Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Fighting lack of motivation/Laughing at WND! Only one post from April. That is a bit sad. I've had quite a few ideas going through my head, but I've been lacking the motivation to write. (Also, I have been focusing more on contributing to comment boards...places where people will actually read what I have to say.) I'm going to try to pick things up a bit this May, but...Spring Fever! I suspect I'll also be out training for marathons, duathlons, triathlons, and running events more. This just means I'll have to stay focused when I do write!

   Anyway, I've got some feminist and Right-Wing Nut Jobs related topics on my mind, starting today with a piece I noticed some other bloggers picked up from the World Net Nut Daily about how "Real women don't need feminism." So this one covers both! (I'll be adding my comments in red. Also, post includes sarcasm.)

“The Monstrous Regiment of Women” explains that feminists tell women not to submit to a husband [What's wrong with that?], avoid having children[Well, in my experience, it's been more like, "You don't have to have children if you don't want to," but go on...], listen to their “inner voice” [I've heard women tell other women this. Some of those women may consider* themselves to be feminists, but this doesn't mean that feminism itself is suggesting this.] and chase a career[Again, this is more saying that women can chase a career if they wish, not that they must!].

But the DVD’s voices say otherwise. They include Edinburgh University historian [1.] Sharon Adams, Jennie Chancey of Ladies Against Feminism [2.], cadet [3.] Jane Doe, former abortion provider Carol Everett [4.], homemaker Dana Feliciano, Buried Treasure Books writer [5.] Carmon Freidrich, “Domestic Tranquility” author [6.] F. Carolyn Graglia, John Knox biographer [7.] Rosalind Marshall, “Raising Maidens of Virtue” author [8.] Stacey McDonald, Schlafly [9.] and homemakers Denise Sproul and Kathleen Smith.
   Hmmm...I count up to potentially 9 women in this list of 12 women that may be women who have chased a career (everyone other than those marked as "homemakers." What's up with that?
The women show how feminism’s twisted and irrational teaching has led to disaster for American women, pushing many into a frustrating, isolated existence.
   Ah! They must be speaking from personal experience, I take it? Except...there are about 4 women (Adams, Chancey, Freidrich, and Schlafly) on this list who apparently still have careers. (Others I'd have to research. So they wrote a book** once upon a time. Are they still authors today?) By gosh, if feminism is so horrible in suggesting that women chase a career, why don't they quit*** their lines of work?

* This is not to say that they are not feminists. I say this more to mean that I'll just take them for their word at this time since I am not going to, nor can I, evaluate the truth of such a claim.

** On another hand, if having a career is so horrible, why list these women's accomplishments as authors at all?

*** Of course, this has been a criticism of Schlafly for years...well before I was even born. Then again, according to Wikipedia, "Schlafly told Time magazine in 1978, 'I have cancelled speeches whenever my husband thought that I had been away from home too much.'" Well, I guess that means her husband allowed her to chase a career and as long as she came home at his bidding, then that was A-OK! It would seem that they should have qualified that earlier statement to say "chase a career without their husband's consent."

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