Thursday, May 30, 2013

Conservatives Still Against Women

As a 62 year old female, I remember the women's rights movements of the 60's and 70's. Although I believe that women have made great progress in equal rights, I am aware of the fact that some people, mostly conservative men, are against women having the same rights as men.

Raw Story:

The Bible makes it clear that men were designed to go out and work while women stay home, according to conservative Christian radio host Bryan Fischer.
Reacting to news that mothers were now the primary source of income in 40 percent of U.S. households, Fischer claimed Wednesday that men were “designed to be breadwinners for their families.”
“That’s the way God set it up, that’s the way he designed it,” he continued. “Husbands are to use their stamina and their strength and their brainpower — not that they’re smarter than women, I’m not saying that — but God has given them a brain and the purpose for using their mental ability is to provide for their families.”

Really? Bryan Fischer is a jerk. Does he realize that many women are the breadwinners?  Where does Bryan Fischer live/work that he has no experience seeing and working with women? Has he met real people who must work to feed and clothe their families? Does he think that only men should be working? 

Even though he claims he is not saying that men are smarter than women, we know what he means and how he regards women. Bryan Fischer and his ilk are examples of the backward thinking conservative men that are stuck in the Dark Ages.