There are few people who have not felt the economic sucker punch, but no one has taken the hit as hard as the men folk. An article by Christina Hoff Sommers, No Country for Burly Men, describes how the “man-cession,” has hit jobs traditionally held by men the hardest, and how feminists have somehow managed to portray themselves as, per usual, the victims. Through their whining, feminists effectively hijacked the stimulus package and found a way to make this crisis all about themselves.
Initially, during his campaign, President Obama addressed the issue and the need to invest time and money into rebuilding industries traditionally employing men,
OH NO HE DIDN’T! Could be heard from the mouths of feminists everywhere when they found out. Feminist economists and historians began addressing the “injustice” of this situation. Where was the stimulus plan for women?
Oh yes, let us stimulate the jobs that, as Sommers states, have been mostly “recession resistant,” for the sake of the poor women. Women’s organizations combined forces, (I like to imagine the old school Power Rangers morphing scene), to battle the proposed stimulus,
Behold the power of angry feminists and their ability to scare men into submission, no matter how absurd their request. President Obama changed the plans and conformed the stimulus plan to meet the requirements of the feminists, and they were thrilled with their “happily-ever-after.” It is too bad that these women feel the need to constantly play the victim. As Sommers points out,
The struggle continues, when will women stop victimizing themselves and others, and stop picking such trivial fights?