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The Original Craig Vos Challenge #1:


Ask women if they think women are “oppressed” in this country.



Do you think women are “oppressed” in this country?

Wait for an answer. If the answer is “yes” or “some” then ask, “What percentage?”



Do you think all women are “oppressed” in this country?

Wait for an answer. If the answer is “not all”, then ask, “What percentage?”


Warning! Do not try this at work!

The women you ask can be your family and friends.



-         So you know exactly what type of women it is you’re dealing with. Feminists believe women are “oppressed.” Honest, virtuous women know that women are treated fairly. Are they feminists, or honest, virtuous women?

-         So you can avoid marrying a feminist. “Do you think women are oppressed in this country?” is the one question I want men to start asking women before men start to get serious about marriage.



Challenge #2:


Name one aspect of life feminists don’t complain about.


It is my contention that feminists can, and do, complain about anything and everything. So this challenge is for you to find one aspect of life that feminists don’t complain about.


It doesn’t count if one woman performs one task (for example, taking out the trash) one time and doesn’t complain. I’m talking about the big picture. An aspect of life that organized feminists don’t complain about. 


To show how difficult this challenge is, for starters, here are a few aspects of life they do complain about.


Men. “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” A phrase popularized by radical feminist and Honorary Chair of the Democratic Socialists of America Gloria Steinem.


Work. Feminists complain about “discrimination” all of the time, but we are discriminating massively in their favor. White women are the biggest beneficiaries of affirmative action.


Marriage. Emma Goldman, “marriage insurance condemns [women] to life-long dependency, to parasitism, to complete uselessness, individual as well as social.” Happy Mother’s Day ladies!


Goldman continues, “Man, too, pays his toll, but as his sphere is wider, marriage does not limit him as much as woman. He feels his chains more in an economic sense.” Happy Father’s Day gentlemen!

From Emma Goldman’s Anarchism and Other Essays. Marriage and Love.



Challenge #3:


If I am wrong about all of this regarding the excesses and flaws of feminism, then I challenge anyone else to explain feminism to my liking.


March 03, 2013