Last year I found a classified ad inviting women to a real-estate open-house. What made this open-house particular though was that it was open to women only. That’s right: the event was not allowing men to peruse any of the houses for sale. We wonder if it would even be possible for the opposite to occur? If such an event were open exclusively to men, would women’s groups and the media denounce it? Would the Charter of Rights and Freedoms be invoked? It seems discrimination is acceptable as long as we discriminate against men…
I found a pamphelet at a drug store. The corporation sponsors an annual event to help “end” women’s cancers. As we can see from this website, women’s health is taken very seriously, in fact, the media creates dramatic, feel-good narratives not unlike religious practice and raises a lot of money ostensibly ear-marked for “research” which will end women’s cancers. What exactly are women’s cancers? They must be cancers which only women get, right…? So this must not include breast cancer because men also get it. So women’s cancers must necessarily be those which effect the female reproductive system, which aren’t that many. It is ironic that such events promote the idea that women are defined entirely by their anatomy as this has a tendency to offend certain women’s groups who refuse to rely on biology when preaching their Gender Theory.
We again posit a sex reversal: Is there such an industry dedicated to ending men’s cancers? Are there pamphlets decorated with the faces of men and women encouraged to join the “fight” even though it doesn’t effect them? Would a pharmaceutical company sponsor an annual event raising awareness of men’s cancers or should we ask if it would be as lucrative to pander to the male ego?
I read an article about a women who stopped her car to save some ducky-wuckies on the road. Her car was then hit by a motorcyclist accompanied by his daughter and both were killed. The women faced legal responsibility for the accident and ended up being sentenced to 90 days in jail. There was even a campaign to spare this poor young women any incarceration. We wonder if reversing the sexes of the people involved would make any difference? Would the media make a bigger deal out of it? Would the man be sentence to a long prison term? Would the question of responsibility even be raised at all…?