Accuracy in Media

The feminist movement would have you believe men and women are the same, Fox News contributor Kate Obenshain pointed out at a Clare Booth Luce Foundation forum on June 3, 2011. This is just not true, she persuasively argues.

For instance: studies show women have larger, deep limbic systems making them more “in touch with feelings and better able to express themselves.”

Examining the hormonal differences also provides evidence that men and women are not the same:

“In an ABC special, “Boys and Girls are Different,” television host John Stossel described several studies conducted by universities on what appear to be innate differences between males and females. He explained the following:

“At the University of Wisconsin, researchers injected testosterone into unborn female monkeys. Monkeys engage in very sex-stereotyped behavior, according to Stossel; the males are aggressive and fight, while the female monkeys typically groom and nurture the young. When the testosterone- injected females were born, they didn’t groom or nurture their children. They fought and behaved like males.

“In one out of 100,000 pregnancies, a genetic defect causes human female babies to be exposed to a bath of the male hormone androgen. These are CAH girls—short for a condition called congenital adrenal hyperplasia. These children are born female, but they behave like ‘tomboys.’ The male androgen influences their behaviors and desires. These girls typically play with ‘boy’ toys more than their female counterparts.”

The feminists fail to properly acknowledge these differences.

As Phyllis Schlafly writes, “Picturing women as the victims of mean men is the engine of feminism.”

“The most scholarly book written about the feminist movement by a non-feminist is Domestic Tranquility by Carolyn Graglia. She read all those tiresome books and articles by the feminist leaders—Betty Friedan, Germaine Greer, Kate Millett, Gloria Steinem, and Simone de Beauvoir—and concluded that the principal goal of feminism from the getgo has been ‘the status degradation of the housewife’s role.’

“Mrs. Graglia documented the fact that all branches of feminism are united in the conviction that a woman can find identity and fulfillment only by a career in the workforce. Gloria Steinem said ‘you become a semi-nonperson when you get married,’ while Simone de Beauvoir and Betty Friedan labeled the housewife a ‘parasite.’”

These conclusions mislead an entire generation of women who might want to be housewives. Do young women today not deserve the choice of housewife as their career? The removal of choices is also known as suppression.

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