Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly says men won’t marry well-paid women.

In this post: Sleep, an anti-feminist fossil, Aaron Sorkin.

So far this has been a really strange day. Sam and I woke up shortly after 7 a.m. about 15 minutes apart, and by 9:15 we were both sound asleep in the family room watching an entertaining mystery called Murder on a Bridle Path (1936) starring Helen Broderick and James Gleason. When I finally woke up at 12:30 Sam had switched to Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) starring David Niven. These are both excellent napping movies and we highly recommend them.

And now I’d like to announce the Howdygram’s latest Putz of the Week. This time it’s the right-wing’s old biddy anti-feminist mouthpiece, Phyllis Schlafly, founder of the Eagle Forum, who recently wrote in a Christianity Today op-ed that Washington should stop trying to push equal pay because men don’t want wives who make as much money as they do. In other words, women can’t land a husband unless they earn less than men so Schlafly thinks the pay gap should be INCREASED. (This is not a typo.)
“There are plenty of women who simply don’t want the same treatment as men,” Schlafly explained. “For example, most women don’t want to work the full week that men work. Men want full-time jobs, women want the ability to knock off and take shorter hours. They like the gender gap. They want to marry a man who earns more than she does.”

Why is this obsolete 19th century hypocrite still alive? In decades past Schlafly used to advocate for the “June Cleaver” lifestyle — i.e., stay-at-home wives with no advanced education — even though she’s personally had the advantage of a law degree and a long, well-compensated career. It takes a lifetime of brainwashing to achieve this much ignorance. Holy mother of crap.

Which brings me to my next point. Please take a minute to help support the Democratic Governors Association in their effort to corner Republicans in Washington to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act! Click the link below to sign their petition. Thank you.

Last but not least, if you’re a fan of Aaron Sorkin’s writing (like I am) I think you’ll get a kick out of this really fantastic supercut of his favorite most-repeated lines and phrases from “The West Wing,” “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” “Sports Night” and “The Newsroom” plus his hit films A Few Good Men, The American President and others. Have fun. No charge!

And now ... TIME FOR DINNER! Tonight I’m doing pickles & biscuits because it’s been way too long. Thank you.

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