Have you noticed how many women think they can use the internet a href=”http://drmelissaclouthier.blogspot.com/2006/07/jeff-goldstein-is-back-cyber-safety.html”to make threats against toddlers/a, a href=”http://www.villagevoice.com/people/0621,bussel,73274,24.html”flash their tits/a, and air their dirty laundry in public, all without repercussions? I have read that women are often afraid to comment on blogs because they do not want to stand up to criticism. However, it seems that there is also the opposite extreme: those women who think that they can say and do anything and no one is supposed to take notice or hold them accountable. br /br /My guess is that these women feel so ineffectual that they do not believe anyone would take them seriously, kind of like when a woman slaps a man, it is seen as funny since she is so “powerless.” On the other side, there is the possibility that these nutjobs have such a sense of entitlement (reinforced by society) that they can get away with saying and doing anything. Luckily, people are catching on to these nutcases and taking action– for example, the professor who threatened Jeff Goldstein’s toddler a href=”http://michellemalkin.com/archives/005507.htm”lost her job/a. (The whole sad story is a href=”http://patterico.com/2006/07/07/4838/blogger-threatens-jeff-goldsteins-two-year-old-son/”here./a) br /br /Good for Goldstein for standing up for women’s rights everywhere by holding this woman accountable and not letting her off the hook–maybe women will learn that their actions are not as ineffectual and powerless as they would have others believe. And for those who suffer from a sense of entitlement just because they are women? Maybe a dose of reality will help those women realize what men have always known–freedom and justice requires people to be responsible for their own actions, regardless of gender.br /br /strongUpdate/strong: I have nothing against boob flashers myself and frankly, think it’s fine. What I object to and should have made more clear in my post is that the boob flasher in this case is a href=”http://www.dianablaine.com/”Diane York Blaine/a, a professor, who is upset with conservatives, saying they are out to get her etc. as she dares to expose herself and her tits. However, the reality seems to be that she a href=”http://cardinalmartini.mu.nu/archives/175485.php”discriminates against men /aand is in the classroom preaching that all men are pigs and a href=”http://cardinalmartini.mu.nu/archives/184151.php”complicit in rape /aand when others call her on this–she then seems not to be able to deal with it and obviously thinks her “cute” antics with her boobs make her free. In other words, she thinks that because she is a woman, she can get away with this outrageous behavior. Imagine the reverse–a male professor says all women are sluts in class–than shows his penis on his website and thinks no one should hold him accountable. What do you think, could a male professor get away with this behavior? If so, have him email me so I can write up a case study.
July 9, 2006 - 8:36 am