“Liberated” women, do not read this…
December 21, 2006 4 Comments
Hadn’t been to Townhall.com in a while and in a moment of inactivity I decided to see what’s cooking. I enjoy reading several of the columnists there, in fact I have 5 of them linked on this blog.
So there I am checking out the latest columns from the many writers and a column titled, “The girls of The View” caught my attention. The author, Mary Grabar, discusses the ABC product and makes some pretty startling statements (startling to our hypersensitive
postmodern minds). Here is the opening paragraph:
“After watching The View and following the inane statements made on the program, I’ve come to the conclusion that it really is true what Aristotle, Saint Paul, and John Milton said: Women, without male guidance, are illogical, frivolous, and incapable of making any decisions beyond what to make for dinner.“ (emphasis mine)
The egalitarians aren’t going to like this, the feminists will like it even less. Then there is this (btw, I’m not sure where Grabar was going with this one):
“This was the danger of giving women the vote. The danger to conservatives (and the survival of this country) is the voting bloc of single women, i.e., those who lack the guidance of a man in the form of a husband or intellectual mentor.“
Is Grabar crazy? If she really thinks this and can logically back it up is quite irrelevant. The emotionalism that this kind of statement produces will drown out any sort of intelligent discourse on the subject (for a similar allergic reaction tell an evolutionist that the earth is less than 10,000 years old and sit back and enjoy the vitriolic outburst). As we have stated here before, reason and clear thinking are usually the first casualties of emotionalism.