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Power-Hungry and Proud of It

March 27, 2012

 

HANNA ROSIN in a recent piece in the Wall Street Journal, part of a series on the sexual revolution, continues with her familiar talking point, first popularized in her Atlantic magazine essay, “The End of Men.” According to Rosin, women are more powerful than men today and they should thank the sexual revolution for that.

There’s one problem with Mrs. Rosin’s thesis. Women aren’t all that powerful (in the sense Mrs. Rosin means, which is the power of money and career), and they certainly aren’t more powerful than men.

Take away all the billions of dollars in government support for single mothers, the affirmative action programs, the Equal Employment Opportunity suits, the other civil rights threats backed up by a powerful bureaucratic machine, the prisons for men raised in fatherless homes, the confiscatory family courts, the second income jobs that take opportunities from zero-income homes — take it all away and women are just as dependent as they ever were. Take away the massive investment that women once put into producing the next generation and preparing it for responsibility and hard work — and you have declining prospects, not an era of growth.

And once those subsidies for feminist autonomy disappear – and someday they will, Mrs. Rosin, because the well is running dry — women who trumpet their power over men and talk of free sex as if it is inconsequential for most women will lose all their glamour in the eyes of other women. They will be relics of the Age of Feminist Tyranny, listened to by no one.

By the way, you would think Mrs. Rosin was talking about women acquiring power to do interesting things, not sit in offices all day away from the stream of life.

Here she is on promiscuity: Read More »

 

Line Breaks

March 27, 2012

 

READERS may notice in the comments of some of the posts here, there are sometimes no line breaks between paragraphs. I recently updated my WordPress platform and this problem has been occurring frequently. Truthfully, it is driving me around the bend.

I wanted to let you know I am trying to find a solution.

 

Canadian Court Finally Grants Human Rights to Sex Professionals

March 27, 2012

 

MARK L. writes:

Coming soon, to a neighborhood near moi — legalized brothels!

I only recently found out that prostitution is considered legal according to Canada’s constitution. However, the practice was somewhat curtailed by laws making it illegal to solicit for sexual services for money and to operate brothels. This was all contradictory, and of course these practices went on, but the message was (at least somewhat) clear: “While we as a society do not want to swell our jails with prostitutes, we do not condone prostitution as an activity.”

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Walter Williams on Trayvon

March 27, 2012

 

THE CASE of John Sanderson, a student at Mississippi State University who was shot to death in his dorm room last week, has not inspired national outrage. Sanderson is white and only one of the three black men suspected in his murder has been arrested so far. The Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education called the murder “a senseless tragedy.”

Is it racist to use stronger words? Walter E. Williams, in reference  to Trayvon Martin,  asks whether it is racist to state the obvious about black criminality: Read More »

 
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