"Very few jobs actually require a penis or vagina. All others should be open to everyone." --- Gloria Steinem

And so it goes. What do feminists want? Feminists want: equal pay for equal work; police protection from abusive spouses and ex-boyfriends; equal rights for all, regardless of gender, race, color, sexuality, or creed; equal access to careers and jobs; a safe, harassment-free work environment. Is that too much to ask? Some people believe so:

"I listen to the feminists and all these radical gals -- most of them are failures. They've blown it. Some of them have been married, but they married some Casper Milquetoast who asked permission to go to the bathroom. These women just need a man in the house. That's all they need. Most of these feminists need a man to tell them what time of day it is and to lead the home. And they blew it and they're mad at all men. Feminists hate men. They're sexist. They hate men -- that's their problem." --- Rev. Jerry Falwell

Many ignorant men and women believe as Rev. Falwell does. They find it so much less emotionally disturbing to believe that the problem is not a diseased society, but rather some "lack" in the emotional make-up of feminists. They would rather believe that it is not an issue of life and death, survival and despair, a fair standard of living and poverty, but rather "uppity women" who "hate men" and who "want more than they deserve."

"If the status quo in fact was such that everybody was equal and women and men were allowed to select their own roles, there would be no feminist movement." -- Dr. Nafis Sadik

The real issue is, of course, not "uppity women" who "hate men." It is about male privilege.

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