January 22, 2007

Feminism Good for Men (Who Knew?)

On a day when news alerts for “feminism” turned up “Feminism’s Triumph: Exterminating Girls,” and “Feminism … Ew,” this was a nice surprise: “Feminism Brings Benefits to All — Men Included. Neil Chethik writes:

On Tuesday, for the first time in American history, a woman will take a seat behind the president of the United States as he delivers his State of the Union address. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who will be elbow-to-elbow with Vice President Cheney during the speech, described her rise to speaker earlier this month as a great victory “for our daughters and granddaughters.”

It’s a victory for our sons and grandsons as well. That’s because when feminists succeed, men tend to benefit, too.

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