Quote of the Day: Gender Equality

Quoth Lucy Gillam

The first is that true gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A group that is made up of 50% women is perceived as being mostly women. A situation that is perfectly equal between men and women is perceived as being biased in favor of women.

And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.” My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality – my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part.

Ayeap. This is what the shrill cries of males about “feminazis” are all about.

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2 thoughts on “Quote of the Day: Gender Equality

  1. Great quote!

    After having a long conversation with a guy about his ethnic heritage and how proud he was of his ancestry and his last name, the guy asked me what my name was before I got married.
    I told him I didn't change my last name.
    His reply: "Wow, you must be some kind of dominatrix! Why are you such a feminist?"

    WTF

  2. Ayep. The contradiction of hierarchy: liberty and despotism are positively correlated for any given individual. To have liberty in a hierarchy, one must be a despot, and to limit despotism is to limit liberty. Hence, the low demanding anything that lessens their victimization, is interpreted as victimizing the high.

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