Several days ago, I posted a story on Facebook highlighting the inflated expectations many women have of men and marriage. The purpose was to show how simple most men’s needs are when compared to women’s. To drive the point home, I suggested women lower their standards. Until recently, this message would not have been met with so much as a raised eyebrow. In fact, to the best of my knowledge, this story, officially entitled The Husband Store, has been told for some time as a joke of sorts. I’ve known people to laugh about it but never to get mad.
So already, there is a hint that something is different, at least in Ms. Venker’s mind.
So I was somewhat surprised when a group of woke women (not my usual readers) discovered my post. It went semi-viral, garnering almost 1,000 (mostly angry) comments. Reading their responses, you’d think I had suggested women marry any ’ole man off the street. Some made the leap that I said men shouldn’t have to do housework (not sure of the connection there). Others said I told women not to have any standards at all. And still others were convinced I’d said it’s okay for women to accept abuse from a man!
So what is happening here? Are the latest batch of women less capable at reading comprehension? Are their thinking skills less than those that have come before? Is the Kool Aid consumed stronger for this cohort? Short answer — their responses are most unimpressive. I wonder how many have university degrees; with the university being the place where it is said that they teach you to be logical and think clearly.
This is what the far-left culture has produced: a generation of women whose anger and resentment toward men and marriage precludes them from not only having a sense of humor but from acquiring any critical thinking skills. There’s no middle ground anymore, no place for cogent conversation. It’s just hate.
Ms. Venker is thinking much as I am thinking. This article here is anecdotal evidence. Probably you have lots of anecdotes also. Here is the question: “Have today’s young women developed in a lesser manner than their predecessors”?
Why must we use anecdotes? Well, embarrassing data and/or analysis is not encouraged. Not at all. Often doing something along these lines can cost you your career. Still, there are people out there. They see what is now. They see what has come before. What is the situation?