Skip to comments.Women, wake up, men have made your life better, not worse
Posted on 01/05/2014 7:31:42 AM PST by stevie_d_64
Theres a reason the text version of Camille Paglias 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.
Mens 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.
Its 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 mens 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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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]
Men are obsolete until women need a flat tire fixed.
“Mens success in fields such as medicine,”
Men’s??? It was Marie Curie who discovered the X ray. This woman is so completely stupid.
“It was Ford, not Marx, who liberated the Proletariat by saving it from the idiocy of agrarian toil.” - Lenin
I thought Marie Curie invented the basalmic vinagrete salad dressing???
Goes great on sandwiches too!!!
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!”
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.
For a second I thought you meant Jerry Reed...
“She got da gold mine, I got the shaft!!!”
It hurts too much to laugh!!!
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.
That is Marie Callender!
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...
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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.
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Ohhhhh, yer right...That reminds me...
Thanks...The grocery list did look a little lite this morning...
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.
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.
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.
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.
She also discovered the two elements JOINTLY with her husband Pierre. Without him, it simply wouldn’t have happened.
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.
Oh yeah...Well, Charles Goodyear invented the modern latex condom!!! So there!!!
According to feminazis, men are just 3 pull ups away from total extinction.
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
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....
So men havent contributed?
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.
...or until they need a man’s other handy attachment, either for fun or babies.
Even if we women come up with the ideas for nifty inventions, it’s always our brothers who bring the ideas into physical reality.
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. :-)
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.
“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.
Inventor of the collander? [/tongue-n-cheek]
Yes, but it was a man that invented the X-ray glasses.
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.
“Men should be saying it too.”
We’re too busy working.
You’ll note in your list of female inventions that they haven’t invented anything since they invented feminism!
Women’s Lib ruined public schools for boys. Boys now have to act feminine in classrooms, or they are put on mind-numbing medications.
Nah--Curie discovered radar, didn't she? /s
Roentgen? Whats a roentgen? /2s
He died at age 46 in an accident. She lived many years beyond that.
Let’s not forget the residential solid wast removal technician’s (garbage man) contribution to improved health.
“... they are put on mind-numbing medications.”
Many college students now use Ritalin / Adderol for fun or cramming.
“How come she was the one who died of radiation sickness and not him?”
He was smart enough to lead shielding?
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.
Who gains when people are fussing at each or about others? Mordor, that’s who.
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