Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Friday, November 13, 2009

Men and Money

Forget women. Nobody cares what happens to them anyway. (By "nobody" I mean anybody with power.) Let's talk about men.

The problem with feminism is that it concentrates on women. That is very foolish. Nobody--I say again--gives a crap about women. Feminists must concentrate on men, the only people who are real people, as opposed to pretend, not-quite-people people. You know, women.

How do men suffer under the present system? (They are the only ones that count, you know.) Quixote at Shakesville points out that if our ruling class can take away women's rights they can take away men's rights, but civil rights violations are a means, not an end. The Stupak amendment does something much more interesting than that--it found a way to deny a portion of health care coverage for half the population for moral reasons. Morality! What a scam! Just get a few bishops--who owe you big for ignoring the cover-up of the rape of children, another powerless group--to give you moral justification to deny health care! It's brilliant!

And even more brilliant is the aftermath. Woman, in turn, are protesting the coverage of drugs like Viagra, and soon insurance companies can deny payment for those incredibly popular pills too! Corporations can play the public like violins, pitting priests against women, women against men, adults against children, young adults against the old. It'll work like a charm. Half the world is just dying to deny rights to the other half, and corporations can save a fortune.


Downpuppy said...

I'm pretty sure Digby is more interested in making a bunch of dick jokes than in committing a bris on Viagra.

Susan of Texas said...

Heh, yes, I'm sure you're right. No disrespect to Digby intended.

satch said...

Actually, the thing that annoyed me the most about the Stupak thing was that it was regarded by some as some sort of clever compromise to move the legislation along, with the assumption that it would be removed later in the senate version, presumably by someone with more freakin' spine. The big problem is that spine seems to be in short supply, especially among the Blue Dogs.

horatius said...

Wrong. Spine is in short supply among Progressive Congressmen and Senators and in Mr. Obama

Susan of Texas said...

I think they just don't care. Abortion is icky and they just don't understand why women persist in talking about it.