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Giving birth is no coming-out party for the ladies
My dear female friends, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but in the game of life, did you know that you drew the short straw? Lost the coin toss? Got the short end of the stick? You got cheated, hoodwinked and bamboozled. What am I talking about? It will become apparent when you become one – a parent, that is. I used to think God evened things out for the sexes. Men had to go to war, but women had babies. That’s not exactly a fair trade, but it’s better than the deal radical feminists made. Now, in addition to having babies, women get to go to war, too. Things used to be fair. Women did not work outside the home, and in return they stayed home to do fun things all day – such as scrubbing floors, changing diapers, ironing clothes, sweating over a hot stove, cleaning toilets and other janitorial services. But no, that wasn’t good enough. You wanted to give up all that and leave baskets of dirty clothes, sinks of dirty dishes, stacks of overdue bills and dust balls the size of buffalo to go to work just like men. So now, in addition to a full-time job, you still get to do ALL the aforementioned tasks in your spare time. There used to be important trade-offs for men and women. In return for bearing babies, women could do things men couldn’t: cry, wear earrings, shave their legs, have a sensitive side and get on the rescue boat first. Now, men are doing all these things, too – yet, I have not heard of a single male having a baby. Women may think the tables are turning in their favor because they get to wear tattoos and pants, grow hair under their arms and swill beer. But you still don’t see many men suffering through nine months of pregnancy, do you? Women may think they have evened the score by making me
4/18/2007