We’ve just received an email from F, a supporter, who’s agreed to our request that we publish it on this blog. It takes up the remainder of this post:
“Mike, I’ve read with great interest the last two postings about women who abuse children and about the ‘engineers with vaginas’… well done. The reason governments, companies, the NHS, the police, the courts etc. all discriminate against men and extend more lenient treatment to women can be traced back to men’s gentlemanly behaviour towards women. All the injustices, all the preferential treatment, all the exemptions from hard, dangerous, unpleasant tasks are a direct consequence of gentlemanly attitudes toward women. Men are supposed to, and expected to, prevent women from doing hard tasks, make sure they’re looked after, make sure they‘re comfortable, happy etc.
But in a world where women directly compete against men, often unfairly with the help of taxpayers-funded initiatives, gentlemanly attitudes are 100% counter-productive for men because they propagate and strengthen these uneven policies. If we want to change the current situation, nothing less than stopping this type of behaviour will do, unfortunately.
I’m not saying we should be rude or impolite to women. What I’m saying is that we can no longer extend any kind of leniency to women. Why? Because women have learned to exploit gentlemanly attitudes towards them to the very limit, and they certainly don’t deserve such preferences any longer. Women only deserve the same type of courtesy as extended to men. Nothing more. It may be hard to accept and even harder to implement, but it will have to be done. If we don’t do this, this situation can’t be corrected.
If a woman can’t lift a box at her workplace, she needs to look for another job. Gentlemanly help from male colleagues is no longer acceptable. If a female engineer can’t produce the goods, she needs to vacate her post. If a businesswoman… you get my drift, I’m sure.
Women have been getting away with unjustifiable preferential treatment for decades. Men need to wake up and stop tolerate women’s shortcomings and inadequacies on the basis of gentlemanly manners. It has no place in the business world nor elsewhere in society anymore.
I am sorry but there is no other way to correct the current double standards, and stop the assaults on men’s legitimate interests.”