Monday, 27 June 2011

Girls will still choose pink, and women will still have babies

You've got to hand it to those social engineers, they don't stop trying. Some friends of mine made huge efforts to avoid any gun or sword toys for their two boys to no avail; the boys used sticks, bits of pipe and the most unlikely scavenged household objects to replace plastic moulded Chinese toys. Eventually they gave up. Now some Swedish fascist (and I've always thought the Swedes made the most vicious concentration camp guards; they invented compulsory euthanasia after all and were still forcibly castrating morons in the 1970s. I'll bet Sweden will be the first nation to start killing fat people) has decided that children should grow up without knowledge of 'gender' difference so that inequality in adult life may be eliminated. Three points.


1. As my old latin master, used to say: Nouns have gender, people have sex. 
2. Even if you keep a girl in complete sensory and educational isolation with no knowledge at all about her sex, she will still choose pink. It's a DNA thing. 
3. The proximate reason women on aggregate earn less than men, and I cannot repeat this loudly enough or often enough, is that on aggregate the female workforce is less experienced than the male workforce because women on aggregate spend long periods out of the workplace having babies. 


Sweden, of course, is an overpriced, overtaxed EU Hellhole in which 87% of housewives (and oh how they'll hate that word) have banned smoking in the home and is the model nation chosen by Lady Toynbee as her exemplar. 

13 comments:

Robin Melville said...

Actually, pink was traditionally the colour for boys -- right up until the 1920s. Blue was for girls. Nothing genetic about that choice, then.

Sue said...

My dentist here in Spain is Swedish. She said the whole system drove her out of the country. Messing about with the natural order of things doesn´t work.

Calfy said...
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lilith said...

I am very frightened for Calfy as she is moving there! They are all good communists and I am pretty sure her househusband would not allow smoking in the home. I agree with you that girls are BORN girls and boys are BORN boys, in general, allowing for a few chromosomal exceptions. Girls are encouraged to prefer pink but many do anyway.

Manganese said...

My sister-in-law brought up her son in a loving household where toy weapons were not permitted. He joined the army and became a sniper - a situation that has caused a great deal of amusement all round.

Observtion tells us that any attempt to force people to do one thing will often lead them to do the opposite. The surest way to influence others is by example.

As for your point about equality of pay - please keep repeating it. I am sure that those inclined to do so wilfully misunderstand the statistics and no amount of counter explanation will make them 'understand'.

However, there are many who genuinely don't know that the figures relate only to average pay. The statistics absolutely do not show that women earn less than men for the doing the same job.

Grrrr.....

Anonymous said...

Lady Polly's exemplar.....nuff said Raedwald.

If you catch some Swedish folk on their hols, especially in Espana, all they do is, get pissed as lords and shag like there's no tomorrow - "live like a Brit" for two weeks, then it's back to Schveeeedon and Pollyville "asexualmoronosphere" - according to Leif - an well remembered friend, who gave up and moved to South East Asia.

Elby the Beserk said...

Deeply and creepily unnatural, and surely yet another example of the foul virus of the Frankfurt School.

A Brit Forever... said...

Anon at 27 June 2011 14:46

Love the holiday anecdote by your friend!!!

greg tingey said...

Ah, the "natural order of things"
Like slavery, women having no rights at all (as in islam today), the earth being flat, men and women having different numbers of ribs, children being property, etc ...
No, it's just your (particular set of) prejudices.
Someone else, especially from another culture will have completely DIFFERENT set of the "natural order of things".

This post is a disgrace, given the normal level of comment and debate here.
Did you forget your dried frog pills?

Budgie said...

Oh dear, greg tingey (ps lower case names are soooo yesterday) you have got a case of the pompous disgwaces, haven't you?

I hope you are not serious when trying to claim that there is no difference between men and women. There is a wealth of medical evidence to show that you are wrong.

Even the feminists agree there is a difference ("A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle").

Greg Tingey said...

Let's see if it (the box-reader) will come up with Upper-Case headers ... it usually doesn't, so I stopped bothering - nothing to do with pretentiousness...
Of COURSE there are differences between men and women, stupid idiot: - but that is no excuse to treat women as inferior, as islam does, and some christian sects (especially the RC) still do.

I was merely pointing out that some so-called "natural orders of things" are nothing of the sort, and are constructs of older societal forms.
The real natural order of things does have a name, and curiously, my first degree is actually in that subject.

It's called: "Physics".
Perhaps you have heard of it?

Raedwald said...

Greg - for some (incomplete) scientific basis for female colour preference see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6956467.stm

Anonymous said...

As for war toys, there is a good story by Saki called "The Toys of Peace" - written about 100 years ago.

DC