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Don't Wave the White Flag in the Gender Wars

Demosthenes5 Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 9:50 PM
Remember that the “rent” associated w/ the multiple employment of said uterus doesn’t entitle you to a lifetime of emotional, psychological, physical, or financial security. Especially if you refuse to lose that 80 lbs+ of extra weight after your second child. Remember that if women were still in charge, we would all be living in grass huts like our Neolithic ancestors. Men have generated 99.99% of all major inventions in the last 2000 years. There’s a reason why men still dominate the “Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics” (STEM) professions, why men still dominate the MENSA, why the average male SAT score is still higher than the average female SAT score & why there has been a dearth of females awarded a Nobel prizes in...

A chorus of right-thinking columnists is emerging to advise the Romney campaign that it’s time to get back to the real issues. Don’t get bogged down in these imaginary gender issues, they urge.

Do not listen to this siren song. To be sure, the “war on women,” supposedly being waged by Republicans, is a phony war. But, as historians know, phony wars can inflict real casualties. The GOP needs to win this phony war because, in a close election, the return of the gender gap, which vanished in 2010, could be a decisive factor in November.

Some of these above-it-all columnists...