Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Women Not Wanting To Be Wives

 The reason for so many divorces nowadays is often (not always) simply women not wanting to be wives. It basically started with my own generation and I've seen it first hand. Marriages which fell apart before were either caused by the husband being downright abusive/substance abusing to a criminal degree or the husband falling for his secretary; sometimes by female adultery as well. 

If a couple had problems otherwise, it was suggested they stay together for the sake of the children as society disapproved of divorce. Divorced women also had a certain reputation. It was practically impossible for a divorced woman to remarry someone decent. For instance, in one case I know the woman had to settle for a fellow divorced man who was much older and not a great breadwinner.

 Women were supposed to stick with their men through thick and thin. In one of Miss Silver's novels a woman's boyfriend disappears for several years, then returns the night before her wedding and tells her it will happen again in the future, and since he knows she loves him, she'll just have to accept it. She does and cancels her marriage. (Of course, in reality the guy is some sort of a secret agent, but she only suspects it). 

Good women were expected to love sacrificially, unlike harlots and gold-diggers. This all changed somewhere in the 1990s (I think earlier in the USA but Europe has been late with these trends). While I don't like giving examples of real people on this blog, I will say that I see it all around me in the real life. 

Some of my (female) acquaintances just decided to opt out when they encountered some real problems. As someone put it, "why should she conform to a man?" Others complain that they work too much but would never dream of even cutting their work hours though the husband makes a decent money as they value their independence. Yet someone else never bothered with even the minimum of housekeeping (there are servants for that) or would cooperate with the husband's spending plans which led to predictable results.

Here I'm talking about my peers, women with university level education, who were capable of earning a decent income which wasn't always the case back then. Hence the push for all women to keep on working while married and going for high-paying college degrees, which leads to even more divorces in younger generations, and among lower classes, men with chronic pain in their backs.

Those who stuck with their husbands through thick and thin and adjusted themselves to their needs, sacrificing their careers for the sake of the family are still married and sometimes doing very well financially while their divorced friends chide them for being oppressed. Well, may be they are, but at least, they are still married and doing fine.

Marriage was absolutely destroyed by feminism and it was done on purpose.

Monday, February 27, 2023

Should Everyone Go To College?

 Apparently not, if we look at the new trends:

College attendance and university degrees have long been defended on the basis of higher earnings prospects. But what was a great deal in the 1950s and 1960s, and still made some degree of sense in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. But for the average college student in the United States, a university degree can no longer be justified on economic grounds...

While average degree-holder wages are still higher, the wage comparisons are meaningless when they fail to take into account a) the cost of college debt and debt service as well as b) the opportunity cost of not working for five years.

Read the whole post at VD 

College degree still functions as a class marker though.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Do Women Have Responsibility?

How Victorians ruined male-female relationships.

Some time ago I watched a Utube video where a guy traveled all the way to Afghanistan to interview Taliban on their attitudes to women. A Taliban official told him without blushing that men and women were "absolutely equal" and women had all the rights that Sharia allowed. You should have read the comments:)

And yet, as I thought his words over, I realised there was a method to this madness. In his country, both men and women had their duties and rights, but they were different because they each occupy their own sphere. Hence, since each s8x had it's own responsibilities and its own rights, in his opinion, there was equality.

The main female responsibility in strictly Muslim countries is the preservation of their honour, aka chastity. That's why they often have the attitudes to things like rape which we as Westerners find totally barbaric, like at least partly, blaming the victim. And yet, even here there is a certain logic. Since the woman's honour is the most important thing then if she places herself in a situation where she could be robbed of it, like going out at night in an unsafe neighbourhood, or getting drunk at a party, she is then seen as partly responsible.

A funny thing is, that before late 19th century, the Christian West was not much different in this respect. A man's honour is courage, a woman's honour is chastity was more or less a universal principle. Men were supposed to prove themselves on the battlefield, while women were the gatekeepers of s8x and morals. No branch of Western Christianity seriously tried to restrict male s8xuality, they concentrated on women. Female adultery was always much more severely punished than the husband, say, visiting pr8stitutes.

This, btw, is perfectly in line with the Scriptures' definition of adultery, as I described in one of my previous posts. Honour killings were not unheard of (again referenced in the same post) and there are literary examples of women threatening suicide to avoid rape as death was shown better than dishonour (Rebecca in Ivanhoe, for instance). One of the books I read (written by a woman!) mentions that there is "a universal law of chastity for women"and that if they break it, they should better die.

This all changed with the onset of Evangelical Christianity in the USA which, probably under the influence of developing feminism, set out to control men and for the first time in history, to subject all of them, and not just those of religious orders, to this law of chastity. 

It coincided with the developments in the Victorian society,  with its poverty, overcrowding, br8thels at every corner of the street and the prevalence of various STD's. 

They started with portraying of all women as victims. Women were on their own pure and chaste, they were Angels in the home and Virgin Mary combined, basically as8xual beings who tolerated beastly male passions for the sake of the joy of motherhood. 

Never before in the history of the West were women seen as lacking in passions, rather vice versa, as old Church Fathers were warning men against them. They were all Eve, tempting men with the forbidden fruit. Married men were supposed to visit their wives quite often, and they all produced lots of kids, including aristocrats. Last autumn we visited a castle, and one of its owners a Marquis this and that in the 17th century produced with his wife 24 kids. 24! 

Childbirth has always being dangerous, even nowadays, but it was only Victorian doctors who started forbidding women to have s8x with their own husbands. A decent man was supposed "to leave his wife alone" after the birth of a couple of kids (one if it were a boy) and many went to visit pr8stitutes as a result.

The next campaign was to rescue "the fallen women". Here Victorians did have a point, as many of these unfortunate creatures were sold into wh8re houses by their own parents at very young ages, such as 9 or 10. France, for instance, didn't even have an official age of consent until very recently. However, the truth also is, that many chose this path voluntarily as it was a much easier way to earn money then for instance, working at a factory. 

Thusly, women were absolved of the only responsibility which  had always laid squarely upon them, namely, keeping their legs shut preserving their honour, while men were still expected to go fight (and were shot for cowardice as late as WWI) and yet also to be chaste and not ever to bother their own wives.

While the modern society is often extremely promiscuous, this late Victorian attitude lives on with 2 groups of people, American feminists and Evangelicals churchians. They both absolve women of all the responsibility for their own actions, portray them as victims and tell men to leave their wives alone (all this scolding and  preaching about men needing "to earn s8x" from their wives by doing household chores etc.)

Some Christians even use the Bible verse of women being the weaker vessel as proof that it's wrong for their husbands to expect s8x because he needs to "dwell with his wife with understanding". At least, Victorians did have a point since in their time there was no reliable contraception and medical care was inferior, but nowadays having regular s8x doesn't have to lead to having 20 children and all the dangers of this, so what harm can come from it for the wife's health? 

I can only presume they still entertain this ridiculous late Victorian theory about women being pure beings soiled by the dirty male passions which is frankly, quite idiotic. 

So do women have responsibility? I should say, that traditionally speaking, women had their own responsibilities which were different from those of men, and that we should probably return to this concept. You can't expect women responsibly perform the duties they were not made for, like fighting in a war, running a state or supporting a family. But they are perfectly capable of being chaste and hence should be held accountable for that. 

What do you think?


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Fake Meatballs

 This is really a great recipe. 

I forgot to take the picture. I used 250g of champignons from the supermarket, dried parsley and 1 egg instead of 2, because I wrote the recipe down on a piece of paper and the instructions weren't as clear so they were a bit low on protein and I added extra cheese instead. The cheese I used was processed cheddar. The yield was 10 rather decent size meatballs, so I got 2 portions. They do really have great texture so give them a try if you wish to:)

Monday, February 20, 2023

Shakespeare And White Supremacy

 I remember when late Lawrence Auster used to call Britain the dead island and I always thought he exaggerated, but, of course, it was about 12 years ago:

 Several of the UK’s most respected TV shows, movies, and works of literature have been included in a list of works that could potentially encourage far-right sympathies, compiled by the taxpayer-funded and government-led ‘Prevent’ counter-terrorism program.

Reading Shakespeare will turn you extremist, possibly a new Hitler:

As The Daily Mail reports, works by some of the world’s greatest writers were included as examples of warning signs of potential extremism, including Shakespeare, Chaucer, Milton, Tennyson, Orwell, Huxley, Kipling and Edmund Burke. 

Of course, many will be inclined to just shrug it off as one more example of government stupidity, but the things are much more serious than you think:

Prevent is a key part of the UK's counter-terrorism strategy as a means to safeguard against "vulnerable people being drawn into criminal behavior".

In practical terms, it places public bodies, including schools and the police, under a legal duty to identify people who may turn to extremism, and intervene in their lives before it is too late.

Tolkien, by the way, was also included:

The taxpayer-funded document included references to The Lord Of The Rings by JRR Tolkien...

Will the possession of LOTR put you on a terrorist watch list? In the country where they arrest folks for thoughts in their heads, who can tell? 

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Fat And Ugly

 When George Orwell wrote his famous novel 1984, he meant it as a warning and not an instruction  manual:

 Roald Dahl’s children’s books are being rewritten to remove language deemed offensive by the publisher Puffin.

Among words deemed offensive are "ugly" and "fat" (why am I not surprised?), but also "female" and "men"

Augustus Gloop in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is now described as “enormous”. In The Twits, Mrs Twit is no longer “ugly and beastly” but just “beastly”...

 References to “female” characters have disappeared. Miss Trunchbull in Matilda, once a “most formidable female”, is now a “most formidable woman”.

Gender-neutral terms have been added in places – where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s Oompa Loompas were “small men”, they are now “small people”. The Cloud-Men in James and the Giant Peach have become Cloud-People.

I'm glad UK has obviously no other problems to deal with, like I don't know, the growing cost of living etc. I keep reading that they soon will turn into another India or Pakistan and at this point I'm like why should I even care? At least, these countries still know the difference between male and female and it's OK to be a man there. The British do it to themselves, too.

Monday, February 13, 2023

A Real Life Wonder Woman

 Johanna Quaas:


In the meanwhile she turned 97 and still going strong. Here is a Wiki article about her.

For those too lazy to bother, here is the summary. Johanna was born in 1925 in Saxony, which later became DDR. She did sports from her youth and later became a gymnastics coach. She married rather late (at about 37), and went on to have 3 daughters.She quit doing professional sports and spent the next 20 odd years raising a family and started competing again at the age of 56. She survived her husband despite him being younger. Johanna has children, grandchildren and  great-grandchildren and is very much involved in their life. She wants to inspire other seniors to lead an active lifestyle.

Sunday, February 12, 2023

The Balloon Saga

 What's happening with all these balloons out there? Is it even a real story at this point? What do you think?

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Matt Walsh And No Fault Divorce

My thoughts on the issue (and the comments below):

No fault divorce should be abolished. Adultery should be punished. USA has some crazy laws...

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

The West Is So Doomed

 Here is the tweet complaining about a recent Satanic performance and most answers are like, "Satan doesn't exist," and, "Relax, it's just entertainment."

Monday, February 6, 2023

Should We Blame Boomers For Everything?

Sometimes I do wonder why I keep visiting Gab. It's the home of all negativity in the right wing sphere and some folks are downright hateful, while others come across more as retarded. (Not everything is about Covid, the vaxx, or what rhymes with shoes). 

A favourite pastime for many is boomer-bashing. Now we have had this discussion on this blog before and while some concerns of the younger generations are valid, it's quite simplistic to single out Boomers as the sum of all evil. 

Boomers, at least, in my country lived in unique circumstances when there was high upward mobility, booming post-war economy, cheap credit and an opportunity to make a career without any significant credentials. They didn't create this situation but they did profit from it. That period was quite short, btw, it lasted like about a decade and then it gradually started changing.

Imo, it was hardly their fault but a lucky coincidence. The norm during most of the Western history was downward mobility, not otherwise. Society was very class conscious so that it was very difficult to get a decent job for someone from lower classes even when they had an education. When you read old books and watch old shows you learn that most people didn't own their house. Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, e.g. are renting in the first several seasons. 

Somehow I'm especially irritated by the complaints of those who state that previous generations had an easy comfortable life on one income while now the wife has to work. It's true that most married women didn't work but their life was very far from luxurious. No 2nd car (for many families here in Europe not even one car), no expensive vacations. There are discussions online about life in Britain in the 1950s and those families ate meat like once a week because it was expensive and the only milk their kids drank was from a school program.

My husband's grandparents raised 6 kids in a house which is now sold as one "for beginners", supposedly 1 or 2 people. They had to rent a washing machine to do their laundry. His other set of grandparents had a 2 bedroom house and their only 2 living kids (the others died from childhood diseases as there were no vaccines) shared one bedroom though they were a boy and a girl, all the way till they became adults and got married.

Nowadays folks buy a house with 7 bedrooms for a family of 4, go abroad to luxury hotels 3-4 times a year and then have the cheek to complain that the wife has to work. No sh8t, Sherlock! Oh yes, and their wives didn't have any study debts because they usually had no education and started working at 16. Middle class girls wouldn't work before marriage at all (class difference!) but usually married right after high school, too.

If Boomers are guilty of something then it is raising a generation of greedy entitled brats who value material wealth above all things. They did have MSM and government help with it though, so I'm not sure we could squarely blame them even for that. Thoughts?


Saturday, February 4, 2023

Based Lady?


Found on Gab 

Faith without works is dead comes to mind, something which many Protestants quite conveniently forget...

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Obesity Will Make You Brain Dead

 Put that fork down and go outside:

Being overweight in midlife has been linked to greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, and a new study shows that brain changes in obese people mirror some of those with Alzheimer’s.

Scientists at McGill University in Montreal analyzed brain scans of more than 1,300 people in the first research to directly compare the patterns of brain shrinkage in obese people and in Alzheimer’s patients.

The scans revealed similar brain thinning in regions involved in learning, memory and judgment in both groups, according to the report published Tuesday in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease...

The McGill researchers suspect that obese people, and possibly those who are overweight — a BMI of 25 to 25.9 — might be able to slow cognitive decline if they can get closer to a healthy weight.

It goes for both men and women, btw, though some men online try to present it as a uniquely female problem. While there are more women than men with severe obesity, there are more overweight men than women in the USA:

  • The percentage of men who are overweight (34.1%) is higher than the percentage of women who are overweight (27.5%).
  • The percentage of women who have severe obesity (11.5%) is higher than the percentage of men who have severe obesity (6.9%).

 And among white people, there are also more men than women who are obese:

A bar chart that shows the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity among adults aged 20 and over, by sex and race and Hispanic origin, in the United States from 2017 through 2018  Among all adults ages 20 and over, the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity was 42.2% for non-Hispanic whites. 49.6% for non-Hispanic Blacks, 17.4% for Non-Hispanic Asians, and 44.8% for Hispanics.   Among men ages 20 and over, the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity was 44.7% for non-Hispanic whites,  41.1% for non-Hispanic Blacks, 17.5% for Non-Hispanic Asians, and 45.7% for Hispanics.   Among women ages 20 and over, the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity was 39.8% for non-Hispanic whites,  56.9% for non-Hispanic Blacks, 17.2% for Non-Hispanic Asians, and 43.7% for Hispanics. 

 Men will say that while they are turned off by fat women, women don't really care as long as a man is "alpha" but let me tell you that most women like fit men just like most men prefer fit women. Also an alpha man wouldn't get obese, lol:) Now if she is a gold-digger and he is loaded...that's a different story!