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A cup always half empty!
By Rod Van Mechelen
Sometimes, it really is about discrimination, but sometimes it's about the unwanted consequences of personal choices.
Unwanted consequences
2003 Olympia, Wash. - According to the dour whiners at the American Association of University Women, despite victories in higher education, women are still "stuck":
Women are more educated, more employed, and employed at higher levels today than ever before, but they are still largely pigeonholed in 'pink-collar' jobs, according to the new American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation report, Women at Work.
Of course, this has nothing to do with women's choices. It never does. Typically, the feminists call it an "inequity" and attribute it to women's victimization:
It's not that women are hitting a glass ceiling in the high-tech sector. It's that they don't have the keys to open the door. - Mary Ellen Smyth, President of the AAUW Educational Foundation
The truth is, in some cases it's about inequity and victimization, but more often it's simply about women exercising that most feminist of rights, personal choice. But because these choices don't produce the results that feminists want, the anti-male bigots see it as a cup half empty rather than half full, and demand social programs to force women to make ideologically correct choices.


Rod Van Mechelen

Rod Van Mechelen is the author of What Everyone Should Know about Feminist Issues: The Male-Positive Perspective (the page now includes several articles by other authors), and the publisher of The Backlash! @ He is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and served for 9-1/2 years on the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Council.


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