I’m not sure whether it qualifies, but here’s my contribution to The Other McCain’s National Offend a Feminist Week:

Note that I would never have heard of Offend a Feminist Week (much less participated in it) if not for female blogger No One of Any Import, who explains,

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People Should Marry Earlier

September 27, 2011

And they have no idea.

I was reading some of the blogs featured on the WordPress* main page today.  Among the comments on one, I found this:

. . . I’ve been doing online dating off and on since college! It worked better for me when I was younger—possibly because that was before most people have really been burned and they were more optimistic and open.   Read the rest of this entry »

I was with some people last night when one of the girls in the group set her bag down with a thump, prompting someone to remark that it must be very heavy.  Read the rest of this entry »

On Being “Driven”

November 18, 2010

A friend calls my attention to an interesting article about women, work, and culture in the Netherlands.  It suggests that in feminist and post-feminist America, women tend to feel unrelenting pressure to succeed on the same terms as men in the workplace, while also trying to find time for such traditionally feminine activities as caring for their children.  Because women are given no more hours in the day than men are, they cannot find the time to do everything, and are unhappier than American women of generations past. Read the rest of this entry »

From a textbook on “women’s rights”:

“Much passion has been devoted to the following question.  Is childbirth and infant care for women only?  Or should fathers be encouraged to participate at all?”

Other than a couple of questions about the grammar (“Is our children learning?”), I agree, fathers should bear their fair share of the couple’s children.  It’s only fair!