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Wednesday, October 14, 2015


By Domenick J. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist

To energize the female voter democrats have once again pulled the “war against women” out of the hat. The inept republican response has been to remain silent instead of refuting the argument by presenting the statistical facts.  This cowardly party does not want to be seen as being anti-women although it does not have the gumption to set the record straight. The family unit and male students are sacrificed on the altar of political expediency so as not to alienate the largest interest group.

When they see, hear or witness absurd female demands many women’s interest groups do not denounce them. A study attempts to demonstrate that low
corporate office air conditioning temperatures are supposedly another sexist conspiracy against women. Instead of showing empathy for males being required to wear heavy suits and ties in the corporate world to comply with corporate expectations, women are complaining that low temperatures are a way of punishing and discriminating against them. Many females wear short sleeves and skirts following the seasons but men’s clothing never changes. This is not a male plot to punish females. It is a ridiculous argument to advance women’s grievances to attempt to add another arrow to their quiver to show how persecuted they are.

A woman in Washington, Pennsylvania picked a fight with an unsuspecting businessman. She demanded that she should have her hair cut in his men’s only barbershop. This establishment is known for high-end haircuts, hot shaves, free drinks and a place for men to relax and have camaraderie. The owner graciously said he did not know how to cut female’s hair. He recommended a beauty shop down the street and was willing to pay for it. Instead he received a $750 government fine for discrimination. There were no female voices to object to this owner being told by government how to run his business. This was not about women’s rights and equality; it was about women’s gotcha power against men.

Even barbeque grill cooking by men is seen by feminists as a plot to keep women in the kitchen.

Government and large corporations have overly and unfairly been pushing the women’s agenda to the detriment of males. In the employment market, men are facing obstacles to impede them while many females are being fast tracked in our large corporations. There are pressures placed by the media and government agencies to meet quotas showing increases in the number of females in executive positions.  Female workers in the “Great Recession” were less impacted than males in becoming unemployed.  This has increased under-employment of stay-at-home husbands that has weakened their status as the primary breadwinner and the unintended consequence of reducing the maternal influence children need for healthy development.

Many women appear to never be satisfied with their incredible gains in the marketplace. After factoring in all the elements that impact lifelong income and promotions females have reached pay equality with men. The employment gaps for choosing to raise a family, limited working hours and avoidance of any physically demanding and dangerous positions account for the pay differential between the sexes.

The pendulum has swung too far in promoting female students unjustly putting male students at a decided disadvantage. The results have been profound. Male students are realizing that there are too many potential pitfalls for them on college campuses

Women are now up to 60% of the undergraduate students and even a higher percentage of graduate students. This change has taken place as male enrollment in college has drastically diminished to 40%.  The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative of recent years has emphasized female recruiting although this academic concentration has been a preference and an ability area for men. This STEM female initiative to increase their participation is only adding to this trend.

“Title 9,” a federal law prohibiting discrimination originally against college sports programs has not only leveled the playing field in college between men and women’s sports, it is being used as a means of prosecuting male students. It is significantly tilted towards females and against males.  The US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights has 106 colleges under investigation for sexual assault cases. On college campuses male students are guilty until proven innocent.

The Duke Lacrosse incident demonstrated that affluent white males could be railroaded in this “war against women” environment. In the Rolling Stone article about the University of Virginia the author accepted a totally fabricated story of rape. After the character assassination of the young man the magazine admitted it was untrue. Men can claim the war in this culture is against men not women.

Individual and groups of people are never totally treated fairly and equitably. They can be close on a certain variable like socioeconomic opportunities. However, they will self-define what their preferences are and how to reach them. These choices are like any that have costs and benefits. No individual or group should feel they are so privileged as to be entitled to it all.  America should give us equal opportunity not special privileges.

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at

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