Tuesday, March 01, 2005

The Declaration forbids happy women

Thanks to Michael Medved for pointing out this
Samantha Sharac column in a Mass. college paper:
Can Virginia Woolf's proclamation, "as a woman I have no country" apply in our contemporary American society? ...

The "rationale" of biological determinism is also responsible for the historic subordination of women. "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" among women are impossible in the United States. The Declaration of Independence forbids it as well as many advocates who rely on biological determinism as the correct guide path of women and men. ...

Following this logic, why aren't there more public outcries for men to work primarily as fathers? If men are biologically equipped to help create a life, then why are the majority of men working outside of the home? ...

The common view that women are more emotional and men are more rational has not been substantiated.
It is safe to say that most men are more rational than this columnist.

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