Skip to comments.Who women's lib actually liberated Exclusive: Barbara Simpson says females duped into ditching home
Posted on 04/22/2002 4:40:48 AM PDT by kattracks
Talk about dumb broads
Posted: April 22, 2002
1:00 a.m. Eastern
© 2002 WorldNetDaily.com
If women are so smart, why are they so dumb?
And before you get your panties in a bunch, I'm entitled to criticize females because the last time I checked, I'm one of them. Katie bar the door, I'm about to be incredibly politically incorrect.
Women have been sold a bill of goods, which they bought hook, line and sinker. Ever since the '60s, when the brunt of feminism hit the media, the message was clear: Go for it! You can have (be, do, experience) everything!
There's only one problem. It isn't true. Never was. Never will be.
But men knew that. Lost in the burst for female "freedom" was the ugly truth that men, who supposedly had "everything" that women were being denied, were really victims of a system that kept them prisoner.
It was the price they paid for being men. Their role in life was to be the breadwinner, the master of the home, the head and protector of the family, the person ultimately responsible for the survival of his tribe and the soldier-protector of his country.
He had to be brave, smart, hard working and supportive of the family. He had to be husband, father, son, sibling, uncle, neighbor, friend. He had to work to earn the means to play all those roles, and he had no choice.
This isn't to say there weren't scoundrels. Of course there were men who deserted their women and children, who drank or gambled the family earnings, or womanized their way through marriages which hung together for "the sake of the children."
Guys like that aren't new and are still around. In fact, women's liberation has been great for men who prefer to chill out, and societal changes make it easy.
Want sex? Take your pick. Chicks are there for the asking; in fact, they'll compete to be the "chosen one" for the day. Or night. No questions. No promises. How great is that?
Don't want kids? No worry. There's all kinds of prevention (sounds like a plague, doesn't it?) with most of the responsibility on her. And if they don't "work" and a new life gets in the way, just get rid of it. It's legal, private and accepted. And if she's really a "today woman," she might not even tell you and just "take care of things" on her own. What a gal! What a life!
Don't want marriage? Duh. Just live together. Get the bennies and avoid the legal technicalities. Get tired of that? Leave. Hey, the door is always open.
Women's liberation freed men from responsibility. It encouraged women to "find" themselves. They were urged to "go for it" careerwise.
Of course they could do it. Women are smart and able to work hard and succeed. But by doing it, they walked right into the trap that men had been in all along.
Now they find themselves in careers that are time-consuming, require travel away from home and envelop their lives. In that sense, women turned into what they originally disliked about their men and in the process, made the ugly discovery that a major tradeoff was the signature of their femininity. They gave up or lost the opportunity to be a wife and a mother. Why weren't they smart enough to see that?
A new book by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, "Creating A Life," comes to the conclusion, after surveying nearly 1,200 high-achieving career women, that they missed life. One was quoted as saying "I forgot to have a child."
Forgot? Give me a break! Any woman who "forgets" so basic a part of the female psyche isn't smart enough to be considered a high achiever. Either that or today's standards aren't what they're cracked up to be.
Women always had to choose. The choice for career meant sacrificing the family role. And that is the key. Sacrifice. Women are supposed to have been liberated from sacrifice. They are supposed to be able to have and do it all. Except for the fact that it doesn't work.
The real tragedy of Hewlett's findings is the real, human loss to those women. By the time they realize the loss, they're too old biologically to have a child, and too old socially to find an appropriate man to marry. If she's been divorced or earns too much money, it's even harder.
As for the men, as the old saying goes, why buy the cow when the milk is free?
It makes you wonder who women's liberation really liberated?
Barbara Simpson, "The Babe in the Bunker" as she's known to her KSFO 560 radio talk-show audience in San Francisco, has a 20-year radio, television and newspaper career in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.
It's nice to hear this side of the argument. I hope that there is going to be a good discussion of this view on television and radio.
Bump for all those women who took the time to be mommies (thanks mom!).
I've always wondered why, to criticize a woman you must be one, but criticism of men is open to all.
No fault divorce and sexual harassment laws
. . . (and abortion) empower womem to do things they cannot prudently do. Things which preclude their having children, or else make half of their children (the boys) second-class family members.
If women can "have it all" and men can do only what women allow, men ultimately have no responsibility. From there it is but a step to brave female soldiers--and to the child soldiers carrying bombs into undifferentiated crowds of the hated. It is the end of the very idea of a noncombatant--the end of the idea of innocence.
But hey--those "artificial constraints" on what women can do simply must stop . . .
Men put up with it out of a sense of responsibility.
There are two scenarios possible here. First neither of you have been around and end up married. In that case, you might as well have gotten married to begin with.
Second, you have been around, or you are going to be. Have fun swapping diseases.
What a great deal for you! You go, you stud! Of course, she is a fool. And I pity any pre-abortion material that may be created during the short span of your shack-up experience. Sounds like feminism worked out just great for you. You should show some respect and thank the "feminazis" who made your lifestyle possible.
We didn't say, God did.
Including having affairs of their own, ignoring the house and children, and walking away when they are financially independent. The article conveniently leaves out the wives and mothers who let their careers consume their life and ruin what they already had.
I was smarter than my dad when I was 20 too.
Will it make you feel all grown up?
Teaching about the "stale egg syndrome" became very unPC about 30 years ago. A side effect of "sex in the city", many STDs cause sterility in women while only an inconvenience in men.
Most women childless by 35, will remain so, whether clinically barren or unfertilized.
As a bachelor, I am weary of bitter women, angrily blaming men for nature's reality instead of accepting their own choices. The older I get, the more desirable younger women become. Nature ain't fair.
As far as I can see, modern feminism has cheapened womanhood and has successfully convinced women that motherhood is a worthless commodity to be fobbed off onto the hired help.
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