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I remember recently sitting with a politician and asking him straight up whether he thought women had been oppressed. He said, "Of course." He was completely shocked when I told him I didn't think so. Guess what? After several months this man is now on our side. He isn't going public or seeking bills just yet but his mind has changed on this topic. We need to spread this idea as far and wide as we can. Force the fembots to prove the oppression of women. If they can't, they are in deep yogurt.
IMO, since not all women comprise those groups as she as pointed out in the book, it is only some women who make the world worse. Looks like you dodged the bullet this time Roy
Glad to have you back. Please try to stay within the
frickin rules. ;>)
Women who make the world worse by denying the complementary roles of husband and wife and father and mother dismiss children's need for the example and attention of both parents. They have weakened the family and put children at risk. Women who make the world worse by encouraging careers at the expense of family seek to deny women the choices they freely make. Women who make the world worse by demanding that sex differences be eliminated in the classrooms and on playing fields engage in a radical social engineering that harms young boys and girls alike. Women who make the world worse by insisting that American women engage in combat weaken the military and jeopardize lives. Women who make the world worse by holding candidates hostage to a phony gender gap have poisoned our politics. Women who make the world worse by lying about their radical abortion agenda betray women and their unborn children.
All of these women who make the world worse by waging a destructive war between the sexes are at war with Mother Nature.
Women in this country have a higher opinion of the women's movement now than ever before --
a recent CBS News poll found that fully 69% of women say the movement has made their lives better, up 45 percentage points since 1983!
At this time of year, and after more nearly four decades of NOW, it sure is nice to know that lots of women are giving thanks for the work you and we are doing together.
And lest you think it's just them, let me end on a note of personal thanks.
In addition to my wonderful family, what I am most grateful for this year is you.
All of you.
Your hard work and dedication keeps me going. Yes, we still have a long way to go, but once in a while it's also nice to remember how far we've come. Together, we have changed the culture, we have changed our world.
And that is something for which we can all be truly thankful.
According to a CBS News Poll conducted this past May, an overwhelming majority of women say their opportunities to succeed in life are better than the opportunities their mothers had -- and most credit the women's movement for making their lives better.
But while nearly all women say the status of women has gotten better in this country, they are divided as to whether there is still a need for a strong women's movement.
Even though many women value the achievements the women's movement has made, most are reluctant to call themselves a feminist outright.
Just a quarter of women say they consider themselves a feminist;
70 percent do not. These numbers have changed little over the years.
The low numbers of self-described feminists may have more to do with the feminist label than with views on goals of the women's movement.
Even though most women (64 percent) consider the word "feminist" a neutral term, they are a bit more likely to think of it as an insult, rather than a compliment.
Women are divided .... on whether there is still a need for a strong women's movement. Today, 48 percent say a strong women's movement is still needed, while 45 percent say that most of the goals of the women's movement have been met.
Roy, you're one weird f*cker.
Unless you do research specifically seeking causation, you have no way of proving this statement.
EDIT: My intention with the quest was to have a little fun and send some traffic Typhon's way. Not so unlike Roy's intent in starting the thread.
I have said before that I do not wish to play defence lawyer to anyone. I am not playing devil's advocate either. But frankly I find this picking on Lisa to be offensive and whilst Dr E puts it in terms that make it appear to be an offer to discuss, I think this is sophistry and against his own 'personal attack' rules. In spirit, if not in black-letter.
ON WOMEN (minimal excerpts) --
It is because women's reasoning powers are weaker that they show more sympathy for the unfortunate than men, and consequently take a kindlier interest in them.
On the other hand, women are inferior to men in matters of justice, honesty, and conscientiousness. Again, because their reasoning faculty is weak, things clearly visible and real, and belonging to the present, exercise a power over them which is rarely counteracted by abstract thoughts, fixed maxims, or firm resolutions, in general, by regard for the past and future or by consideration for what is absent and remote.
Accordingly they have the first and principal qualities of virtue, but they lack the secondary qualities which are often a necessary instrument in developing it. Women may be compared in this respect to an organism that has a liver but no gall-bladder.
So that it will be found that the fundamental fault in the character of women is that they have no "sense of justice." This arises from their deficiency in the power of reasoning already referred to, and reflection, but is also partly due to the fact that Nature has not destined them, as the weaker sex, to be dependent on strength but on cunning; this is why they are instinctively crafty, and have an ineradicable tendency to lie.
For as lions are furnished with claws and teeth, elephants with tusks, boars with fangs, bulls with horns, and the cuttlefish with its dark, inky fluid, so Nature has provided woman for her protection and defence with the faculty of dissimulation, and all the power which Nature has given to man in the form of bodily strength and reason has been conferred on woman in this form.
Hence, dissimulation is innate in woman and almost as characteristic of the very stupid as of the clever. Accordingly, it is as natural for women to dissemble at every opportunity as it is for those animals to turn to their weapons when they are attacked; and they feel in doing so that in a certain measure they are only making use of their rights.
Therefore a woman who is perfectly truthful and does not dissemble is perhaps an impossibility. This is why they see through dissimulation in others so easily; therefore it is not advisable to attempt it with them.
From the fundamental defect that has been stated, and all that it involves, spring falseness, faithlessness, treachery, ungratefulness, and so on. In a court of justice women are more often found guilty of perjury than men. It is indeed to be generally questioned whether they should be allowed to take an oath at all.
Dr. E--how about this: I figured out how to do the author and keyword search and found the 25 hits you mentioned for author=lkanneg and keyword=research. I will start a separate thread and address each one, not posting elsewhere until I have made at least one post per issue raised in the 25 hits.