman will tend to be more anxiety prone than her mate. It arises in nature's preparation for motherhood--for being always on the alert. We can go out and fall asleep under a tree, and get eaten by wolves, or a tiger--if in tiger country. But the woman has to worry about more than just herself in the natural state.

The tragedy is that unscrupulous theorists--and frankly, some not so emphathetical doctors--want to treat a higher normal anxiety level as a problem; when it obviously is not. In this, one particular at least, the excessive prescribing of tranquilizers is as much the young woman's enemy as is the feminist.

Now before anyone passing by feels the need to jump on this, I hope they take a moment to reflect, and they will see a great deal of confirmation, not only in human interaction, but in the behavior of other mammals, as well.

Thanks for the ping!

William Flax

49 posted on 11/26/2004 2:27:09 PM PST by Ohioan
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