Women Aren’t Women Anymore

by Maureen on November 28, 2012

women aren't women anymoreI could feel the hair stand up on the back of my neck as I read an article by Suzanne Venker about women’s war on men, published on the Fox News opinion blog.  Ms. Venker is convinced that women have gone about equality all wrong.

We have emasculated men and now they won’t marry us.  She’s spoken with “thousands of men” who tell her they aren’t ever getting married because women aren’t women any more.

It seems that men haven’t changed one bit and women have gone through this huge overhaul and nothing is fair anymore.  “Men didn’t NEED a revolution!” I want to scream into my computer monitor.

She might be a qualified writer and author of three books on the American family but who is she writing for?  Does she want to go back to the place where women had little opportunity in the workplace?  Further back and not be permitted to work at all?  Further back and not be allowed to vote?   I can go back even more but we’d all be sobbing.

While I don’t live in America any longer, I still have the American gene in my body and I feel confident that I understand the way many American women think.  They’d smack this woman with their iPhone as they head off to work.

She opines that women are angry at men and defensive all at the same time and we’ve pushed men off their pedestal because we never realised that we were sitting on one already.  Give me a fucking break.  I saw my ex mother-in-law do as she was told.  She never heard of feminism and I promise you, there was no pedestal for women in that household.  My mother didn’t know about feminism either and you guessed it, she wasn’t on a pedestal either.

Maybe Ms. Venker is too young to know what it was really like for those of us who were coming of age in the 60s but I know because I lived it.  I remember life before the pill when only “bad girls” got pregnant before marriage.

She goes on to say that the lack of great men to marry is most likely the fault of women because we’ve browbeat them and told them there was something wrong with them.  “Men aren’t threatened by us, they’re pissed off,” she says.  To that I say, “Good!  If we’ve pissed men off because we want equal rights to the same jobs, equal pay for the same job and the right to feel respected and valued, then I say I’m glad they’re pissed off and it’s not gonna get better.”

Men no longer have to marry us because we’ll have sex at hello, the article says.  I’m not sure where that comes from because I don’t know one woman, not one, who sleeps around with total strangers.  Maybe her circle of friends is different considering that she’s talked with thousands of men about sex.  I’ve run a dating site on the internet for years and I can tell you that even online, women are women and yes, some sleep around but most don’t.

You’ll be pleased to know that she ends up with really good news.  We can turn around this mess we’ve made with feminism by surrendering to our nature – our feminity.   Yes, and that and $5 will get you coffee but it won’t pay the rent and it won’t appease our frustration at not getting paid the same as men and being passed over for promotion.

Men with brains do exist, Ms. Venker.  I’m married to one.  He knows he doesn’t own me, he considers my opinions worth listening to, he treats me with love and respect and is my biggest champion as I am his.  I bet he’s not the only one like that.  You should widen your circle of friends.

 

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Lana November 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I really do not need to leave a comment:) I read the article and I was left scratching my head, thinking WTF? As a mother of three girls, I won’t let them read a word of this nonsense:)
When I think back, it was my soon-to-be-ex to glorified the strength of femininity and applauded women who were real women (whatever that means in his trailer-trash lingo::
Great article, Maureen! Hugs!

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Madonna November 28, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Hi Maureen,

Great post. Like it when you go for it.

I’m old enough to remember when women public servants had to give up their jobs when they got married. And I also remember that I, at the tender age of 16, had to lead the charge in ‘asking’ the boss if we could we wear trousers to work because it was bloody freezing.

I was born a feminist because anything esle seemed stupid to me. I never expected men to pay for me when we went out and I have never needed a man to take care of me although I wouldn’t mind one now. Lol

Women aren’t like the women some men might have been used to in the past. Bad luck. It is time some men came out of the dark ages. Their superiority has long been overturned. They need to get over it and move with the times.

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James December 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Hi.

You three are kidding yourselves. I realize that I am from a younger generation. I am 36. I am never getting married. Feel free to blame us for any problems you may have. We don’t care. Thanks.

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Maureen December 17, 2012 at 5:24 am

That’s a brilliant idea if you’re one of those men who believe it’s women’s lot in life to be subservient.

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Daxamite January 17, 2013 at 1:31 am

I have just finished college and throughout the whole four years I didn’t ask one girl out, and don’t intend to do so. Any conversation was truncated. You’re on your own baby. No means no. Like James, every guy I know could care less about what you want. No one has any intention of dating a woman, the idea is ludicrous, if you all disappeared, we wouldn’t notice.

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Maureen January 17, 2013 at 11:07 am

There are a lot of men who don’t date women. My grandson doesn’t. he dates men. It’s perfectly okay as long as everyone is treated equally.

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Some-guy January 20, 2013 at 2:49 pm

There are so many desperate young women in my area it’s incredible, sometimes it’s embarrassing and uncomfortable. I think they have been conditioned to think that they can have it all and yet things don’t always work out that way so they’re seemingly angry, frustrated and confused. The guys are having a blast because they don’t have to do diddly squat to get sex (some will tell you that there has never been a better time to be a guy). So they play video games and drink beer and slack off. Apparently they don’t need much in life so they are content – much to the frustration of so many young women.

Guys claim marriages mostly end in divorce, that modern women aren’t wifely material and that the risks associated with marriage are not worth the effort. Consequently marriage rates are declining along with the birth rate.

This civilization is dead.

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OhSoRight June 28, 2013 at 7:02 am

that is certainly for sure, and the ones with their high paying job think they are all that too. no wonder there are no good woman to meet anymore, and such a very bad attitude problem that many of them have these days. very sad.

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David November 23, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Why would men want to buy the cow if you get the milk for free?? Why take on so much legal risk if the marriage ends in divorce?

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Tim M February 5, 2016 at 11:30 am

My question to you Maureen is “who is supposed to be subservient? Feminism in my opinion has blurred the lines between men and women especially in America. Gender roles has pretty much been reversed. Women want the role of men and men should be in the home cooking etc etc. I’m not saying women should be slaves but you have to admit things have gone chaotic in the last 35 years. Divorce is out of control etc etc.

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Maureen February 5, 2016 at 4:43 pm

I don’t think either one has to be subservient in a committed relationship. I also think if a woman (or a man) is unhappy in a marriage, either should be free to leave it.

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Brian March 25, 2017 at 1:59 am

Feminism and anti male laws are the cause of the man shortage. Until feminism and the anti male laws are reversed nothing will change. Look up MGTOW then you will know your only future is with a cat. Good bye ladies.

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Maureen March 25, 2017 at 9:12 am

I’d rather have a cat than a man who felt he had to follow a set of rules of what he perceives marriage to be. If women are limiting to you, then MGTOW is exactly right for you. Be the next Wilbur Wright.

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