When Feminists Set Homework

The following picture was posted on Twitter yesterday by a British dad who said his kid’s school had handed it out as homework:

This surprised me a little because the narrative last week was that men were all-powerful sex-predators who use their patriarchal powers to force women into submission, which is why The Handmaid’s Tale documentary was so popular. But if denigrating and undermining men using any means to hand is the goal, the first casualty will be consistency.

To begin with, I should point out that I have come across men who’ve been utterly feckless, loafing around and going to parties while their women do all the chores as well as take care of him and the children. But they didn’t look much like the chap in the picture. None of them wore a v-neck sweater, for example. In fact, the men who look like the chap in the picture generally spend their days working their arses off to provide a home and secure future for their wives and kids.

But don’t you just love it? The husband is a shambling man-child while the wife is an all-powerful superwoman who does things like unblocks sinks and builds sheds on top of her womanly chores. Because yeah, every woman is just like that. Does anyone know of any woman who’s built a shed on her own? Or unblocked a sink when there was a man around who could have done it? Shortly after I left university I sort of moved myself into a house of five girls, four of whom hated me on sight. I won them ’round in short order by stopping the doors squeaking, bleeding the radiators so the place warmed up, and taking off the sink-trap to remove a lump of rotting hair the size of a golf ball with an ear bud through its centre. One of them was so impressed she even reads my blog almost twenty years later (*waves*).

Also, I have a close friend who was recently widowed, leaving her to raise a couple of kids alone. Among the long list of things she misses about her late husband is the moral support: when told of a problem he would make cool-headed, pragmatic suggestions which cut through the emotional nonsense surrounding it, allowing her to see the issue more clearly and in a different light. This had a valuable calming effect, which she badly misses. She’s mentioned missing this aspect of their relationship more times than she has anything to do with fixing stuff or carrying heavy items about. Do you think this ludicrous cartoon captures this contribution to a woman’s well-being which men so often provide?

Whoever came up with it obviously doesn’t know much about men or relationship dynamics, and it is fun to speculate on the relationship status of the women (for it was surely women) who are responsible. Do they belong to:

Group 1: Young women who complain incessantly that men don’t want a relationship, they just want an easy shag off Tinder. All of them will have Tinder accounts, and all will have provided said easy shag more than once in the past six months.

Group 2: Bitter older women who look forward to reading the cat-buying guides with each new issue of Modern Spinster magazine?

Group 3: Middle-aged women who were busy shagging shitlords in their twenties when they should have been securing themselves a decent partner, and chose to settle with some bumbling omega male nobody else wanted to avoid joining the women in Group 2 (look at the body-language of the woman in the picture). The divorce papers will be served on him once she’s in possession of her anniversary diamonds, and the Group 2 sisterhood will welcome her with open arms and one of these.

Whatever the case, you can be damned sure the brainchild behind this was not a woman enjoying a functioning relationship with a man she loves and respects. I’m not too worried about this because rather than driving a wedge between men and women as they hope, I think these deranged feminists are only succeeding in driving a wedge between them and ordinary, sane men and women. The comments beneath the original tweet are encouraging, suggesting men are wise to the game being played:

The best way to deal with this is to mock it mercilessly. Feminists like a fight, but they don’t like being laughed at. If I had a kid who was handed homework like this, I’d complete the assignment myself being sure to include sentences like “Mummy is brilliant, she does everything, including bringing Daddy a beer when he calls out for one”.

What desirable outcome feminists hope to achieve with stuff like this is anyone’s guess.

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32 thoughts on “When Feminists Set Homework

  1. “I think these deranged feminists are only succeeding in driving a wedge between them and ordinary, sane men and women”

    The people behind this type of propaganda are not feminists, feminism just like racism and all the rest of the isms are just tools that assist them in achieving their objective in killing off the nuclear family. The feminists and all the rest of them will be lined up and shot as soon as this has been achieved.

  2. I tell myself that none of this stuff, which is so at odd with reality, actually matters much. Same with the transgender stuff. The facts always win in the end.

  3. But don’t you just love it? The husband is a shambling man-child while the wife is an all-powerful superwoman who does things like unblocks sinks and builds sheds on top of her womanly chores.

    Isn’t this the narrative of all domestic product advertising? Bloke is hapless fool who doesn’t know the difference between a spanner and a screwdriver. Woman swoops in with advertiser’s product to save the day in front of sheepish looking, simpering mangina.

    That imagery pisses me right off. I’m not saying Ms. Bannister is duff at fixing things but she would battle with removing the wheel nuts on her car to change a wheel. The other weekend I spend a good hour and a half under the sink rearranging the drainage from the sink (and cleaning out smelly residue from the pipes before neatly putting it all back together. Not because Minnie couldn’t do it, but because it is a messy smelly job. My other chore is cleaning the oven. Oven cleaner plays havoc with Minnie’s asthma.

    To my eternal shame, my son would be standing by watching said woman swoop in. He has no interest in fixing stuff, his philosophy is “why, when I can pay someone else to do it”. The reality of that will sink in the first time something does go wrong and he has to fork out for a repair.

  4. Societies do best when normal people can lead normal lives and do useful, normal things. When normal people are distracted by having to fight guerilla wars on the home front against extremists who have captured mundane institutions like schools then we really have a problem.

  5. I’m not saying Ms. Bannister is duff at fixing things but she would battle with removing the wheel nuts on her car to change a wheel.

    All the women I’ve been involved with have been eminently capable, even those who call themselves feminists. One or two of them actually used drills, which was a scary sight. But there are some jobs I don’t particularly like doing but they would *really* not like doing, and vice versa, so we split the chores accordingly. Most women I know wouldn’t be impressed with a bloke who was totally useless at household chores, and why people think women have any inclination to do things like unblock drains and clean gutters when there’s a bloke around to do it is anyone’s guess.

    He has no interest in fixing stuff, his philosophy is “why, when I can pay someone else to do it”. The reality of that will sink in the first time something does go wrong and he has to fork out for a repair.

    I included the anecdote about my friend’s widow partly to make the point that a man’s role in a household cannot be replaced simply by paying someone. The same is true for a woman’s role.

  6. “When normal people are distracted by having to fight guerilla wars on the home front against extremists who have captured mundane institutions like schools then we really have a problem.”

    Add in the inevitable reduction in trust and social cohesion that results from mass immigration – diversity being a weakness – and you have a recipe for decline, if not disaster.

  7. Add in the inevitable reduction in trust and social cohesion that results from mass immigration – diversity being a weakness – and you have a recipe for decline, if not disaster.

    Yes. I wish more men would take a stronger stand against this sort of thing; I’m sure it doesn’t meet with approval in your circles, for example.

  8. Can’t help noticing Mum’s got got legs like treetrunks. Maybe Dad’s preoccupied with trading the old banger in for a later sports model.
    Bet she won’t see that coming.

  9. Maybe Dad’s preoccupied with trading the old banger in for a later sports model.

    It would explain why he’s distracted, given up on running the house, takes an interest in parties and can tell a good story.

  10. Can’t feminists be positive, rather than trying to big up teh wimminz by diminishing men?

    I think that should be filed under “Questions we can Answer”…

  11. “Add in the inevitable reduction in trust and social cohesion that results from mass immigration”

    This one has undoubtedly been their most successful campaign to date, it really is stunning how far they have went and that they have manged to take it to its current level.

    Like many of the contributors here my wife if from a different race, I too see race as a strength and don’t frown on mixed race children either. As a young man I thought I was cool, I sided with the downtrodden who happened to be non white, I was a punk, I read Rolling Stone and all that kind of stuff. I lived in the East Village when it was still a ghetto, had a Puerto Rican girlfriend that lived in the South Bronx, for some reason I could go there and not be attacked. I loved the John Peel show and Linton Kweisi Jones. Nearly got divorced when I showed my wife the Muhammad Ali (a great man in all respects) Parkinson interview on why multiculturalism is wrong.

    Racial purity is great and should be celebrated and I mean all races here, differing races mingling are fine, races are different and they can quite easily live and breed together quite harmoniously but this accelerated mass migration that is something completely different.

    Now when I look back I can see that I was sucked in and the motive was something far more sinister and I am now very aware of it in motion today. It is winning hands down and I think most of us cannot see how destructive it is and will continue to be to the white race, the Christian culture and our way of life.

  12. “Same with the transgender stuff. The facts always win in the end.”

    Now for some really bad news:

    “One of the Democratic newcomers will be Danica Roem, a transgender woman who unseated Bob Marshall, one of the chamber’s longest serving and most conservative members. Roem will be Virginia’s first openly transgender lawmaker. She will also make history as the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature, according to the Victory Fund, a political action committee that works to get openly LGBTQ people elected.”

    https://virginiapublicradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/ap_17188594858498.jpg?w=620

  13. “Does anyone know of any woman who’s built a shed on her own? Or unblocked a sink when there was a man around who could have done it? ”

    Mrs Square is a gardener. She regularly does gruntwork stuff the blokes she works for just can’t. Now, whether that’s because they can’t be bothered, I dunno. But she does characterise a lot of them as man-children, who seem a bit lost in the world. Having met one or two of them, I’d agree.

    On top of that, she’s got a business selling jewellery.

    I think a reason i married her is that she does tend to get on and achieve stuff, rather than sitting around blaming men for somehow holding her back.

  14. I remember reading the lastest figures from the Department of Labor (?) in the States.

    Like all Yankee organisations they do data.

    In the last figures released, men dedicated more time to work, house and family than women did per week. Yeah! really!

    As I now never fail to point out, on top of shopping and cooking more often( disclosure I like cooking especially if there is a bottle of red about!), the broken locks, doors that scuff, blocked drains (or drainpipes), replacing plugs and sockets, repairing all sorts of stuff that I don’t even know how it works (so I have to take it apart thinking all the way), going to the DIY (twice ‘cos I’m stupid and never get it all in one go), going on internet to check out everything Mrs. Bilbaoboy wants to know about and also to buy spare parts for things, buying rattraps for the compost heap, repairing a broken picture frame, taking shoes to be repaired, making sure the babies at Uni in England have enough money, spending working days at home supervising building work and so on and so on actually takes far more time that putting the washing machine on, especially when we have home help three days a week!

    Bloody hell! I’m a fudding hero!

  15. disclosure I like cooking especially if there is a bottle of red about!

    So do I, and so do a lot of men I know.

    going to the DIY (twice ‘cos I’m stupid and never get it all in one go)

    Just twice? I’ve been known to go more than that…

  16. “Can’t help noticing Mum’s got got legs like treetrunks”

    Draped in male trousers to match her male jumper, plus she has no boobs.

  17. “One of them was so impressed she even reads my blog almost twenty years later (*waves*).”

    (Waves) Morning! We only hated you because you took up so much bloody space.

    My husband sent me the link below yesterday. There are some daft answers on there but some pretty sad ones too.
    https://www.quora.com/Whats-something-that-sucks-about-being-a-man
    I did decide against making him do some menial job and did it myself as a result of reading it, so that’s something.

  18. More worrying is the typo in the middle paragraph on the right. Whoever wrote this fantasises about superhero mums who can do anything, but can’t even proofread a few paragraphs of her own work.

  19. (Waves) Morning!

    Ahahaha!

    We only hated you because you took up so much bloody space.

    Indeed I did, but I think you hated me before I even set foot in the house! I remember ringing the doorbell and being able to see right into the front room where you were all sitting, pretending not to notice me. Five minutes later one of you sulkily opened the door. 😛

    My husband sent me the link below yesterday.

    Very good. Some interesting statements in there.

    I did decide against making him do some menial job and did it myself as a result of reading it, so that’s something.

    Aw, bless you!

  20. Whoever wrote this fantasises about superhero mums who can do anything, but can’t even proofread a few paragraphs of her own work.

    Exactly! What does this tell you about the state of education today? Maybe she was too tired to check it after her 70 hour week.

  21. I’ve come across several women who say this sort of stuff about their husbands. Not because it’s true, but because they want a monopoly on the kid’s affection. It always seems to be women whose husbands won’t desert the kids.

  22. I’ve come across several women who say this sort of stuff about their husbands. Not because it’s true, but because they want a monopoly on the kid’s affection.

    A woman undermining the father in front of the kids, destroying any chance he has of becoming a role model? I think you’ve just identified one root cause of what we call Daddy Issues.

  23. ” I have come across men who’ve been utterly feckless, loafing around and going to parties while their women do all the chores as well as take care of him and the children. ”

    Yes; they’re called African Americans. 🙂

  24. “Can’t help noticing Mum’s got got legs like treetrunks”

    Draped in male trousers to match her male jumper, plus she has no boobs.

    And her hair is scruffy…

  25. Pat
    “Not because it’s true, but because they want a monopoly on the kid’s affection. ”

    The oedipus mother, Hansel and Gretel was a warning that many seem to have forgotten.

  26. Well since we’re generalizing, this could be fun.

    Mum can often sense trouble before it happens in spite of the “Check Engine” light being on in the car for a week.

    Mum tells great stories about how she spent dad’s money.

    Mum can tell if the children are unhappy and doesn’t care if dad is.

  27. And when the diversity propagandists set the homework…

    Bloody hell. Parents should just draw a line through the page with the words “My child will not complete this assignment. Please call me to discuss.” whenever they see crap like this.

  28. You can tell a teacher set this, it has a spelling mistake. I would give it a mark out of ten (in red ink) and send it back with the usual condescending comments popular among teachers 20+ years ago.

  29. “My child will not complete this assignment. Please call me to discuss.”

    That’s the way to do these things don’t even try to describe in writing why you don’t want to entertain their request. I sent a very similar message to some Big Kahuna IT dude yesterday in Qatar regarding a request to remotely access our server. He was on the phone the minute the email reached him, and yes I clearly explained to him why no meant no.

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