Sometimes my mom says things like, “white men have it so hard in this country.”
And after the ensuing argument, I realize I must be adopted. That is the only way.
Being equal in worth, or value, is not the same as being identical, interchangeable beings. Men and women may be capable of doing many of the same things, but that doesn’t mean they want to. That we don’t have more female CEOs or stay-at-home dads proves this in spades.
Unless, of course, you’re beholden to feminism. In that case, you’ll believe the above is evidence of discrimination. You’ll believe what feminists taught you to believe: that gender is a social construct.
Those of us with children know better. We know little girls love their dolls and boys just want to kick that ball. This doesn’t mean men can’t take care of babies or women can’t play sports. It just means each gender has its own energy that flows in a specific direction. For God’s sake, let it flow.
Venker is quickly becoming the most misinformed Fox contributor / my least favorite person of the year.(via reallyfoxnews)
Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President, BYU Devotional, January 15, 2013.
I don’t even know what to say.(via my-sundown)
Oh, oh you. Don’t worry little girls, you don’t need things like “equal pay” when your job is to be at home making babies.
One day, my family will realize it is not my responsibility as a woman to “dress modesty” and thus help boys and men keep clean thoughts. You hear me? It is not my job to keep their wandering eyeballs in check! Learn to control your goddamn selves.
That is all.
Most Stand-up Comics on Late Night TV are White Men (Isn’t that just… most people on TV?)
HuffPost covered a post on Comic’s Comic revealing most stand-up comics booked for late night TV are white dudes… which is a surprise to absolutely no one. ”Late Night” with Letterman was among the least diverse (Conan booked the most women and POC comics), despite getting rid of the guy who used to book the stand-ups, most well-known for laying down this gem: “There are a lot less female comics who are authentic… I see a lot of female comics who to please an audience will act like men.” Because, lest we forget, ladies, being confident and assertive equates to masculine.
The break-down from the first half of 2012: 48 stand-up performances; 37 white men, nine men of color, and two women.