Exposing Woman Power
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OPINION MONDAY . December 30, 2002
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Using emotion as ammunition
Feminism rewards women who run roughshod over men
Alessandra Eakin - For the Journal-Constitution
Monday, December 30, 2002
It's about time someone said it: Women are idiots.
I suspect men have known this for a long time and, in their better
interest, have kept quiet about it. However, in the face of
overwhelming evidence, as a woman, I must conclude that "sistas" all
are indeed sniveling, simpering imps.
Feminism, go home. Go back to the bedrooms and kitchens where at
least for generations you served a purpose. Only there can you
achieve the level of mediocrity not remotely evidenced in boardrooms
and cubicles since your forcible entry into the office four decades
The Battle of the Sexes has yielded a simmering stalemate, though men
concede women have long won the war. The men quit fighting, stopped
trying, and no longer care to please their women because they know
they can't. Men have lost plenty. They are no longer significant in
the estimation of women.
Here's an example of what happens today. At my job once, there was a
team-building activity companywide. Each person was assigned a task
only they could do. As each person performed his or her role, the
team accomplished its goal. Each team, when done performing its task,
was to integrate its piece with another team. Each team contributed
to the building of a whole unit, which represented cooperation among
all departments within a company.
Instead of achieving corporate nirvana, a shameful quagmire resulted.
In an instant, a dozen shrill, power-hungry women converged upon a
table and started screaming at subordinates to follow their
spontaneous, ill-prepared orders. They hijacked the plan, threw out
the rules and imposed a cult of personality where the one who shouted
the loudest and the meanest and the most often was the winner. A
periphery of impotent employees, mostly men, ringed the dominant
table of blond ambition.
How did this happen? When did men become trivial? What makes women
think they are at all important? Why are the rational-minded
marginalized and not celebrated instead?
The balance of power has shifted so dramatically that women have
developed a delusional sense of self-worth. Feminism promised women
they could be anything they wanted to be without offering a
constructive way to achieve greatness. Initiative, ambition,
education, dedication became pitiful ploys in contrast to the
effectiveness of exhibiting emotions.
Employing what I call "emotional extortion" offers immediate
gratification. Pouting over hurt feelings, throwing temper tantrums
and hurling accusations of meanness gets you what you want. Why work
hard and try often when a crying jag swiftly gets you what you want?
Why risk failure when fearful employers hand you the vestiges of
Simply put, women have run amok. Men are losing their ground as they
endure blatant abuse by women day after day, decade after decade. Men
are wonderful beings, worthy of much praise and appreciation. I am
ready for the Man Movement to begin. Somebody please, stop these
women before they ruin our lives. I need a man to save me from the
wreckage of stupid women.
Alessandra Eakin is an Atlanta writer.