Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Steinem Laments Elusive Equality for Women

From Reuters: "As she turns 76 next week, a message to all those confident young American women from pioneering feminist Gloria Steinem: For all the advances in women's rights in the past 40 years, equality remains a distant hope."

Exhibit A:


At 3/17/2010 8:40 PM, Blogger sethstorm said...

In other words, even they're recognizing that the gains are for all the 'wrong' reasons.

At 3/17/2010 11:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gloria Steinem: For all the advances in women's rights in the past 40 years, equality remains a distant hope."

The truth, from a feminist, is what remains a distant hope:

"Harder to kill than a vampire." That is what the sociologist Joel Best calls a bad statistic. But, as I have discovered over the years, among false statistics the hardest of all to slay are those promoted by feminist professors ... Feminist misinformation is pervasive. In their eye-opening book, Professing Feminism: Education and Indoctrination in Women's Studies (Lexington Books, 2003), two once-committed professors of women's studies, Daphne Patai and Noretta Koertge, describe the "sea of propaganda" that overwhelms the contemporary feminist classroom. The formidable Christine Rosen (formerly Stolba), in her 2002 report on the five leading women's-studies textbooks, found them rife with falsehoods, half-truths, and "deliberately misleading sisterly sophistries."

The Chronicle of Higher Education

At 3/17/2010 11:49 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"the woman who walked the front lines of American feminism"...

Yet another reason Reuters is the laughing stock of the news business...

"At nearly 76, the long-time New York City resident looks youthful and says she is "just as energetic" as she has always been in her travels advocating for women and other causes"...


As youthful looking as an Queen Hatshepsut...

At 3/18/2010 8:18 AM, Anonymous KJ said...

Gloria Steinem has done more damage to America that the Al Quaeda and more damage to modern marriage than AIDS.

At 3/18/2010 8:40 AM, Blogger Frozen in the North said...

A friend has been teaching L3 class for 15 years (as a lawyer a usual "give back" to his alma mater). When he started in the mid 90s the proportion was about 50/50. He now finds that women account for nearly 75% of his class.

His daughter, a bright junior at college competed in these high school science fairs. A year ago, all the winners (going to the regionals) all but one of the winners were girls.

It was rather amusing actually, as one of Canada's largest engineering firm gave a specific prize for women in science, when all but one of the prizes recipients had been girls.

This is a new phenomena, but an extension of what has already happened in law school and medicine. It appears that educators' drive to get women involved in science has been very successful, now its the boys who are the problem...

At 3/18/2010 9:36 AM, Blogger Methinks said...

I've always resented that skanky, striny-haired hippy declaring that she speaks for me.

She doesn't. And she's a statist, not a feminist.

A true feminist is someone who believes that women have the right to make decisions for themselves AS INDIVIDUALS instead of letting society do it for them, but without twisting society to their whim.

At 3/18/2010 11:38 AM, Anonymous Benny The Man said...

"Equality remains a distant hope"

Maybe, but for men.

Men die younger, get incarcerated at much higher rates, commit suicide at much higher rates, serve in wars, do all the dirty work (when was the last time you saw a pretty blonde putting in 12-hour days in a auto-repair barn?), and obtain less education.

We cannot marry up on the basis of our looks (except rarely), and better have a good-paying job or business if we want to marry at all.

I won't even get into divorce law, but suffice it to say, be very, very careful about getting married.

I could go on, but "equality?"

What a laugh.

At 3/19/2010 10:53 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> do all the dirty work (when was the last time you saw a pretty blonde putting in 12-hour days in a auto-repair barn?)

I wouldn't go quite that far as to say "all" the dirty work, but they certainly are the more likely candidates for "dirty work" of most sorts.

"While we acknowledged that glass ceilings
that kept women out of the top, we [have]
ignored the glass floors that kept [them out
of the bottom]. Thus the Jobs Rated Almanac'
reveals that the majority of the 25 worst jobs
'happen to be' male dominated."

- Warren Farrell -


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