It appears that Dr. Laura is off racing a sailboat and so hasn’t updated her YouTube channel (from which I generally get her transcripts). This is particularly hilarious to me, given the history of women sailors, the fact that for a long time the only way to sail as a woman was to dress as a man, and the way that feminism has made it possible for Dr. Laura to pursue her goals. And then she goes and disparages the hand that feeds her.
Since there isn’t a recent question/answer update, I looked into her blog to see if there was anything ridiculous to respond to. Does a bear crap in the woods? Is the Pope Catholic? Does Dr. Laura say ridiculous shit constantly? It wasn’t hard to find something. Since it’s a blog post, I am going to post excerpts instead of the entire thing. I’m sure you don’t need to spend all day reading anti-woman bullshit.
I want to write about how there are no men. (Well, there aren’t no men, there are just few men). And a lot of women don’t even like real men; they like feminized men – especially if they’re gay. That’s even better. And many women marry mama’s boys because they don’t want a real man. Then they get shocked when his mother can push him around better than they can. Well”¦ his mother has had a lot more practice – his whole life.
It’s at this point in the blog post that I am wondering if Laura is under the influence of alcohol. If women don’t like “real” men, and there aren’t any “real men” left, then”¦ what’s the problem here? Are women supposed to pretend that they like something that they don’t, thus forcing men to be something that they aren’t, in order to please Dr. Laura?
This is true particularly since feminism arose with the attitude of “we don’t need men.” Gloria Steinem said: “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” That was feminism. It rarely had anything to do with equal pay for equal jobs. It had to do with hating being a wife”¦ hating being a mother”¦ and hating men. That’s what feminism primarily has always been about. Don’t kid yourself.
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA! BA! HA!
So if feminists are people who hate being wives, who hate being mothers, and who hate men, and yet the majority of women are feminists, how is it possible that we are maintaining our population? How is procreation happening??? How do straight men find any women who don’t spew hatred at them?
Oh wait. Dr. Laura is just, as per usual, wrong. I know that this is going to come as a humongous shock, but I am a feminist. I’m also a wife. And a mother. And if you’re Facebook friends with me, you’re probably tired of seeing videos of my kid, who breastfed until a few days ago, and she’s practically old enough to drive. I like my husband. I know. Impossible.
The “feminists=man-haters” trope is tiresome. You’re making me tired, Dr. Laura.
I would argue that we also might teach our daughters to respect men. Real men, not the men concocted for treacly romantic comedies. And to respect themselves enough to wait for that man in every sense of that word.
Yes! We should teach our daughters to respect men. We should teach our sons to respect men. We should teach our daughters to respect women, and we should teach our sons to respect women. And we should teach everybody that the person who deserves the most respect is yourself. And you get to decide what “waiting” means, and what to do with your body and your mind.
And then my staff got me information on traits of real men and I want to share this article with you. It’s from the blogger MochaDad:
He titles his blog: The 7 Traits of Real Men. Women – I want you to read them because this is the guy you should look for. Men – I want you to read them so you can stop being weenies and take back your masculinity, your parts, your giblets – if you get my drift. I can’t believe how many women who have called my show over the years who I’ve told they should have married another woman because the traits they wanted in their husband are not masculine.
Ohthankgod. I was hoping somebody would tell me what kind of man to look for. I’m going to leave a copy around so my husband can find out what kind of man to be. Because if I were to accept him and love him as he is, and he were to be himself, that would just be disastrous.
I am so thankful for Dr. Laura. If it weren’t for her, no lesbians would know that they were gay, and would keep on trying to marry men. No men would know how to pretend to be something that they aren’t, and marriages based on mutual respect and love wouldn’t be such an epidemic. So thank you, Dr. Laura. Now get back from the traditionally male sport of sailing, because we all need more advice from you.