Sunday, April 09, 2017


 a hatred of women

Misogyny may be distinguished from the closely related word sexism, which signifies discrimination based on sex (although it most frequently refers to discrimination against women) and also carries the meaning “behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex.”

Misogyny refers specifically to a hatred of women. The word is formed from the Greek roots misein (“to hate”) and gynē (“woman”). Each of these roots can be found in other English words, both common and obscure. Gynē helped to form gynecologist and androgynous, and misein can be found in such words as misoneism (“a hatred, fear, or intolerance of innovation or change”) and misandry (“a hatred of men”).

Hatred of women can manifest itself in a civil society as oppression and stereotyping. Stereotyping is oppression. Stereotyping provides boundaries of behavior.

Yes, in 2017. I betcha you thought a burka would be on the list of stereotyping and oppression. No.

7 April 2017
A Canadian province (click here) has scrapped the dress code which requires female employees to wear high heels.
The government of British Columbia (BC) says the requirement is discriminatory as well as being a health and safety issue because they are dangerous.
It says that high heel wearers face a risk of physical injury from slipping or falling as well as possible damage to the feet, legs and back.
Footwear should be designed to allow workers to operate safely, it says.
The announcement of the ban comes after a provincial Green party politician in March introduced a bill in the BC legislature aimed at preventing employers from setting gender-based footwear requirements....

Take a good look at that picture. Is it oppressive? You betcha. She is required to be at least as sexy as the local exotic dancer pole. Understated if measuring against stripper shoes, but, oppressive just the same.

Yes, yes there are seams on those hosiery. 

Why oppressive? There is the obvious safety issue. Anyone ever fall off stripper shoes? Not a pretty sight. Nothing like having everyone gawking at your panty hose and thong or boy cut panties as you fell off your shoes. The image of that one woman against the rest of the office creates a very hostile environment, wouldn't you say? Right? Everyone has that image of Hazel on the floor with her panties showing as her skirt wasn't tight enough to hide them in case the worst happened with the stripper shoes.

Just stay there a minute with Hazel the up and coming girl friday that can do anything asked of her, even dance backwards on heels. Why is it women's fashion dictates they have to try to be as tall as men?

Fashion? I don't know. Men never spice up their work place wardrobe. Nah, even the skinny suit is not the same signature as stripper shoes.

Time to move on.