Noted cartoonist Scott Adams (Dilbert) authored a post on his blog earlier this month covering what he termed as men’s rights, including a “laundry list” of examples where men’s rights are encroached on by, or in deference to, women. Most of this piece comes off as an sad, failed attempt at satire, but then…he pops this in there:
The reality is that women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently. It’s just easier this way for everyone. You don’t argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn’t eat candy for dinner. You don’t punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first. And you don’t argue when a women tells you she’s only making 80 cents to your dollar. It’s the path of least resistance. You save your energy for more important battles.
Congrats, Mr. Adams. You’ve covered offensive, demeaning, sexist and more in one brief paragraph. More interestingly, you didn’t even have the guts to back it up as what you truly believed, deleting the post later on (perhaps you forgot that nothing is ever REALLY deleted on the web?). Tell you what, if you truly feel that you’re so marginalized, put yourself in the shoes of this girl, and then tell me how you feel.