The day after President Trump’s inauguration, women held a march and rallied to oppose Trump and demand equal rights. And when Trump made his first congressional address recently, many Democrat women wore white or off-white to raise awareness of women’s suffrage issues. I’m still scratching my head trying to figure out what equal rights and suffrage issues they’re referring to. Then, on Wednesday March 8, 2017, when most responsible people were working, some privileged and disgruntled women were taking the day off in what was called “A Day Without a Woman,” a la “A Day Without an Immigrant.” Most men, I presume, welcomed the idea of a day without women, their significant women, that is. Man caves across the country could then turn into the centers for manly entertainment they’re meant to be.
Seriously, though, the [A] Day Without A Woman event and others are such insults to humanity. From a liberal perspective they fail to celebrate diversity in a country where diversity is hailed as one of the cornerstones of a tolerant society. But I understand the point.
Equality, or specifically equal rights for women, was one of the focal points of the event. It turns out, though, that there’s nothing equal about shunning men who typically accommodate women in the workplace, at home and in society in general. From a layman perspective, or to be equal, a laywoman, things work out better when both men and women share the responsibilities of life. Each has his and her respective roles to follow and as long as each is carried out accordingly things unfold pretty smoothly, for the most part.
But liberals are resistant to roles. They now prefer to redefine them or consider them useless and antiquated. To most liberals gender is a social construct where boys (those born with penises) are allowed to identify as girls (those born with vaginas). So twisted has this idea become that some states have passed laws forcing the acceptance of boys using girls’ restrooms and vice-versa. It’s truly delusional and surreal.
Back to the women who want to prove a point about how unequal they feel. One of their claims is that women are victims of a wage gap. Is there really a wage gap between the sexes? If there is it’s not significant. The liberal media routinely cite studies (which often compare apples to oranges) that women are paid 77 cents to every dollar a man makes. Not true, but they don’t and won’t clarify the fact that many women choose careers that pay less than the careers men choose; that they take time off work to have children and raise families; and that they typically do not work longer hours since they need to leave to take care of their families. In those cases, of course there is a wage gap, as well there should be.
Another complaint women have is that there are fewer women in managerial and executive positions. This is a myth that hardly anyone disputes, but I will. In three of my last four jobs in advertising and public relations most of my bosses were women. In two of those jobs, women actually owned the company. In another, my four immediate bosses were women. I’ve been hired by women and fired by women. It’s plainly dishonest and irresponsible to report the same, tired talking points without disclosing the facts of why there appears to be inequality. Not everything is as it seems.
When is it going to stop? Will there be a day without a (fill in the blank) every time someone who fits that category feels bad about some perceived injustice? Oh my goodness. I thought the college kids and millennials were snowflakes. I guess some adults are also.
Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative thinker, and Editor of RightWingWriter.com, a website for conservative viewpoints. A Tea Party original, he is a firm believer in the Constitution and the rule of law. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.