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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Why Feminism is Bad for the Environment {Bullshit}

Ladies, let's do our part for the environment! Keep your mini-vans in park, and your vag's in the kitchen!!!

Upon researching his 2007 book, What's the Matter with California, author Jack Cashill, has somehow managed to pin the largest biosphere damage on the rise of feminism. I forged my way through the bullshit so you don't have to, but I'll leave you with a few choice gems:

Equal pay for equal work also means equal commutes. In California, it is not at all unusual in two-income families for the two jobs to be an hour or more apart.

With only one parent in the workforce, the family has the ability to live closer to the breadwinner's place of employment, and most do.

Indeed, stay-at-homes moms save the state's highway infrastructure from meltdown, especially since a "nanny" often drives to the working mom's house, putting three cars on the road where otherwise one would do.

Homeschooling moms further ease the strain on the ecosystem by keeping their kids off the road. The California judged who ruled that "parents do not have a constitutional right to homeschool their children" obviously did not prepare an environmental impact statement before doing so.

Equal pay!! Buddy, it's a fiction.... it's a fucking pipe dream for most women! Last time I checked my figures, a married woman with children earns $.56 to a married man's dollar, and a single woman $.72 to a married man's dollar. Equal pay my ass. Secondly, there is no mention of stay at home fathers, and this concept is no longer novel. When I was working at DC Comics I was surprised at the number of stay at home daddy writers we had employed. The assumption that women by nature of their vaginal structure are to remain at home to rear children is fucking archaic.

And finally, in a somewhat "Freakanomics" like approach to divorce statistics, Cashill attempts to show a correlation between The "no-fault" divorce and the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill. And no matter how many times I read this paragraph, I don't quite see his point, or how any of it relates to feminism, except perhaps that they occurred the same year???

In 1970, the first full year of the no-fault law, the state registered a record 112,942 divorces, a 38 percent increase from just the year before. To put that number in perspective, consider that in 1960, there had been only 105,352 marriages in California.


If, however, mom has a nest, and dad has a nest, California needs a whole lot more nests than it otherwise would, not to mention more resources to heat, cool, light and water those nests and more gas to ferry the baby birds between them.

My vag and I are going to make breakfast now.

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