What about the war against men?
Examples: Is There a War on Women?
In response to the war on women theme I see a new trend. Men pushing back about the war against men as waged by women -- particularly baby boomer women over the last 30 years.
I generally concur in part with all three of the above. Favorite excerpt:
Shame Samantha types whose weekly highlight is Sunday brunch mimosas. "In real life, Samantha dies alone with her cats nibbling on her flesh for sustenance." BACKTURN
In the 90s I was once at a professional women's forum at which the featured speaker was Carol Kleiman, the careers columnist for the Chicago Tribune. Kleiman, a bitter single mother a few years older than I am, proudly told the audience she had recently told her own recently graduated son that the discrimination he was facing in the workplace as just payback for what had been done to women and minorities by past generations of men! What a totally vile bitch! And of course she just loved Bill Clinton! As she put it, she had elected a president not a husband. Seemed to me Carol had been a poor judge of character in each case. To their credit the professional women at my table found Kleiman's attitude appalling.
For years now I have told women coming out of colleges imbued with Kleiman's attitude there are only two things I have ever been victimized by: wishful thinking and my own stupidity.
This time by a woman, novelist Sarah Hoyt.
War is Hell
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.
On behalf of all the women with male children; on behalf of all the women with male spouses, on behalf of all the women who are NOT ashamed of being women, and who DO actually like men - it's time to stop beating on males and screaming we're being hurt. Make love, not war.
And by the way, what cloud cuckoo land did I fall into that defending men is politics? WHEN did hating on half of your species become a political statement? WHEN did equality before the law the stop being the goal? WHERE are the doctors, and who put the inmates in charge of the asylum?