Ye Olde Feminism Fraude

As you read this, far too many young Americans are getting ready for their first day (back) at college, the most expensive mistake of their lives (unless they are male, get married, and end up divorced.)

I presume all these students, whatever their major, are forced to take at least one class called something like “Introduction to Feminism.” At least, back in the early 1980s, at my decidedly non-ivy-covered community college, “Women’s Studies” was an elective.

  • David Murrell

    Don’t want to quibble with five-feet on her post, but at most universities students aren’t forced to take feminist propaganda as a separate required course. Having said that, feminist junk can appear in other courses (history, poly sci) as part of the course material.

  • Hey ladies. You want a good job after college?

    Don’t waste your time on worthless gender, sex, race studies programs. All you will get is, no good job prospects, and lots of debt.

    Try math, accounting, design, engineering, medical sciences. If you want to be equal to the big dogs, study like the big dogs.

  • Jay Currie

    Because girls are squishy in the middle 😉

    More seriously, the left generally is more than happy to make stuff up to advance whatever narrative they are touting. Thus a minor increase in temperature is amped up with unmeasured “feedbacks” until we have global warming of Emma Thompson like magnitudes. Or the word “refugee” is degraded to the point where people living in a safe country and making a living become refugees if they are seeking dental help and young men of military age are moved from the “invader” column to the “refugee” column without any change in intent. The left lies, lies about lying and then denies it ever said the things it said when they are proven to be lies.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Girls are squishy in the middle? Only for the last 30 years or so. I remember a time when “waist” was not a verboten concept and most females were not grossly overweight, as they are today. As such, most women HAD a waist, which was kinda lovely. Today, one is lucky to be able to even identify them as female.

      The missus has a lovely 23-inch waist which she has maintained over the years through exercise. I have to shop in designer shops because most retail outlets do not stock much under size 30″ in men’s trousers; I have maintained a 28-inch waist ever since I was in college and on the swim team.

      Not blowing my own horn here, but Canadians really are way way too fat, and in horrible physical shape. When I see people young enough to be my kids STRAIN themselves into and out of a car, I have to wonder what they are doing wrong……..

      Oh, and you are so right about the Left lying, lying, lying, lying, lying. It’s all they know how to do.

      • Surele Surele

        Back in the day, when I was in grade school, or even in college… if there were two or three overweight children in the whole school, that was a lot. And when I say overweight, in today’s standards they would be deemed completely normal.
        And let me join the chorus: lying, lying and lying.

        • Justin St.Denis

          My wife and I both marvel at the COMPLETE LACK OF ABDOMINAL CONTROL by the generations under 40. Even slimmer (I am trying to be kind!) girls frequently have “burrito belly”. We only have one daughter. She was 15 when she realized that her mother was turning more heads than she was. “How do you do it?” she asked her mom. “Simple, sweetie! Discipline. The same thing you use to get those high marks we expect from you at school. Same deal, different outcome. Call it rocket science. Want to go to the gym with me next Thurday evening?”

          Our daughter got a Masters degree in something quite useful, but has ended up as one of Vancouver’s preeminent yoga instructors, making money hand-over-fist and staying beautiful. BTW, she has a 22-inch waist, weighs 112 lbs., and has had two children (so far). “Hot” doesn’t begin to describe her…..

          • Surele Surele

            Congratulations to you and your daughter. Quite often, when on my way to the gym I see mother/daughter pairs shopping (the gym is in a shopping mall). What surprises me to no end, mothers are usually slim and elegant, and the teen-aged daughters grossly overweight and sloppy. Obviously, they did not receive your wife’s good advice. And as Mr. George Jonas’ grandmother used to say: eat less and move more.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Yes, we have noticed the same thing. That “Beauty is only skin deep” line should be accompanied by its corollary: ” But ugly can go right to the core! Be careful!”

          • Jay Currie

            I have always enjoyed the line, “Beauty is fleeting, dumb is forever.”

            A bright, engaged person is infinitely more attractive than a gym rat; but no reason not to be both. The muffin top suggests a lack of discipline as does repeating liberal cant; both can be cured with a bit of work.

  • Tom Forsythe

    My sister starts university tomorrow. I advised her than anyone who uses the term “critical theory” is an idiot.

  • Clausewitz

    In the 70’s women’s studies wasn’t an elective, it was a joke.