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Women, wake up, men have made your life better, not worse
FoxNews ^ | December 31, 2013 | Suzanne Venker

Posted on 01/05/2014 7:31:42 AM PST by stevie_d_64

There’s a reason the text version of Camille Paglia’s opening statement at the Munk Debate, “Resolved: Men Are Obsolete” garnered 10K likes on Facebook and received more than one thousand comments at Time.com: it hit a nerve.

It was a nerve that needed to be hit, and Paglia did it beautifully.

Not only was her choice of words fitting, she delivered them with the perfect amount of exasperation.

America must revisit its distorted view of gender equality, implored Paglia, and start being fair to the other half of the human race.

Men’s success in fields such as medicine, engineering and technology have done more to liberate women from the constraints of their former lives than a busload of feminists could ever hope to do.

It’s time to stop pretending men are oppressors and to start recognizing the extraordinary contributions men have made to society.

Paglia says, “History must be seen clearly and fairly: obstructive traditions arose not from men’s hatred or enslavement of women but from the natural division of labor that had developed over thousands of years during the agrarian period and that once immensely benefited and protected women, permitting them to remain at the hearth to care for helpless infants and children. Over the past century, it was laborsaving appliances, invented by men and spread by capitalism, that liberated women from daily drudgery.”

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1 posted on 01/05/2014 7:31:42 AM PST by stevie_d_64
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To: All

Now, if someone could just convince my wife of this FACT!!!

No sarcasm necessary...Just accolades and other forms of appreciation will suffice...

I’m going to hell for this aren’t I...[snicker]


2 posted on 01/05/2014 7:33:35 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Men are obsolete until women need a flat tire fixed.


3 posted on 01/05/2014 7:34:37 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: stevie_d_64

“Men’s success in fields such as medicine,”

Men’s??? It was Marie Curie who discovered the X ray. This woman is so completely stupid.


4 posted on 01/05/2014 7:35:17 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: stevie_d_64

“It was Ford, not Marx, who liberated the Proletariat by saving it from the idiocy of agrarian toil.” - Lenin


5 posted on 01/05/2014 7:36:02 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Morgana

I thought Marie Curie invented the basalmic vinagrete salad dressing???

Goes great on sandwiches too!!!

;-)


6 posted on 01/05/2014 7:36:53 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Morgana

I cannot tell when you are kidding. Your post is in the vein of “George Washington Carver was the greatest scientist who ever lived. No other scientist came up with 200 uses for the peanut!”


7 posted on 01/05/2014 7:38:11 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: stevie_d_64
Or as Fred Reed puts it: "Can you name one thing with a moving part that was invented by a feminist?
8 posted on 01/05/2014 7:39:51 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: stevie_d_64

In situations like this, I like to apply what I call the “Other Foot” test; to wit—Would the assertion as made, if applied to some other group, be tolerated.

Invariably the answer is a resounding “No.”

Not surprising, but it does provide perspective.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 7:42:48 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: PapaBear3625

For a second I thought you meant Jerry Reed...

“She got da gold mine, I got the shaft!!!”

It hurts too much to laugh!!!


10 posted on 01/05/2014 7:42:51 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Morgana

X-rays were discovered in 1895 by German Physicist Wilhelm Roentgen while he was experimenting with electricity. He named them X-rays because in math X is used to designate the unknown.


11 posted on 01/05/2014 7:43:48 AM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: stevie_d_64

That is Marie Callender!


12 posted on 01/05/2014 7:45:36 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Arm_Bears

Is that almost like the old playground saying, “I’m rubber and yer glue!”

I better git to da store before I get too deep into this thing I started this morning...

Its going to git chilly tonight and I have not cleaned up the man-cave since football season ended for the Houston Texans back in late September...


13 posted on 01/05/2014 7:46:09 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: PapaBear3625
The following is a partial list of the many ingenious inventions by women.
INVENTION INVENTOR YEAR
Alphabet blocks Adeline D. T. Whitney 1882
Apgar tests, which evaluate a baby’s health upon birth Virginia Apgar 1952
Chocolate-chip cookies Ruth Wakefield 1930
Circular saw Tabitha Babbitt 1812
Dishwasher Josephine Cochran 1872
Disposable diaper Marion Donovan 1950
Electric hot water heater Ida Forbes 1917
Elevated railway Mary Walton 1881
Engine muffler El Dorado Jones 1917
Fire escape Anna Connelly 1887
Globes Ellen Fitz 1875
Ironing board Sarah Boone 1892
Kevlar, a steel-like fiber used in radial tires, crash helmets, and bulletproof vests Stephanie Kwolek 1966
Life raft Maria Beaseley 1882
Liquid Paper®, a quick-drying liquid used to correct mistakes printed on paper Bessie Nesmith 1951
Locomotive chimney Mary Walton 1879
Medical syringe Letitia Geer 1899
Paper-bag-making machine Margaret Knight 1871
Rolling pin Catherine Deiner 1891
Rotary engine Margaret Knight 1904
Scotchgard™ fabric protector Patsy O. Sherman 1956
Snugli® baby carrier Ann Moore 1965
Street-cleaning machine Florence Parpart 1900
Submarine lamp and telescope Sarah Mather 1845
Windshield wiper Mary Anderson 1903

Mystery Inventors

We'll probably never know how many women inventors there were. That's because in the early years of the United States, a woman could not get a patent in her own name. A patent is considered a kind of property, and until the late 1800s laws forbade women in most states from owning property or entering into legal agreements in their own names. Instead, a woman's property would be in the name of her father or husband.

For example, many people believe that Sybilla Masters was the first American woman inventor. In 1712 she developed a new corn mill, but was denied a patent because she was a woman. Three years later the patent was filed successfully in her husband's name.

Timeline of Everyday Inventions Inventions The National Inventors Hall of Fame

14 posted on 01/05/2014 7:47:24 AM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: Morgana

Ohhhhh, yer right...That reminds me...

TV dinners...check...

Thanks...The grocery list did look a little lite this morning...


15 posted on 01/05/2014 7:47:56 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64
I've always found it amazing that men are given no credit for the fact that men voted to give women full social and legal equality.

If men had been united in a determination to "keep women down," guess what?

Western women would be living in world similar to that of their modern sisters in most Muslim countries.

16 posted on 01/05/2014 7:48:21 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: PapaBear3625

Temple Grandin, autistic lady, who became an Engineer who developed the cattle shutes..cattle flow mechanisms....at cattle facilities and they are used all over the world.


17 posted on 01/05/2014 7:48:30 AM PST by Engedi
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To: stevie_d_64; Morgana

From water and sewer systems, insulated homes with heating, to refrigeration, mechanized agriculture, food distribution, hot water, and medical devices, engineers have done more to extend life and improve human health than doctors.


18 posted on 01/05/2014 7:48:53 AM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take everything you own to pay for it.)
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To: SkyDancer

Marie Curie did something with isolating radioactive isotopes.

In fact she died due to aplastic anemia brought on by radiation poisioning. She had developed mobile x ray units for WWI and I guess not used lead vests.


19 posted on 01/05/2014 7:51:35 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

She also discovered the two elements JOINTLY with her husband Pierre. Without him, it simply wouldn’t have happened.


20 posted on 01/05/2014 7:52:22 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: stevie_d_64

How come it takes a woman to state the obvious??? The author is a woman.

Men should be saying it too. Where are the female inventors and engineers that have anything to do with the refrigerator and washing machines in today’s home. A woman of 100 years ago would be overjoyed to be freed from drudgery by the labor saving machines men have invented and manufactured for the house. Few modern women can connect the dots on this which takes a tiny bit of common sense. It is pathetic.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 7:52:38 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: SkyDancer; All

Oh yeah...Well, Charles Goodyear invented the modern latex condom!!! So there!!!

;-)


22 posted on 01/05/2014 7:52:50 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64

According to feminazis, men are just 3 pull ups away from total extinction.


23 posted on 01/05/2014 7:54:03 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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Howard Hughes invented the 18 hour bra!!!

At least that is what my wife just told me...

She may have really just inserted a virus and my comput


24 posted on 01/05/2014 7:56:00 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Absolutely.


25 posted on 01/05/2014 7:56:21 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SkyDancer

Don’t forget Temple Grandin who developed the cattle chutes to make the cattle less afraid and move freely through the chutes....and she was autistic on top of it...

I didn’t know about the patent issue with women, thanks for the information....


26 posted on 01/05/2014 7:56:51 AM PST by Engedi
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To: Morgana

So men havent contributed?


27 posted on 01/05/2014 7:56:52 AM PST by driftdiver (I coso men havent could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Clean water systems, systems to separate sewage from drinking water, and piping drinking water to homes to improve household hygiene with regular bathing and clothes washing did the most to contribute to the population boom of the early 1900s forward than anything else.


28 posted on 01/05/2014 7:57:16 AM PST by tbw2
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To: unixfox

...or until they need a man’s other handy attachment, either for fun or babies.


29 posted on 01/05/2014 7:57:17 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: tbw2

Correct.


30 posted on 01/05/2014 7:57:56 AM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take everything you own to pay for it.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Even if we women come up with the ideas for nifty inventions, it’s always our brothers who bring the ideas into physical reality.


31 posted on 01/05/2014 7:58:05 AM PST by Wage Slave
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To: stevie_d_64

Mr. GG2 has certainly lightened my load. He is at this moment out in the freezing cold walking both mutts while I languish on my settee chatting on FR. What a guy and handsome too. :-)


32 posted on 01/05/2014 7:58:31 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Sacajaweau

How come she was the one who died of radiation sickness and not him? I don’t doubt you it is just that she was closer to it, and spent more time with it, than he.


33 posted on 01/05/2014 8:00:23 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: driftdiver

“So men havent contributed?”

Not saying that at all just point out this person does not realize people in general have contributed and sometimes lost their lives in the process.


34 posted on 01/05/2014 8:01:51 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
That is Marie Callender!

Inventor of the collander? [/tongue-n-cheek]


35 posted on 01/05/2014 8:01:58 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SkyDancer

bfl


36 posted on 01/05/2014 8:02:12 AM PST by Mears
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To: Morgana

Yes, but it was a man that invented the X-ray glasses.


37 posted on 01/05/2014 8:02:56 AM PST by MNDude
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To: SkyDancer
The following is a partial list of the many ingenious inventions by women.

Fred didn't say "invented by women", he said "invented by feminists". And, from being a long-time reader of his columns, I'm very sure he is well aware of women inventors and the remark was mostly tongue-in-cheek to annoy those who spend their lives writing feminist screeds.

As of 2012, women accounted for 18% of all patents issued, which is double what it was in 1990.

38 posted on 01/05/2014 8:03:15 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: dennisw

“Men should be saying it too.”

We’re too busy working.


39 posted on 01/05/2014 8:03:25 AM PST by EEGator
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To: SkyDancer

You’ll note in your list of female inventions that they haven’t invented anything since they invented feminism!


40 posted on 01/05/2014 8:04:57 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: stevie_d_64

Women’s Lib ruined public schools for boys. Boys now have to act feminine in classrooms, or they are put on mind-numbing medications.


41 posted on 01/05/2014 8:05:05 AM PST by abclily
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To: Morgana
It was Marie Curie who discovered the X ray. This woman is so completely stupid

Nah--Curie discovered radar, didn't she? /s

Roentgen? Whats a roentgen? /2s

42 posted on 01/05/2014 8:05:29 AM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: Morgana

He died at age 46 in an accident. She lived many years beyond that.


43 posted on 01/05/2014 8:06:49 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Carry_Okie

Let’s not forget the residential solid wast removal technician’s (garbage man) contribution to improved health.


44 posted on 01/05/2014 8:08:05 AM PST by Tailback
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To: abclily

“... they are put on mind-numbing medications.”

Many college students now use Ritalin / Adderol for fun or cramming.


45 posted on 01/05/2014 8:09:17 AM PST by EEGator
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“How come she was the one who died of radiation sickness and not him?”

He was smart enough to lead shielding?


46 posted on 01/05/2014 8:10:35 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Morgana

Her husband, while crossing a street, was struck by a horse drawn wagon and killed. He didn’t live long enough to develop symptoms.

Eve Curie wrote a biography of her mother. It is excellent. I recommend it.

http://www.amazon.com/Madame-Curie-E/dp/2070373363


47 posted on 01/05/2014 8:10:59 AM PST by wintertime
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To: stevie_d_64

Who gains when people are fussing at each or about others? Mordor, that’s who.


48 posted on 01/05/2014 8:13:03 AM PST by Tax-chick (The superpowers ascribed to "feminists" make me wish I was one.)
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To: PapaBear3625
Or as Fred Reed puts it: "Can you name one thing with a moving part that was invented by a feminist?

Or any woman??? Women have the upper hand because today's economy is decreasing guy-type jobs via automation and off-shoring to China and Asia. While office jobs (that women adore) are steady or increasing and this includes zillion of make work gov't jobs. The EPA for example which is headed up by a woman and before her another woman... The EPA is always in a war to eliminate guy type jobs. Production jobs in oil, energy, logging and manufacturing

49 posted on 01/05/2014 8:14:21 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Carry_Okie
engineers have done more to extend life and improve human health than doctors

Soap? Chemists?

50 posted on 01/05/2014 8:15:48 AM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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