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.