For decades, women and women's groups have aligned themselves with militant feminist organizations, as well as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as being part of a mistreated minority suffering at the hands of insensitive men, principally white Anglo-Saxon Protestant males (WASPs). Women have never been a minority, comprising more than half the population, but observing minority status is worth the proverbial pot of gold.
While the NAACP has made observing victim-hood its main thrust, thus demanding state-financed existence and perpetrated by the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, it has seen its gains – especially during the giveaway 1960s – nullified and its family-oriented structure almost totally destroyed. Not so with the ladies but only in concert with the evil WASPs, who turned out not to be so bad after all, even though they built the nation into the powerhouse of today and at least have bragging rights.
This is from the Pew Research/Demographic organization of 11 December 2013: “Armed with more education, greater labor force participation and an increased presence in more lucrative occupations, women have seen their median hourly wages rise by 25% over the past 30 years. But losses for men—particularly young men—have also contributed to the narrowing wage gap. Overall, the median hourly wage for men decreased 4% from 1980-2012. The decline has been much sharper among young men (20%), contributing to the dramatic narrowing of the wage gap between young men and young women.”
As women have decided in ever greater numbers to work outside the home, the family-structures of whites have also been damaged, with children raised not by government but by day-care centers and increasingly early participation in public schools. The push is on now for kindergarten paid by public funds for four-year-olds, a bit of nonsense since it is well documented that Head-Start students do no better than traditional students by the third grade.
The paradigm for the modern female today is Savannah Guthrie, anchor of NBC's Today Show, who at age 42 is four months pregnant (perhaps accidentally) and so has just married her “significant other,” presumably the fetus's father. This is welcomed in the elite community as the way things should be done. Have fun and get the career concreted and then, almost as an afterthought, have a baby, a toy to be raised by an assortment of nannies or other child “caregivers.” Guthrie is savvy enough to know that pregnancies at her age can lead to children with serious problems.
With the necessary acquiescence – if not an actual thrust – of the evil WASPs, women have managed to raise themselves to levels on which to “take over” the country in many ways. This is from the Pew article: “Among older Millennials today (those ages 25 to 32), 38% of women have a bachelor’s degree, compared with 31% of men. And among younger Millennials (those ages 18 to 24), women are more likely than men to be enrolled in college (45% vs. 38% in 2012). These educational gaps in favor of women emerged in the 1990s and have widened since then.”
As they did as “hunters/gatherers,” men have continued in roles that demand physical strength (brawn, not brains) – heavy manufacturing, rebuilding infrastructure, huge building projects, transportation, the military, the last mentioned of which threatens to enervate military strength. Even manufacturing, especially through the use of robotic machinery, is less demanding physically such as in auto-manufacture plants or even mining. Women working in the old steel-mills/foundries/oil-fields would have been unheard of or on the steam-era railroads, where both skill and brawn were required to handle heavy equipment – not to mention a certain nerve.
So, one wonders if the time has come for the National Association for the Advancement of White Wasps (NAAWW). This doesn't mean that men have consigned themselves to ignorance. Indeed, some of the greatest minds, especially in spatial understanding and building, belong to men, as much as for any other reason the fact that men and women are different, admittedly a proposition that the diversity gang resents, preferring the nonsensical unisex model, with which Nature constructs otherwise.
Of course, when military threats exist, the women are suddenly (and for the most part gladly) shunted to the side so that mostly just male blood will be shed, and justifiably, since men are equipped by Nature emotionally and physically to break things and kill people when the need arises (or doesn't, as in cases like Obama's assault on hapless Libya) in 2011.
Yeah...the time has come for the NAAWW!
And so it goes.