Like A Fish Needs A Bicycle
A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.
"A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle."
Or so we were told by Irina Dunn - an Australian feminist activist -
and by Gloria Steinem, who popularised the statement..
Hmm. Let's see now.
Let us investigate the matter.
men who have produced the greatest works in all of the
arts - literature, poetry, music, paintings, sculptures, films, plays,
architecture etc. ...
men who have progressed most of our understanding in just about all
areas to do with science, engineering and medicine - astronomy,
chemistry, biochemistry, physics, geology, cosmology, mathematics,
economics, geography, climatology, aeronautics, pharmacology, surgery,
computer hardware, software etc etc etc etc ...
It is men who have built the houses, the
bridges, the roads, the railways, the dams, the factories
men who have built the houses, the bridges, the roads, the railways, the
dams, the factories, the ships, the canals, the monuments, the airports,
the churches, the offices, the tunnels, the engines, the industrial
machinery etc. ...
men mostly who have worked in the factories, the furnaces, the sewers,
the mines etc. ...
men mostly who have, rightly or wrongly, fought the wars, fought the crimes,
fought the elements, fought the odds etc. ...
And it is
men who have invented, discovered and created just about everything that
has ever been invented, discovered or created.
So it seems to me that, while an
individual woman might well need a man as much as a fish needs a bicycle,
women, as a whole, need men just as much as a fish needs water.
In other words, women need men just to
In fact, both men and women need men like
a fish needs water.
The whole human race does.
As such, the more that men are disadvantaged,
disorientated, dissuaded, demonised and discriminated against, and, hence,
the more alienated and the more destructive that they become, so it is that the
whole human race will pay a heavy price.
And yet for the past decade or so, we have seen various
'scientists' proclaiming hither and thither that men are becoming
redundant, that their presence will soon no longer be required, that
their faulty Y chromosome is going to disappear and that, in essence, they are
merely parasites on women.
But look at the list above.
Would women ever do what men do?
Could women ever do what men do?
Would women even want to do what men do?
I suspect not, for the most part.
And yet one often hears western women proclaiming quite seriously that
they are now "independent of men", and that they no longer need them.
The truth, however, is that they are still as dependent on men as they
For just about everything.
Orange Book Award Is Sexist The country's leading literary award for women novelists is sexist and should be scrapped, a prominent male novelist claimed
Tim Lott said the £30,000 Orange Prize - founded 13 years ago amid claims that women writers fared poorly in awards such as the Booker Prize - was "discriminatory, sexist and perverse".
Did you know that even though women read many more books than men, it is still
the case that the best-selling authors are male?
Even women prefer male writers.
Yes indeed. Even women prefer male writers.
And who can blame them?
And now I am going to summarise all the books ever written by women.
Chapter 1: Women are victims. Men are ba*stards.
Chapter 2: Women are victims. Men are ba*stards.
Chapter 3: Women are victims. Men are ba*stards.
Final Chapter: Women are victims. Men are ba*stards.
They say that there are only seven basic plots in the world of human affairs.
And that all stories are simply re-arrangements of these very same plots. Well,
when it comes to female authors, there is usually only one plot.
And we all know what it is.
You think I exaggerate, eh?
No, Sir, ...
Daisy Goodwin, the TV producer who chairs this year's Orange Prize panel
for women's fiction, has revealed how she found herself deluged by
uncompromisingly tough reads.
She had to battle through 129 books to select a longlist, and
regular subjects that cropped up were bereavement, child abuse and rape.
She added: 'A lot of them started with a rape... there was child
'There was very little wit and no
There was very little wit and no jokes. if I read another
sensitive account of a woman coming to terms with bereavement, I was going
to slit my wrists.
'I think the misery memoir has had its day, but
there are an awful lot of books out there which had not a shred of
redemption in them.
Women just love to wallow in tales of abuse.
They love it.
They can't get enough of the stuff.
Nevertheless, I am sure that there many truly
fantastic female authors out there. In fact, I know there are.
But there are not as many of them as there are men.
And there never will be, no matter how much money sexist organisations like
Orange offer to women to come up with the goodies.
And I can tell you why.
men's brains are more various than are those of
Statistically speaking, men's brains are more various than are those of
women. Their thoughts and their experiences are, therefore, also going to be
more various than are those of women. Their thoughts and their experiences are,
therefore, going to be less commonplace - and, hence, more 'interesting' - than
are those of women.
And, as a result, their books are also going to be more interesting.
Indeed, in much the same way that the variation of genes allowed organisms to
diverge in their structures and their behaviours - thus allowing them to explore
and, thence, to exist inside different ecological environments - the variation
of brains has allowed humans to delve into cognitive arenas that were once
And given that the brains of men vary more so than do those of women, it is
men who will more likely enter those cognitive arenas that were once completely
And so, for example, ...
Men Are Better Writers Controversial though it may sound, men write better books than women, at least according to the staff of Britain's biggest book chain,
What next, eh?
"Controversial though it may sound, Beethoven produced better music than
the Spice Girls."
"Controversial though it may sound, Shakespeare wrote better then wot
did Germaine Greer."
Of course men are better writers.
And that's a scientific fact!