Friday, January 14, 2005

Was the feminist movement a cruel hoax?

A Maureen Dowd column in the NY Times says:
A second study, which was by researchers at four British universities and reported last week, suggested that smart men with demanding jobs would rather have old-fashioned wives, like their mums, than equals. The study found that a high I.Q. hampers a woman's chance to get married, while it is a plus for men. The prospect for marriage increased by 35 percent for guys for each 16-point increase in I.Q.; for women, there is a 40 percent drop for each 16-point rise.

So was the feminist movement some sort of cruel hoax?
The feminist movement did not change anyone's IQ, so I guess she means that it suckered smart women into developing attitudes and habits that made them undesirable to men.

She may be correct. Many feminists have attitude problems that make it hard to visualize them having happy marriages. I think that most men are happy to marry an equal if she really is an equal, but are not eager to marry a feminazi with equality delusions.

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