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Remember, folks: whenever a woman says "die for me because you are a man," just look her in the eye and say "my body, my choice."
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Women's Equality Day!

Yesssss!
Today, August 26, we commemorate the occasion of American women winning the right to vote.  And I love that they decided to call it "Women's Equality Day," rather than "Women's Suffrage Day" or some such thing.  It's a reminder of how far we still have to go to achieve legal and social equality between the sexes.  Bravo!

Naturally I add my voice to the chorus; here's a list of some issues that desperately need our attention:

* Women and men should be paid the same amount for the same work.  Women and men should also have the same opportunity to be hired for any job - it's time to stop favoring one sex over the other.

* Women and men in the armed forces, law enforcement (and firefighters too) should be required to meet the exact same fitness and competency standards.  It's unfair that one sex can do far less work than the other, yet still receive the same pay.  It's also deadly dangerous for anybody in these fields to be less capable than anybody else.  Additionally, if one sex must register for the draft, so must the other.

* It's time we take violence against women as seriously as we take violence against men.  Women make up approximately 2/3 of domestic violence victims, but "violence prevention" services for women receive nowhere near 2/3 of the available funding for these programs.

* Divorced and unmarried mothers should have the same chance to win primary custody (child support included) of their children, as do divorced and single fathers.

* Women and men need to have the same educational opportunities.  It's simply obscene that so many colleges and scholarship programs favor one sex.  One might think they were trying to oppress the other sex.

* We also need some equity in the criminal justice system.  Men who commit crimes should be arrested, charged, prosecuted and imprisoned at the same rate and the same severity, as women who commit crimes.  No more sex-based excuses.

It's been at least a hundred fifty years since feminists organized to demand legal equality between the sexes.  Why aren't we there yet?????

10 comments:

  1. Wow! This was a real eye opener Suz! Of course a lot of these issues I was aware of, but requiring women to register for the draft never would have entered my mind. Of course, that poses the question what would a family do if both the mother and the father of a child were drafted?? I'm sure there could be rules and regulations set into affect to avoid such unpleasant situations, but I digress... great post!! Great post indeed!!

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    1. Thanks Dreamer!

      Most women didn't even want the vote until lawmakers promised them they wouldn't be required to serve. And lots of kids already have two serving parents.

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  2. Poking the Sisterhood with a stick, again, aren't we?

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  3. I believe that women should be on top at least 50% of the time (but they can face either direction - their choice.)

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  4. I always wonder how any two groups are supposed to be equal while having different rules for each.

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  5. Actual equality would leave the feminazis with nothing to do, and therefore they cannot 'Fix" the problems, or their existence is threatened.

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    1. Exactly. They'd have to get real jobs, instead of teaching Women's Studies in taxpayer-funded universities, and coaching soon-to-be single mothers on how to work the system. Those broads have everything to lose.

      Must be tricky work to keep men juuust prosperous enough to maintain civilization and pay the bills, without having to acknowledge men's contributions.

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  6. I would love to see some evidence for these claims. Especially point 3. I'm here because you posted a link on a Fairfax website, so can only assume you know that in the same week Jill Meagher was murdered, a teenaged boy was stabbed to death in Sunshine. I think you've got things topsy-turvy if you think violence against men is treated more seriously that violence against women.
    Or have I missed the satire here. It's hard to tell. Some of your points - number six - is another example almost sound like you're taking the piss...

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    1. It's 100% satire, and my regular readers know it. The fact that it "appears" to support the Fairfax article is why I linked it; I didn't think they would publish my comment otherwise. Not that the media is biased or anything...

      Everything in it is true, but not in the way feminists have led us to believe. Thanks for your comment!

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