Men and the Industrial Revolution
Dear fathers for life,
i was doing some research for a term paper that i have to do for a class,
when i stumbled upon your website. i was excited to read an article that
didn't have the same things to say as all the rest, until i got to the "pink
quotes" where it was mentioned that its our "own fault" if we believe those
quotes. there was one quote saying "women mostly found work in textile
mills..." and the caption under it said "why didn't women do the honorable
thing..." well that made my jaw drop open that someone could be so ignorant
as to write that. women couldn't do the "honorable" thing because of their
lack of education. and whos fault was that? the mens, because unless a woman
was very wealthy she couldn't get an education, and even if she was wealthy
she wasn't allowed to study science or philosophy, so could you please
explain to me how you expect a women to do the same if not greater things as
a man when he has the tools handed to him and she can't even touch them?
First off, the article that irks you is not an article on feminism during the
industrial revolution but treats the condition and status of men at that time,
as indicated by its title, "The Industrial Revolution and the Plight of Men".
You asked, "how you expect a women to do the same if not greater things as a man
when he has the tools handed to him and she can't even touch them?"
You must have been told something about the guild system when you referred to
that bit about "the tools". Whatever it was that you had been taught about that
can only come from one source: feminist indoctrination, more specifically and
narrowly, from "herstory".
The vast majority of people then were simple labourers, not guild members, but
even amongst the labourers women did not do heavy work and still almost
exclusively don't. Heavy, dirty and dangerous labour was and still is a male
domain, partially because women never did and still don't want to do it,
partially because society did not and still does not want women to perform that
sort of work.
Moreover, men and women in the labour forces were then generally equally
uneducated (today still generally equally undereducated). Still, men then
comprised (and still do) the vast majority (about 19 out of every 20) serious
and fatal job accidents.
However, with you having been firmly indoctrinated (f.y.i., that is
"brainwashed") with "herstory", no one should be surprised about the sort of
reasoning you use for the questions you ask.
Have a closer look at The
Industrial Revolution and the Plight of Men and read past the statement that
got you riled up. Keep in mind that the article deals solely with the labouring
As it is not possible to get to know enough and to become well informed when
reading stories and articles that come from sources dominated and tainted by a
single ideology, feminism, you should broaden your understanding and read more
on issues pertaining to the Industrial Revolution:
Don't Want to Know
Male College Students: A Short Guide to the Truth
The 1989 Montreal Massacre in the context of menís sacrifices, 2008
12 07, by Professor Jeffrey Asher.
You implied that women were not educated as well as men were. To address that
misperception, make sure to look at an article from "Short Guide to the Truth"
that sheds more light on that concern of yours:
Did Women Really Want To Go Out To Work?
Consider also that during the industrial revolution schooling became
compulsory, equally for girls and boys, and that any girl who wanted to get an
education as good as any boy did faced few obstacles and a lot of encouragement.
For instance, before the 1930s, a long time before the radical feminists came
into view that ultimately usurped and controlled the education system and dumbed
it down by saturating it with feminist propaganda, more women graduated from
medical schools and similar institutions of higher learning than do today.
If you wish to remain ignorant about the truth, insist on limiting your
knowledge and understanding by sticking to "herstory".
Back to Mail for Fathers for Life
The White Rose
Thoughts are Free
Posted 2007 01 12