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By Jesse Taylor
Monday, June 22, 2009 17:31 EDT
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Now, apparently, the stimulus bill is bad not because it wastes too much government money, but because it will rob our nation’s menfolk of their vital testicular strengthiness:

A “man-cession.” That’s what some economists are starting to call it. Of the 5.7 million jobs Americans lost between December 2007 and May 2009, nearly 80 percent had been held by men. Mark Perry, an economist at the University of Michigan, characterizes the recession as a “downturn” for women but a “catastrophe” for men.

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Within living memory, the American feminist movement was a valiant, broad-based vehicle for social equality. It achieved historic victories and enjoys continuing, richly deserved prestige for its valor and success. But it has now harnessed that prestige to the ethos and methods of a conventional interest group.

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A Washington feminist establishment that celebrates the “happily-ever-after” story of its victory over burly men cannot represent the views and interests of many women. Those men are fathers, sons, brothers, husbands, and friends; if they are in serious trouble, so are the women who care about them and in many cases depend on them. But NOW and its sister organizations see the world differently. They see the workplace as a battlefront in a zero-sum struggle between men and women, where it is their job to side with women. Unless the Obama administration and Congress find the temerity to distance themselves from the new feminist lobby, the “man-cession” will deepen and further mischief will ensue.

One might argue that the reason that there was a “man-cession” is because jobs were so heavily gender segregated that a downturn in given industries would inevitably have a stronger impact on one gender than the other; however, being in the land where our Kenyan president is enslaving black youth in order to corral veterans and indoctrinate them with romantic comedies until they beat their shotguns into shoehorns, that argument is rendered moot. Insane lady feminists want to outlaw the testicle through massive government spending, and Michelle Obama’s puppet will not be stopped by reason, consideration or the fact that in six years, our society will no longer be able to cross the Mississippi River, but will be able to discuss its feelings on the tragedy at length.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
 
 
 
 
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