The sexes, inseparable yet distinct

Since the appearance of the first modern humans 200,000 years ago, life has been built around the family unit of male and female. Feminists say there are very few differences between the sexes, yet we know this is categorically untrue. Men are on average 15 percent larger and 40 percent stronger than women.

Liberals pretend such differences do not exist, that men and women are biologically and psychologically the same. The resurrection of ignorance comes with the resurgence of women’s liberation on the heels of Donald Trump’s inauguration. The liberals have ignored the fact that women have never had it so good while men have never had it so bad.

Last week, embittered women protested their plight with the “A Day Without Women” strike. This and the entire movement are echoes from the women’s movement of the 1960s. A woman should have been elected president. If Hillary Clinton had a message other than “Trump is bad” or at least attempted to overcome her potted-plant persona, she would be president and the feminists would be happy as clams.

Of course she let the opportunity slip away despite the $1.4 billion in campaign donations, an army of volunteers, endorsements from former Presidents Barack Obama and her affable husband Bill Clinton along with support that bordered on adulation by the mainstream media and the entertainment industry.

There could be little surprise last week when The Guardian justified women’s angst with the headline, “Fighting for equality and against catcalling — the battles women have won.”

While I am sure that catcalling can be traumatic, I must point out that women in the Middle East have no voice and cannot protest against far worse things than whistles and rudeness from boorish men who were not taught to be polite. In Saudi Arabia women can be stopped, questioned and, until just recently, arrested by the Saudi mutawwain (morality police) for not conforming to the prescribed decency in dress and behavior as the mutawwain interpret the Quran. Across the developing world women face genital mutilation and family sanctioned murder.

As for The Guardian, the beginning of the story explains how one woman stood up to catcalls from rude men by bellowing at them in a threatening way. If only the original Suffragettes had thought of that there would not have been injustices against women.

Suffragettes without suffering

It was comical to see dozens of Democratic members of Congress wear white dresses to represent the attire worn by members of the National American Woman Suffrage Association which existed from 1848 to 1920 and succeeded in the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote.

These Democrats gave silent protest to President Donald Trump. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., the chair of the House Democratic Women’s Working Group, coordinated the outfits because she said they are necessary today. “We wear white to unite against any attempts by the Trump administration to roll back the incredible progress women have made in the last century, and we will continue to support the advancement of all women.”

It seems disingenuous to be complaining about how bad women have it when in 2016, 20 percent of the Senate and 20 percent of the Congress was made up of women. Less than a 100 years ago women couldn’t even vote. Today twenty-five women are CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies.

The nonsensical argument of the women’s movement, along with other social protests, was considered in the March 5th WSJ op-ed by the African American author Shelby Steele, a documentary film maker and Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. It was titled: “The Exhaustion of American Liberalism.”

The recent flurry of marches, demonstrations and even riots, along with the Democratic Party’s spiteful reaction to the Trump presidency, exposes what modern liberalism has become: a politics shrouded in pathos. Unlike the civil-rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s, when protesters wore their Sunday best and carried themselves with heroic dignity, today’s liberal marches are marked by incoherence and downright lunacy — hats designed to evoke sexual organs, poems that scream in anger yet have no point to make, and an hysterical anti-Americanism… This liberalism evolved within a society shamed by its past. But that shame has weakened now. Our new conservative president rolls his eyes when he is called a racist, and we all — liberal and conservative alike — know that he isn’t one.

Nor is he a sexist. The third highest executive for the Trump Organization is Cathy Hoffman Glosser, Executive Vice President of Global Licensing. Even The Donald’s nemesis The Washington Post ran this headline on November 24, 2015: “Donald Trump, a champion of women? His female employees think so.”

Many women who have worked closely with Trump say he was a corporate executive ahead of his time in providing career advancement for women. While some say he could be boorish, his companies nurtured and promoted women in an otherwise male dominated industry. Several women said they appreciated how Trump granted them entry to a new playing field. 

The fault is not in our stars, but in our genes

There are compelling arguments by Canadian-born, American-based anthropologist Lionel Tiger, Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, a graduate of McGill University, the London School of Economics and a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense on the future of biotechnology. Tiger was a controversial writer when I heard him as a student at the University of Calgary in the 1970s. Much of what he said was based on his 1969 book, Men in Groups. Tiger argued that after 200,000 years of evolution modern humans remained disparate. Mankind survived and prospered in part because of testosterone in men and estrogen in women.

Tiger contended that these evolutionary forces haven’t disappeared and in modern times men tend to cooperate while women compete. Prehistoric man survived in tribes. Men would have to hunt dangerous prey that could easily maim or kill. That meant they had to plan and coordinate the hunt. At the same time the biological pressures were on women to mate with a smart and successful male that could give her healthy children and food and shelter to raise them.

Politicians ignore biology when they bend to feminist pressure to be on fire departments and for women in combat. In combat that puts women’s lives at risk, men’s lives at risk, and the success of the mission at risk. In fire departments it puts citizen’s lives and firefighter’s lives at risk. And for what purpose, to prove that women are the equal of men? That’s going to be impossible because the sexes are not equal. Women for example have greater dexterity than men and typically their little finger is longer for the hand than it is on men. That makes women more skilled surgeons.

The bias is against males

My point is, women don’t need to be equal in physical strength or stature, what needs to be equal is the opportunities and they certainly have tipped in women’s favor. Sixty-three percent of university graduates today are women and only 37 percent are men.

If anything there is a bias against males. At many colleges there is a first day orientation on rape. Many colleges have detailed posters in women’s washrooms in what to do in case a female student is raped. At Brown University, freshman girls are handed a rape whistle during orientation day.

Ninety percent of prescriptions for the powerful drug Ritalin are prescribed to boys thought to be suffering from hyperactivity. This ignores the biological evidence that finds young males in all the great apes are more active than females.

Incredulously, four out of five children expelled from nursery school are boys. Which raises the question, what in the hell do you have to do to get kicked out of nursery school?

Feminists may argue that women are more at risk today than ever. This is simply not true. In the United States:

  • From 1985 to 2010 sexual assaults declined by 58 percent.
  • From 1994 to 2012 domestic violence fell by 63 percent.
  • From to 1994 to 2011 serious intimate partner violence against women dropped 72 percent.

In the end, boys and young men are paying for the sins of their fathers, never a good policy and one that is likely to cause false accusations. Donald Trump’s victory has created a divide across America on many planes; Republicans and Democrats, blacks and whites and men and women. It is tearing at the fabric that made America a great and once an exemplary superpower, the only one in history. The United States is losing that quality as leaders like Barack Obama point at America’s imperfections and highlight its faults.

I challenge anyone to name a country where women are more represented in government and business, receive better care and are afforded greater opportunities than those provided in the United States.

Yours in good times and bad,

John Myers


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