“An era passes without notice. Suddenly however, you realize that it’s gone.” – Clarence Page, PBS News
––––––(This post is taken from a chapter within The New Power of American Women ebook).
American women won the right to vote in 1920. And the new political reality is that they are now the majority of registered voters, with an incredible 57% of the total. No one, especially men, should take for granted, what the emerging political power in women means. Female Senators, Congresswomen, councilwomen attorneys, mayors and judges everywhere are mentally pulling together through all kinds of empowerment networks to make changes which insure their power must be recognized and dealt with. It makes no difference whether Democrat or Republican, Libertarian or Independent, American women are coming into tangible and explicit global power and they are coming into it, individually and typically, with a mass-victim, feminist mindset and incredible new technologies.
However, women are still fragmented in different networks and have yet to fully coalesce into a major single voting bloc. What unites as well as divides are major issues such as “Pro- choice” (abortion), crime, sexual harassment and “equal pay for equal work.” You, whatever your gender, must have your eyes wide open to what is the ultimate truth.
The equal pay agenda is probably the most current and common flag American women rally around since women generally are paid less than their male counterparts doing the same work (at this time). Together they typically promote the premise that the patriarchy is at fault for their current situation and are demanding special treatment from business and local, state and federal government agencies. Unfortunately, it seems that women must collectively bring some men down, in order to lift themselves up. However, many women are starting to get it and acknowledge it isn’t really a man’s fault for a woman’s lack of success, but that it is up to the individual woman. Just like a man, she has to empower herself.
In her nationally syndicated column, Mona Charen wrote a 2011 article titled: “It’s Not the Men’s Fault.”
Paraphrasing she said;
“According to Pew Research Center, three-quarters of the jobs lost during the ‘Great Recession’ were lost by men and on college campuses women outnumber men by 57 to 43 percent. But economic analysis can take you only so far. Men’s capacity to insist on promiscuity rests completely on female cooperation. And women have been foolishly compliant for decades. They’ve (women) conspired in their own disempowerment, not because love their sexual freedom (though a few may), but because people like Gloria Steinem convinced them that the old sexual mores, along with marriage and children, were oppressive to women.”
In other words, many feminists typically won’t admit to the fact that men have put it all here with very real contributions in science, hard-labor and real blood and real sweat. And they did it as loving fathers, husbands and bothers. But now American women, in general, realize that their time has come to reach for more power than they have ever had in the past and men are confused as to what a man should be to a woman.
It’s also very hard to deny a mother’s contribution to society and that any woman, mother or not, can have her special needs met, regardless of how much it may cost men in general. This type of equality means that employers may not be able to choose another man for a job, without carefully considering the female’s political-legal-morass potential. Moreover, women as voters are being catered to in every race for political office and there is no way they can lose in the long run because of their new voting-lobby-networking potential.
In still different words, if you don’t give her what she wants, just because she’s a woman, you’d better factor in a potential lawsuit somewhere in the equation for denying her “rights.” Conversely, this also means that the free choice rights of men to ultimately decide how to run their own life and business, is being diluted via new regulations which may favor American women. I’m not saying it’s wrong or right, but just what is.
Powerful political groups such as the National Assn. for Women in Education (NAWE), with their 3,000 teacher-members, is networked to hundreds of other feminist organizations and is also providing them ongoing slanted feminist research for lawsuits. NAWE is deep into the sexual harassment survey business and funding studies to find out whether or not male professors are using their status to intimidate and exploit female students, regardless if the student consented and took full responsibility for his or her actions. Most political movements typically start on college campuses.
In the book “The Lecherous Professor” (University of Illinois 1990 edition), the co-author Billie Wright puts forth the premise; “Where power differentials exist, there can be no ‘mutual consent’.” The NAWE study focused primarily on cases where sobbing female students became “open” about their affairs with their male teachers but only after they were dumped. Barry Dank, a professor of sociology at Cal State Long Beach, is an outspoken critic of frivolous harassment suits. He sites several cases where students openly claimed they were at fault for leading the teacher into an affair and blames much of the anti-fraternization activity on the campus on the “hypocritical authoritarian feminists” who ‘take a motherly image’ toward all female students. Dank says, they take the ‘We’ll protect you whether you want our help or not’ attitude.
“I’m alienated from the idea of putting women back into the category of as victims.
This is an attempt of older females trying to control younger females.”
Throughout all of corporate America, feminist-lesbian groups are groping around to identify more of themselves. Some groups are even setting up awards for companies that take the initiative coming out as lesbians or in shattering the glass ceiling. One such award is the Catalyst Award that Coca-Cola, Unilever and Alcoa received in 2013. Catalyst researches and monitors other organizations that identify barriers to advancing women. An ex-Catalyst president, Sheila Wellington, told corporate American CEOs, “By investing in women, winning companies foster leadership by the most able and insure their organizations’ economic viability.”
My main point in these insights, is for you to be very aware of the increasing political power of American women and to note that it is growing very fast around the globe. You must also be very careful of everything you say or do which may provoke a unfavorable feminine or gay/ lesbian response in any workplace. If you do not support the feminist and/or homosexual movements, you may get sued, slandered or physically attacked. This is yet another hazard of being a normal American man. You are being forced into being silent on this gay political issue.
And also remember clearly: Gaining the power to control the American voting booth is equal to getting the key to the U.S. Treasury and Fort Knox.