The good news, ladies and gentlemen, is that I have a job! A real job! That pays money. A very decent amount of money, to be frank. I’m kind of in shock at what my skillset can command in the current marketplace.
The bad news is that posting to this blog has just become a lot more difficult to manage. After paid work, I find my priorities have become food (I refuse to feed my family processed garbage and I still cook everything from scratch, which takes a bit of planning and coordination, but is not difficult), laundry, the kid’s activities (baseball, gymnastics, part time work) and then a bit of cleaning, if I have some time for that.
My income, while decent, is still a luxury and not a necessity, and under no circumstances do I expect my husband to chore up. I’d rather use the bathroom at the gas station than watch a man scrub a toilet in rubber gloves. Ewwww. I understand some ladies enjoy men who do housework, and that’s nice, but I’m not one of them.
So I am going to try something a bit different with the blog. I find I have been posting regularly to Facebook, because I summarize my thoughts with just a few short sentences. For example, Slate has a nice rant today about how the terrorist attack in Manchester hurt some precious, precious vaginas and is obviously misogyny, which is kind of tantamount to complaining that not enough boys and men were killed and we can’t have that, now can we?
I understand the logical fallacy involved in that kind of thinking – just because you like oranges doesn’t mean you hate bananas, but given the entire trajectory of modern feminist thought that demands special privileges for women while holding men to the same (typically shitty) traditional responsibilities, it’s not entirely inaccurate. At best, I hope I can prompt at least the consideration that killing children is bad, no matter what genitals are tucked in their underpants.
Why do feminists need to have this explained to them? Over and over again. Little girls are not more special than little boys and killing children is bad. Okay? Can we please move along intellectually to at least this position?
Here’s the Slate article. Check out the comments. Even Slate readers are a bit dismayed at the idea that shredding the bodies of children is extra special horrible if the children are not of the icky boy variety. Twitter respondents are not impressed, either.
It warms my heart to see even the followers of the Church of Feminism grow weary of the excesses.
Perhaps it’s time for some pissed off heretic to pound a list of demands to the doors of Planned Parenthood, a la Martin Luther. Let’s begin with a very simple idea:
Yes, even boy ones. I call that equality. It’s a cool idea. You should look it up, feminists.
Let me know what you think of the new approach in the comments.
Lots of love,