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Men: Act Like a Lady if You Want to Get a Job

The absurd feminist framing of our socially intelligent, physically stupid economy.

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Susan L.M. Goldberg

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January 12, 2014 - 4:00 pm
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It’s the economy, stupid.

So says Rachel Burger, who believes that the current economy is to blame for the demise of masculinity, not those darned feminists:

The reality is that the economy–that men themselves created–is far more to blame for the sorry state of American men. The Internet Age, along with global trade and the mass outsourcing of low-skill labor has brought forth in the West a people-based and knowledge-based economy which emphasizes social intelligence. Young women are now outpacing men across the board, from education to employment, and men should take a hint. If men want to pursue their roles as providers and achievers, they’re going to have to woman up.

It’s not the girls’ fault. “After all, it was men who invented the Internet, who created and sold mass-produced computers, who shipped jobs overseas and who even fashioned social media.” Thanks, Mark Zuckerberg.

Burger’s is a thinly veiled response to Camille Paglia’s praise of the “modern economy as a male epic” published last month in Time. Unlike Paglia, Burger comes to the table lacking an understanding of the relationship between economy and gender. With a millennial’s narrow perspective on American history, Burger manages great insight into the post-dot-com world of social intelligence-based tech companies while completely skipping over the debacle of NAFTA with the grossly prejudicial term “low-skill labor.”

In that primordial decade known as the ’90s, America’s manual labor industry was eviscerated by the North American Free Trade Agreement. Seventeen years after the agreement was signed, studies showed a loss of 682,900 American jobs, 60% of which were lost in the manufacturing industry. That doesn’t include the jobs that would be necessary without the imports from NAFTA — a whopping 1.47 million. Those jobs, and the financial boost that would’ve come with them, sure would’ve come in handy in 2008 when, as a result of the recession, the U.S. lost 2.6 million jobs. Mexico, the nation that continues to profit from NAFTA, does not defame nor downplay the benefits of so-called “low-skill labor.”

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"Wow, an article on a conservative blog that calls NAFTA and free trade into question. The times they are a'changin'."

Interesting that you would make that sarcastic statement given that your Progressive heroes all seem to support "amnesty" which, of course, will be devastating to a very significant number of jobs currently held or sought by those who are legitimate American citizens ....... not to mention the burden of the illegals' support at all levels placed upon the taxpayer that will make the alleged negatives of NAFTA look like small potatoes.

Times may be changing but not the confusion, hypocrisy, and downright stupidity that reigns in the non-conservative brain.
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Burger needs to act like a man and organize feminist shock troop brigades that are the first in to all foreign wars. I'll sit home and bake cookies and whine.
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"Men: Act Like a Lady if You Want to Get a Job."

I'd rather be unemployed.
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my classmate's half-sister makes $72 hourly on the internet . She has been unemployed for 10 months but last month her income was $16022 just working on the internet for a few hours. you could try here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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up to I looked at the check which had said $8502, I accept that...my... neighbours mother was trully taking home money part time from there pretty old laptop.. there dads buddy had bean doing this for only about 12 months and just now paid for the loans on their mini mansion and purchased a great new Mercedes-Benz S-class. go star56.com
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my roomate's step-aunt makes $78 every hour on the computer. She has been laid off for 10 months but last month her check was $13289 just working on the computer for a few hours. you can try this out star56.com
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Who was it that mentioned that giant sucking sound from south of the border?
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Now that I read the article, Ms. Burger is claiming that a knowledge-based economy requires more "emotional intelligence." How's that again?
28 weeks ago
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Feelings.... Nothing more than feelings....

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Wait a moment... I thought the most effective method of feminizing men is called marriage. So if we ban divorce...
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"They say that it's a woman's world
and I believe it's true.
that women like to better men in everything they do.
In Politics, Science, and Industry,
the girls are always right.
So, I concede they're better than we:
They've earned the right to fight!

So I'll be standing on the pier,
handing out doughnuts
when we send the girls over there....."
(Don't know who wrote it, but if it was Irving Berlin, please don't tell his family. They are brutal copyright protectors.)
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NAFTA was peanuts, and useful in bolstering Mexico's economic development, creating a market for US goods.

The real hammer was China's Most Favored Nation trade status.
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Center for Freedom and Prosperity - The Chilean Miracle Shows that Economic Liberty is the Best Way

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tXtKl1E0CU
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The Russians, Chinese, Iranians & N.Koreans must be loving this. Pajamaboys running the county & handing it off to the bimbos.
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