It turns out FoxNews.com also has op-ed’s, which gives me a holster full of things to write about rather than the absurd things posted over at the Wall Street Journal, like lousy election predictions by the douchebag Karl Rove. No, this is serious shit – the War on Men.
Honestly, I have no idea what to think on this piece. Is there really a war of the sexes these days? I thought we were done with this sort of thing back in the 90’s? (at least in the northern half of the United States, or as I like to call them “the states that matter”). The article drops mind-blowing bombs of information like:
Believe it or not, modern women want to get married. Trouble is, men don’t.
If you were as surprised to read that as I was, well, then you probably weren’t very surprised at all. Honestly, I think it’s just the writer of this op-ed that was surprised, and she is just surprised because she spends her time with the vocal minority of women who want to be “free” and focus on themselves and their careers. Oh, and the reason men don’t want to get married?
Women aren’t women anymore.
Brilliant. Men who don’t want to get married simply don’t want to because “women aren’t women anymore”. More fun quotes from this article include:
In a nutshell, women are angry. They’re also defensive, though often unknowingly. That’s because they’ve been raised to think of men as the enemy.
But what if the dearth of good men, and ongoing battle of the sexes, is – hold on to your seats – women’s fault?
It’s all so unfortunate – for women, not men. Feminism serves men very well: they can have sex at hello and even live with their girlfriends with no responsibilities whatsoever.
Like I said, I have no idea what to make of this article. It’s crazy to think it was written by a woman. I’m the last person in the world who would consider themselves on expert on the sexes, but this article blows my mind. The article concludes that women should just “surrender to their nature – their femininity – and let men surrender to theirs” because “women need men’s linear career goals – they need men to pick up the slack at the office – in order to live the balanced life they seek.”
Personally, I think this type of stereotyping is downright dangerous and idiotic. It’s typical big media punditry that can place genders into a binary role when in real life it’s far more gradient and complicated. But hey, this shit sells, right? It’s what makes Fox News #1, and keeps it “Fair and Balanced”.