I generally like Acidman’s self-proclaimed vitriolic rants. But this time, in response to a “feminist” post by Mindscapes, Heartstrings and Soul-Searching, I think he missed the mark. I’ve excised his comment to her post so I could dissect it here. My comments are underlined.
Sorry, darlin’, but I believe you’ve had your head pumped full of a lot of raw sewage over “feminism.” That “women earning 1/3 of what men earn in the same job” is absolute bullshit. That urban legend has been shot down everywhere except college campuses today. NO BUSINESS would DARE pay a woman 1/3 the salary it paid a man for the same work in the US today. The EEOC and a locust-swarm of lawyers would sue the living daylights out of them and WIN. Many incompetent women hold high-paying jobs just so the jelly-bean count will be correct to the Powers That Be. So you’re saying that because there are laws that prevent discrimination, among other things, that businesses are simply obeying them? Haven’t you been watching the news or reading the papers? If corporations behaved and went by the books and paid attention to what is legal then my law firm and others like it would be out of business. Corporations break laws like this every day. I still subscribe to the maxim that a woman has to work twice as hard as a man does to get anywhere. But since I’m in a “pink collar” profession, I don’t have to worry about hitting my head on that glass ceiling. But don’t think for a second that it doesn’t happen. I can pull up case after case for you. Not only in your own Circuit, but all over the country. And as soon as I finish this post I just might.
That “contraception” nonsense? WOMEN become pregnant; men don’t. Who do you THINK the burden of contraception should be on? In an ideal world, the woman would be responsible enough to ensure that no “accidents” happened. But when the law is structured that an illegitimate child is a meal ticket to welfare, child-support and a host of other government rewards, responsibility is NOT encouraged. Hell, I had a vasectomy YEARS ago because women can’t be trusted to watch out for themselves. Well, isn’t it just like a man to think he can run around and spill his precious semen anywhere he fucking well pleases and devil be damned the consequences. Women don’t get pregnant by themselves. And they shouldn’t be required to raise the brat alone either. Responsibility should be borne equally by both partners. You’re more of a MCP than I dared dream possible. Bah. Nothing surprises me anymore.
[Snipped rant about Susan Faludi, whoever she may be. I’m too lazy to look on Google.]
Men and women are not equal, and they never will be. Men, as a rule have more upper-body strength, can run faster, and do more physically demanding tasks than a woman can. Women are just as smart (and maybe MORE devious) and they have the force of government guaranteeing not only “equality,” but a leg up in the workplace today. Well, I know a helluva lot of men who are content to sit on their asses while women support them. And raise the kids. And you completely ignore the fact that it’s not WOMEN who are getting all the perks. It’s minority men! So much so that the WASP male is probably more discriminated against than any other demographic group there is. (When he bothers to get a job that is.)
Go out in the real world and see for yourself. If you’re half-assed at what you do, you’ll go to the front of the line because you are female. That’s pure bullshit. The only way you get to the head of the line is by being good, period. Man or woman. Unless you are unfortunate enough to work in an office like mine where it’s more important WHO you know than WHAT you know. I have no pedigree. All I bring to the table is my intelligence and work ethic. Fuck them if that isn’t enough.
I live with this shit every day. Rant complete. What shit do you live with everyday? YOU are the head of the plant, aren’t you? Not a woman? So what woman has trampled your masculine sensibilities (now THERE’S an oxymoron for you) by climbing over you to get to the top?
Come and get me, Hoss! ;-P