We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
That was interesting, but in my opinion somewhat over wrought and he comes to the wrong conclusion.
There is a decision process one has to make when confronted with an either/or scenario - trauma nurses, doctors, medics and EMTs have to make these decisions all the time in disaster scenarios - its called triage. I don't necessarily see how being a psychopath helps you make a better more reasoned decision.
Then again, I'm not a psychiatrist or psychologist so what do I know... :>)
On page B20 of the current issue (Dec.7,2012) there is an opinion piece "Who Do I Think I Am". One of the gals who is now most likely tenured in academia, considers the aggressive (read: assertively trained) attitude of a young woman demanding to be given access to her class. The irony of course is that the fem nazi writing the article most assuredly used the same rhetorical techniques herself. It seems that the strategies taught in the "women's leadership" classes of no morality, no ethics, and qualifying with minimum qualifications is coming home to the women who now have to either teach the same value system, or fall back on a system of ethics--HEAVEN FORBID! If you have access to the chronicle you should read this--though it does not specifically ask the questions that need to be asked, it does record preliminary feeling beginning to rise on campus across the land. A feeling most still refuse or are unable to verbalise!
Feminists, by definition, breed themselves out of existence. They don't have kids. This poor young woman is going through an inevitable process.
When I was in my 20's, back in the 70's, I considered myself a feminist, and had two feminist roommates. Then I went in a completely different direction, got married, became a serious Christian, and had three kids.
My two roommates had zero kids between them, and they are still liberal feminists They're actually nice people. But they made decisions, and they have to live w/ the consequences.
The religious will always outbreed the secularists. It takes time, but it should give conservatives hope. I, for example, don't worry that gay marriage will become the norm. It is having its day in the sun now. But all the serious Orthodox Jews and Christians are quietly having kids, who will grow up to repeal it. I truly believe that.
I surmise that human reproduction has always netted n% feminists among female births. It's just that in the U.S., over the last hundred years or so, these sorts have become increasingly vocal and visible due to their access to ever noisier resources (e.g. newspapers, radio, television, internet....), accompanied by society's ever increasing tolerance towards their theatrics. Same goes for gays.