Thursday, February 7, 2013
Wayne Levine (BetterMenCoaching.com) for “The Men’s Room.”
Pastor Drew Sams for “Teen Rap.”
Special Guest, Dr. Jennifer Weberman (The Parenting Playground) for “The Women’s Room.”
This show is loosely inspired by this week’s column, Diversity, Equality, and Other Four-Letter Words I Disdain. You know one of my favorite things is to talk about political correctness!
Every time I write a column with political overtones, I swear I won’t do it again. Then, the response is so consistently good that I think, “Gee, maybe I should just become a political commentator.” Then, very quickly, I come back to reality with the honest self-reflection that I just don’t have the chops for it like many of the great political writers I admire such as Thomas Sowell, Michael Medved, or Dave Barry. However, I still have opinions so I do take the opportunity now and then to express them, especially when they relate to parenting. So here we go again, with diversity, equality & other four-letter words I disdain.
The real differences between men and women, the sexes, is vast. Note that I used the word, “Sexes,” rather than gender. I hate the word, “Gender” almost as much as I hate being Politically Correct! So, a disclaimer: If you are a Professor of Women’s Studies you might want to go visit Gloria Steinem’s web site.
There was a popular feminist slogan in the early days of “the movement” that went something like, women need men as much as a fish needs a bicycle.
Thankfully, we have moved past the radical nature of early feminist’s beliefs to a middle ground, though you’d never know it if you looked at the courses and syllabuses in Women’s Studies departments at colleges.
But, most men and women, especially moms and dads, understand that equality doesn’t mean we’re the same. We all tend to agree that equal pay for equal work is the way it should be, but in other areas our gender needs are just different. We are built differently, so get over it.