Fox News' opinion piece 'The War on Men' was an emotional read for me. I laughed, I cried, I banged my head against my desk. Primarily, I wanted to reach through the computer screen and hand the author a reality check. The only factor that could worsen the horrifying insults and falsehoods that made up the entirety of the article is the shameful hypocrisy of the author: Yes, the author is a woman.
I could probably rant for a novel's length on my reaction to this 'opinion' piece, so instead let's keep it down to an organized rebuttle:
"The battle of the sexes is alive and well."
While I can't say for sure what 'battle of the sexes' the author is referring to (perhaps the 80s board game?), the inequality of the sexes (male, female, and --as the author refrains from addressing-- intersex) is very much a part of society. Women's incomes are still on average 81% of men's, men still hold the majority of positions of power, and intersex individuals are hardly recognized by society at all. Thankfully, we have made some progressions towards equality, thanks to the feminist movement. As this will come up again several times, here's a definition for those of you who may be confused:
fem·i·nism [fem-uh-niz-uhm] noun
1. the doctrine advocating economic, political, social and all other equal rights for all genders.2. (sometimes initial capital letter) an organized movement for the attainment of such rights.
So, "somehow women not succumbing to outdated and antiquated gender roles equates to a female-led war against men?" Last time I checked the war was against inequality and injustice...but let's see where she takes this.