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Thought Experiment For Stephanie Coontz

Posted on | September 30, 2012 | 13 Comments

by Smitty

A fine outpouring of feminist piffle:

ONE thing standing in the way of further progress for many men is the same obstacle that held women back for so long: overinvestment in their gender identity instead of their individual personhood. Men are now experiencing a set of limits — externally enforced as well as self-imposed — strikingly similar to the ones Betty Friedan set out to combat in 1963, when she identified a “feminine mystique” that constrained women’s self-image and options.
Although men don’t face the same discriminatory laws as women did 50 years ago, they do face an equally restrictive gender mystique.
Just as the feminine mystique discouraged women in the 1950s and 1960s from improving their education or job prospects, on the assumption that a man would always provide for them, the masculine mystique encourages men to neglect their own self-improvement on the assumption that sooner or later their “manliness” will be rewarded.

Not to wish harm on anyone, but I should like to round up these “gender identity” feminists and park them all on a tropical island, with all the materials and tools they need to build their utopia.

I’m guessing after about a month or so this men==women nonsense would drain away.

Or, I could be wrong. Maybe the women would build some aesthetically pleasing masterpiece, some testosterone-free tropical Eden. Certainly replete with fashionable porn.

via Althouse and Insty.


  • Adobe_Walls

    Parking them on a tropical island would be a waste of space on the island, they, like all Progressives, should be put to some productive labor, such as pulling plows.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Yeah, but, we’d still hear their shrewing. No, I say put them on one of them there Pacific Islands waaaay out in the middle.

  • Wombat_socho

    A lot of those tropical islands are disease-infested hellholes. Take, for example, New Guinea and Guadalcanal, to name but two of the best-known.

  • Adjoran

    l can remember when you could find intelligent writing in the pages of the NYT. Guess I’m showing my age!

  • Christy Waters

    Can we go back to the old days when men used to pinch a woman’s ass? Feminists, along with the other liberal special interest groups, have taken all the fun out of life.

  • Adobe_Walls

    The motion is seconded.

  • Quartermaster

    I hear Johnston Atoll is available now.

  • Quartermaster

    That would make you, what, 110?

  • Bob Belvedere

    And the problem is???…

  • Bob Belvedere

    I always preferred the gentle, but firm spank.

  • K-Bob

    If it lingers, just for a moment, it’s a “pat”

    This bears further research, obviously.

  • K-Bob

    Did you read the fatuous psychobabble in that “fashionable porn” link?

    What a bunch of losers those psychologists must be researching. Just like those perverts, the Kinseys.

  • Bob Belvedere

    I’m sure there’s a federal grant we can apply for.