Thursday, March 7, 2013

Seth MacFarlane, Women, and Why this Debate is Ridiculous

     I'm not going to say "Oh, what did you expect from the guy who created Ted, Family Guy, etc." in response to Seth MacFarlane at the Oscars, but seriously, why are we talking about feminism after that?  What if Sarah Silverman did the infamous song at the Oscars?  What about Joan Rivers?  Hell, what about ANY female comic.  Even Al Sharpton and the NAACP knew to sit down at the Jon Hamm Black-face incident of 2012.  And here, I seg-way into tonight's topic: The double standard, and how bad Women actually have it.
     There are two groups that should really sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up for a bit.  The first is the LGBT community.  They speak of oppression and how the world is biased against them because they are gay and all manner of things.  Answer me this, how can you be discriminated for being gay unless you openly kiss another man while in Stop and Shop or during a job interview.  That is for another day (and I think I covered LGBT).  The second is feminists.  As I type this, I can hear the guns clicking ready to hear what I have to say.  I'm going to say this right here, I don't give two fucks about your opinions, I don't care if I don't change your opinion, this is a place for me to vent.  First of all, domestic abuse, double standard.  You must be thinking, "Wait, a double standard?  Can't be.  Double Standards can only harm men."  Well, you are wrong.  Did you know that 40% of domestic abuse claims are from men?  So of the two million Domestic Abuse injuries, 800,000 are to men and of the 1,300 domestic abuse deaths, 520 are men.  Sure, it may not be the majority, but it is still a large amount of the population.
     Second, and most shockingly in my opinion, is the statistic about how much less women make than men.  Statistics report that women make about .77 cents per dollar a man makes.  Wow, you would think that this would signal a sea of lawsuits because this is illegal.  It turns out, this is not true.  Well, it's not that it isn't a fake statistic, it is misrepresented.  See it implies that a man and a woman in the same job make different salaries.  This statistic is average yearly income for men and average yearly income for women.  What might cause this?  Well, men tend to hold higher ranking jobs.  Men are also less likely to take off time for extended, unpaid medical leave such as maternity leave.  The easiest solution to this would be to guarantee indefinite paid maternity leave, however this would be abused.
     In conclusion, why is this debate still going on?  There is nothing that women have that men don't, and let's just pretend for a minute that women have to do the draft.  Yeah, where's your equality there?  And to those of you who say that Seth MacFarlane "objectified women," I have two statements.  All the women objectified consented as they prerecorded the skit and consented to be objectified when they put themselves as sex objects in international media.  Key example, Kate Winslet "Draw me like one of your French girls."  She wasn't forced into the role.  She took it willingly.  Second, what about Bill Maher?  Here is a list of his misogynistic comments just in regard to former Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin:

"MILF is an acronym used in pornography for Mother I'd Like to Fuck"-After calling Sarah Palin a MILF
"Dumb Twat"-Called Sarah Palin that
"Whoops, There's a Dick in Me"-Name he came up with for Bristol Palin and Sarah Palin's TV show

But Sarah Palin is a Republican, so that's OK.

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