Friday, April 24, 2009

Because men do badly in school

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Whenever you talk about the condition for women in the current day, or what has occurred for them in the last sixty years the conversation inevitably turns to men.




One of the modern laments is how men are handling all of this. The minute we want girls to have an education we have to check how this is affecting the boys. The minute a woman wants a job we have to check how this is affecting male workers. The minute a woman wants to enter a university, we have to check how many places went to men that year. Male privilege has become so rife that the following statement looks like rationality:




“If little Cindy is able to get into a selective school, we’d better check how this will affect little Jimmy and take steps to ensure he is taken care of.”




Never, in the history of the world, has a man’s education been held back because his success may adversely affect his sister, wife, aunt, mother, daughter or any female existing on the planet. No! That wouldn’t be rational.




The truth is men have never, on mass, done well in school. This was one of the primary purposes for keeping women stupid, so that even the dumbest man, could still be smarter than his wife. It is an irrationality based on the emotional argument that we must preserve the male ego at all costs.




In romance novels the men are usually of equal intelligence to their women, however they are never threatened when she wants to get an education; mostly because he has learnt not to fear his own immanent exposure, relishing instead, the opportunity for fine intellectual competition.



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4 comments:

  1. Dayna Ward-AddisonMay 13, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    I completely agree. Most of the guys in novels have a few annoying habits, but during the book you find that he is CAPABLE of MATURe thoughts which in clude being open to the idea of hHIS woman having ajob, education so on and so forth.

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  2. YAA Adding this to my bookmarks. Thank You

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