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  • Crackerwax shared from The Myth of Male Power by Dr. Warren Farrell
    Have-It-All woman was the “New Royalty.” Virtually no man was in the equivalent position. The political genius of the feminist movement was its intuitive sense that it could appeal to all six classes only by emphasizing expansion of rights and avoiding expansion of responsibilities. Had the National Organization for Women (NOW) fought to register 18-year-old girls for the draft, it might have lost a few members. Had feminism emphasized women’s responsibilities for risking sexual rejection, or paying for men’s dinners, or choosing careers they like less to support the family more, or marrying...
    Note: So true...
  • Crackerwax shared from The Myth of Male Power by Dr. Warren Farrell
    around them become freer, it began happening for men as they watched the women around them become freer. In the same way Soviet citizens began to question whether their perception of themselves as a “powerful nation” was really a distraction from facing their powerlessness, so men are on the verge of questioning whether their perception of themselves as the “powerful sex” is really a distraction from confronting their powerlessness. Men are appropriately beginning to see themselves for what they’ve become—a Third World sex. Or so I am asserting . . . but I haven’t yet backed up that...
    Note: I'd never tgought of it like this.
  • Crackerwax shared from Hitch 22: A Memoir by Christopher Hitchens
    nothing reminds one of impending extinction more than the growth of one’s children,
    Note: Mr Hitchens speaks the truth.
  • Crackerwax shared from David Mitchell: Back Story by David Mitchell
    I have often suffered from the fact that warnings are calibrated for the reckless. Very sensibly, parents, teachers and people at TV filming locations who provide you with blank-firing guns for action sequences (to pick three random types of authority figure) design their remarks to prevent the fearless from accidentally killing themselves.
    Note: Never thought of it this way. Lowest common denominator I guess.
  • Crackerwax shared from The Truth About Uri Geller by James Randi
    I call upon the conjurors of the world to take a stand on this matter. I call upon the magical organizations that place so much value upon the preservation of their trade secrets to put as much value into their concern for the public they entertain, and to insist upon certain standards of truth from their members. I urge that we devote our efforts to the entertainment of our audiences by means of subterfuge, but never the bilking or the condoning of bilking of any person or group by means of our skills. I insist that magicians of standing take action on behalf of the uninitiated to protect them...
    Note: James Randi's plea to magicians of the world. Psychic Sally would do well to listen.
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