Defending Women’s Honor

It’s being reported that Kiefer Sutherland was arrested last night for headbutting a guy at a party. Apparently Sutherland thought Brooke Shields needed her honor protected, and just like Jack Bauer would do, he went to her defense.

Unfortunately for him, Shields went on the record saying that the victim hadn’t done anything to her and she didn’t know what Sutherland’s problem was.

Real life isn’t always like 24, apparently.

It got me thinking about how feminists react to things. It used to be (before my time) that when you opened the door for a lady, she would thank you and walk in. Now, most of us guys have encountered women who either scowl at us or say “I can do it myself!”

I’ve been victim to more than a few rude feminists in my day. They think I’m looking down on them if I open the door. Never mind that I’ll also hold the door for a man if he’s walking right behind me. I was under the impression that was just common courtesy.

Women fought for the right to join the workforce at all levels. I respect that they wanted equal treatment, but it simply ignores the biological reality of gender. Women do in fact bear children, at least many women do. It’s unpleasant to work and be pregnant and to work when you have a newborn. Men don’t bear children. That’s the fundamental reason why there were traditional gender roles. It wasn’t discrimination, it was biology.

If a woman decides to join the workforce, she should be treated the same as men. That goes without saying. However, many women I’ve run across in the workforce have a huge chip on their shoulder. They’re just waiting for any tinge of what they perceive to be sexism so they can be offended. They act like bullies, supposedly to show that they can run with the men. However, most of the men in the workforce are disgusted by bullish women. By their own behavior they get passed over for promotion, but they assume it’s because the system is inherently sexist.

There’s no shame in letting the real aspects of your biological makeup show at work. If women are inherently more emotive, then by all means they should embrace it. The most successful women I’ve met are women who act like women, have empathy like most women have, and don’t look for reasons to be offended. They rise above what little sexism still exists in the modern workplace.

  6 comments for “Defending Women’s Honor

  1. May 6, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Yeah, I almost hate to say it, but I would rather have a male boss any day. First, I hate dealing with the female emotional aspect in a business environment. Second, men generally respond far better to my feminine wiles. 😉

  2. Dave
    May 6, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    If Kiefer had dealt with the guy in true Bauer style, the guy would not have been around to file suit…

  3. May 6, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    I love it when men open doors for me. That’s one of the reasons I like visiting NGD. That and the verbal abuse.

  4. May 6, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    If Jack Bauer was a lush who couldn’t control his drinking and saw problems where they didn’t exist, then yes – what happened was just like something JB would do.

    I don’t call myself a feminist, though I do identify with some of the ideals of feminism. I don’t, however, identify with the militant stance that a lot of feminists take on EVERYTHING. It’s sort of how I feel about PETA – I totally support the idea behind the cause, but I hate nearly everything they’re doing in the name of their cause.

  5. livieloo
    May 6, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Love the comic strip. I let men hold the door for me. I’ll also hold the door for them, and for other women. I think guys are rude if they don’t. And I let people call me a secretary because I don’t believe in being called an Administrative Assistant just because it’s PC. And I’d totally let Kiefer head-but a guy for me… haha.

  6. Keith
    May 7, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    If you don’t believe that feminist activism has its dangers to offset the positive gains, consider this:

    In the 60’s women advocated for more rights to their own children. Apparently, if divorced even up to that point, the man simply got to decide what happened to the children, and the woman had no say. After years of successful advocacy, we are now in this position:

    If you are a man and get divorced, you need a VERY good lawyer to get custody of your children, even if you wife is a drug addicted prostitute who openly states that she intends to keep you from seeing your children.

    If you have a child out of wedlock, you have no functional rights to that child, unless you sue for those rights. (Some exceptions for adoption cases)

    If a woman has a child, puts your name on the birth certificate, and you do not contest it within 12 months (even if you are unaware of the situation because you have never even met the woman in question) you are legally obligated to pay child support until the child is 18 years of age. (If any single, pregnant woman are out there, call me. I want to see if we can get you free support from celebrities by putting their names on birth certificates!)

    If obligated to pay child support, the mother of the child can have you imprisoned by simply reporting that you are not paying child support. This is true even if you have a careful paper trail proving your dedication.

    If a woman commits a fraud in this manner, at last check, there was no way to prosecute her for these actions.

    Yep. That is the “equality” that feminist activists have fought for. And they wonder why I am always a bit suspect of their motives.

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