*Please check the bottom of the page to see what an anti-post is. Here goes:
Let’s face it: women are less capable than men. They tend to be emotional, they cannot run 100 metres in 9.58 seconds and they are less ambitious, that’s why women are cooking dinner at home and men are celebrated chefs.
I know, they would start complaining right away and say they haven’t had enough opportunities to develop their qualities, but really. How much more time would they need? They’ve got the vote, they’ve got birth control and fifty years later they’re still around 37 cents behind on every dollar a man makes.Do you think that’s a coincidence? Discrimination? Would it make sense that all these different cultures, during thousands of years, were wrong about this one thing?
(…) A good woman was not supposed to have a point of view at all, and if she did, she certainly should not be so brazen as to talk about it. He would quote the Chinese saying: ‘If you are married to a chicken, obey the chicken. If you are married to a dog, obey the dog.’
That’s a quote from Wild Swans, a book on three generations of women in China. Typically the thing women love to read. But then they conveniently forget that Chinese culture was once hundreds of years ahead of Western culture. Even if they did bind an occasional foot.
Saint Peter (1 Peter 3:7) tells husbands to be understanding:
“Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honour to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, (…)”
Meanwhile, orthodox Jewish men thank G-d every morning for not making them women, slaves or non-Jews. Women say a blessing thanking G-d for creating them according to his will.
That’s his will. You read that correctly. (Women are better secretaries, by the way.) As it is his will that they have as little schooling and as many kids as possible. You’ll find most of the mainstream religions in agreement on that. They are good nurses and primary school teachers, because they seem to never tire of wiping noses and changing nappies.I could go to macho South America, or explore some African cultures, but it’s the same wherever you look and it has been like that forever. Now, be honest. There must be a reason for that.
And if you think new spiritual movements have different ideas, why are most cult leaders men? A cult leader needs authority, honesty and likability to attract followers. Guess who’s most capable of getting that message across? (That’s a rhetorical question.) And let’s look at a women who stayed with the Hare Krishna’s:
“My sense of humour became strained, though, when they started the line that women were of a lower order than men. Women should be married or they were like lost sheep unable to fend for themselves.”
I did not want to mention it, but their sense of humour is often less developed:
There are a few successful women: just think of Margaret Thatcher and other women who managed to look like men. Forbes calls them ‘power women’. In their 2012 list, we find Michelle Obama on number 7, Oprah Winfrey on number 11 and on 16 we find Christina Fernandez de Kirchner. She’s the president of Argentina because her husband, the real president of Argentina, could not get reelected. On number 30 we find Yingluck Shinawatra. Same story, this time in Thailand. You’ll find Lady Gaga somewhere in between, proof that a woman will dress in raw meats to get your attention.
wife: “After this many years together, each of us knows what the other one thinks.”
husband: “No we don’t.”
So even though some of my best friends are women, I’m not about to go down the feminist route. If you are a woman and you still wonder why:
“Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvious.” Oscar Wilde
* This is my anti-post. To celebrate David Yerle’s Anti-Week, I defended the exact opposite of what I normally would.