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Doing the math

Vox Day points out a woman who gets it:

Weldon, 85, says the feminist revolution had adverse implications by ‘halving the male wage, so it no longer supported a family.’ That meant some women had to get jobs, even if they would rather have been at home with their children.

I noted the same thing a while back (if I may quote myself):

keeping women in the workforce after WWII (unlike after WWI, when they went home) eventually allowed for the relative decrease in salaries (in terms of purchasing power) for all employees, over time; this was no doubt realized, and seized upon by greedy and unscrupulous employers. (Consider that a single middle-class salary could support an entire family quite comfortably, able to maintain that middle-class status, in the 1950s; whereas now, it takes two working middle-class people to maintain such an existence. Surely, this was foreseen, and considered good for business, even though surely self-evidently not so much so for families.)

So Big Business and Big Government worked together to attack the middle class by promoting feminism. With the combined effects of feminism and inflation, Big Business got to eventually pay out relatively less (by half, in terms of purchasing power) to their employees (while still expecting the same amount of work out of each, of course); and Big Government raked in more taxes (two sets of income tax per middle class family instead of one; plus more sales taxes on everything from more vehicles to more clothes to more meals or coffee out, etc.).

Win-win for Big Government and Big Business; lose-lose for the middle class.

Too bad the middle class didn’t realize they were hurting themselves in embracing feminism…

More related observations from Vox in his post:

It’s interesting how everyone understands that immigrants cause labor prices to fall, but most people don’t grasp that a substantial increase in domestic work force participation, by any group, has the same effect.

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While immigration too plays a role here, the only significant effect native women have when they enter the labor force in greater numbers is to depress the price of labor.

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One-third of working class women have always worked.  The change brought by feminism is that now middle class and upper middle class married women work as well.  And the more women that work, the more women have to work and the less time women who don’t work will have with their husbands who support them, because an INCREASE in the SUPPLY of labor necessitates a DECREASE in the PRICE of labor, demand remaining constant.

And to make matters worse, demand does not remain constant, but actually declines, because a woman who works is statistically much less likely to eventually become a wife and mother, and even when she does, she becomes one several years later and has fewer children.  This means that feminism is a structural economic failure as it creates a downward-spiraling vicious circle of three easily identifiable revolutions:

  1. The increase in the supply of labor causes wages to go down.  This is indisputable in either logical or empirical terms.

  2. Female hypergamy, female independence, and opportunity cost reduces the marriage rate and the average birth rate, while increased male work hours and work-related romantic opportunities increases the divorce rate.  These connections are all logically sound and readily observable.

  3. The reduced birth rate has a negative effect on consumption, and therefore the demand for labor, 20 years before the consequent negative effects on the supply of labor can help balance it out, putting further negative pressure on wage rates.  This is also indisputable, both logically and empirically.

One doesn’t have to be an economist to get all this. One just has to use one’s brain, and do the math.

 

Free Speech bus vandalized by LGBT activists

As in Spain, so in New York…

World War T continues…

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Is the tolerance and diversity crowd really as tolerant and diverse as they claim?

Consider this story from the Washington Free Beacon about the Free Speech bus created by the National Organization for Marriage.

Excerpt:

A bus with social conservative slogans denouncing transgenderism was vandalized Thursday in New York City by trans activists.

[…][T]he bus never left New York. The National Organization for Marriage announced Thursday that the bus had been defaced by angry activists wielding hammers.

Oh, such hate speech! Much offended. Only hammers could fix this problem of other people having different opinions than the secular left extremists.

They even attacked the driver:

National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown told USA Today that the driver of the bus tried to stop the vandals, but was tackled by one of the activists.

Newsbusters also reported on the mainstream media’s coverage of the attack:

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Terrorist attack in Antwerp, a day after London one

Eventually, the West will collectively realize what we need to do to end these, and take appropriate measures. It will likely be ugly, of course, but hey, as leftists say, you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs…

 

Again, a man’s life left in ruins, while his sexual-assault accuser goes about hers

Christie Blatchford has the story

Mike Kydd is the poor man’s Steven Galloway — not a famous author; not a professor-cum-department head, but rather a lowly, un-tenured instructor; not particularly powerful.

Yet Kydd and Galloway both have been brought to ruin by adult female contemporaries and former students with whom the men had a consensual sexual relationship that then retrospectively morphed into various misconduct complaints against them.

While the investigation report commissioned by the University of British Columbia in the Galloway case hasn’t been made fully public — making it difficult to know with certainty precisely what the findings were — Postmedia has managed to confirm many significant details about Kydd’s case.

Details at the link; all too typical a tale…

I don’t know why male profs keep foolishly having relationships with their female students, when over and over again, this sort of thing occurs.

Learn from what happens to others, idiots! And don’t repeat their mistakes.

P.S. I’m not victim-blaming here – if you think that, then you’re thinking like a feminist – but simply pointing out that, deplorable as the misandrist double standards are, one can avoid being victimized by thinking with one’s big head (and conscience) and not one’s little one. That’s all.

 

Just let the addict idiots off themselves, already

Recall my recent post about The Powers That Be’s sudden concern about opioids?

Well, now they’re freaking out about the ostensible antidote drug:

The Ambulance Paramedics of B.C. (APBC) are raising concerns that naloxone kits are being misused by illicit substance users and dealers.

Bronwyn Barter, the president of the APBC, says drug users have developed a false sense of security with naloxone or narcan, the antidote to the overdose of drugs such as fentanyl, carfentanil, heroin, morphine, and oxycodone.

“A lot of the people with addictions are doing different things with those kits. For example, some have a false sense of security, and what they can do is something called yo-yo-ing.  They’ll drop a little bit of the naloxone, and they’ll drop a little bit of their choice of drug and they think that that will stop them from overdosing,” said Barter.

 

 
Clearly, what is needed is an antidote to the antidote, then. 😉

Just let teenage idiots who are dumb enough to abuse street opioids off themselves, and spare the gene pool!

I mean, it’s not like you can really save dumbasses from themselves, anyway; sooner or later, they’ll likely do themselves in, one way or another.

Sheesh.

 

Moralistic self-appointed SJWs of the neo-con, white-knighting variety

Came across a couple of interesting, related news stories recently; this one, and this one.

Who the hell are these guys?

They’re called ‘creep catchers‘ or ‘creep busters’; they’re Canadian (and particularly British Columbian) ‘anti-pedophilia’ vigilantes (I put that in quotes, because there’s surely a difference between a man who desires to have sexual relations with actual children, and one who desires to have sexual relations with a sexually mature, ovulating, capable-of-reproducing female over 13, and IMO, while if not married to her such a man may be guilty of fornication, he is not a pervert, and his actions should not constitute a crime, IMO.).

As can be seen from the links above and also this one, these guys are moralistic prigs who enjoy the warm glow of feeling moral superior to those they target, getting off on accusing others of being perverts, without compelling, complete evidence, and doing the same things as SJWs do – confronting them, doxing them, informing their employers, even borrowing Guy Fawkes mask imagery from Occupy / Anonymous.

As with SJWs, these bastards seem to be problematic pieces of work themselves

Unlike regular SJWs, though, these are of a more neo-con, white-knighting bent: I claim this due to their hyper-macho posturing and speech (‘Yer goin’ down, bud!’), their apparent white-knighting against (in their minds) would-be predators preying on Canadian teenage girls, etc. These are the sort of men from whose ranks the likes of Mark Driscoll and Doug Wilson arise (or Toby Keith fans)…

It would be just deserts to see these self-appointed, self-righteous, moralistic prigs who engage in entrapment-like actions doxed themselves, wouldn’t it? I’d love to see the 4channers take action against them…

Lawsuits against them and fines, though, are good; hopefully they’ll be successful, and shut them down.

 

Spanish bus proclaiming biological reality banned

Remember this?

A Catholic organization in Spain responded with this (hat tip):

“Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina. Don’t let them fool you. If you are born a man, you are a man. If you are a woman, you’ll keep being one”.


 
Naturally, that could not stand:

The vehicle was commissioned by a Catholic organization called Hazte Oir (Make Yourself Heard), which has campaigned against abortion in the past. The bus is allegedly a response to a campaign displayed across northern Spain by a Basque organization which exhibited drawings of nude children holding hands and stating that some boys have vulvas and some girls penises. Their campaign was funded by an anonymous donor from New York who’s goal was to “raise social awareness about transgender children.”

It didn’t take long for the government officials to spring into action. Madrid’s City Council, which is ruled by liberals, promised to take the “necessary measures” to stop the bus from touring the city saying the vehicle did not comply with local traffic ordinances. The regional government, ruled by cuckservatives, said that it was consulting with the Attorney General over whether the bus broke any “hate crime” laws. The cities of Barcelona and Valencia, both with progressive governments, announced penalties up to 3,000 Euros if the bus dares to come to their cities.

At any case their complaints have been successful and the bus was impounded by the police and taken off the road. The judge said the bus would remain immobilized until the slogans were removed, adding that the messages went beyond simply advertising the group’s ideology and attacked the dignity of certain people by denying their sexual orientation.

The orange bus has also sparked a furious backlash and hundreds of threats on Twitter by SJWs. “Less tweets and more burning and stoning the bus.” They incite him to burn it, paint it, throw eggs or use artifacts like a a bazooka to destroy it.

Figures…