Very excellently composed and factually true post Ms. Hauser…..thank you for speaking some common sense, logic & critical thinking, on a very fake diversity issue.
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UPDATE 1/14/13: Please note that Joe Scarborough [see below] apologized this morning to Mika Brzezinski , and it was an entirely warm and human moment, and that’s a nice thing to see.
Feminism is the radical notion that women are people and as such, have an innate right to the same human and civil rights enjoyed by other people.
To the extent that we have mostly failed to incorporate that fact into the norms, mores, culture and laws of humanity over the vast sweep of our shared history, it’s good to practice a kind of affirmative action that seeks out and advances women of skill. When conditions beyond your control mean that you start the race a mile behind everyone else, at a certain point, it’s only fair that you be given help in making up the difference.
But that help is not, unto itself, the realization of feminism, nor is…
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