The West needs a lot more "toxic masculinity"
Today is International Women's Day, at least for a few more hours - and most of the time I could not give even the minutest quantum of a damn about this absurd made-up non-event of a "holiday". Interestingly, it is taken very seriously in Europe - as I related last year, the Russians make a big song-and-dance about this day and go to great pains to thank their women for being, well, women. But then, Eastern Europe for the most part is still a patriarchal, masculine culture.
The West no longer understands its own masculine roots, and as such, makes a big fuss over a nothing-burger of a day for no good reason.
Now, it used to be that IWD would roll around and everyone would simply ignore it. I cannot remember celebrating this particular day even once in nearly 11 years of working in my industry. But this year, for various reasons, the virtue-signalling within Western corporations, government institutions, and media companies appears to have reached a truly absurd level.
Earlier today I was walking up to the coffee cart downstairs at my workplace for my usual afternoon latte when I came across the big International Women's Day display setup in the lobby. Our company went whole-hog this year for this fake holiday - employees could stop by to be lectured about the evils of the PATRIARKEEEEE!!! by a bunch of not-very-attractive HR ladies, sign up for various schoolmarmish reminders about the vital need for gender equality (in an industry dominated by men, and with damned good reason), and pick up little cards to display proudly in our cubicles to signal our virtue.
But what really caught my attention was the presence of a big jar full of purple candy - jellybeans, if I am any judge of such things. (Which, these days, I am not.)
The remarkable thing about these otherwise useless lumps of sugar was not the colour. It was the pricing.
If you are a man - you paid $1.00 for each piece of candy.
But if you are a woman - you only paid $0.79.
I have to admit, as jaded and cynical as I am about the stupidity of the average person these days, I was stunned to see something that idiotic on display in the lobby of a building rented by a global institution.
Now, I get the point. The idea is to illustrate and rectify the ridiculous mythical "wage gap" that exists between men and women in the workplace - never mind that the entire idea is treated with little more than scorn and dismissed by any serious academic who has done any kind of rigourous study on the subject. And this has been known for years - even the useful idiots of the lying mainstream media admit as much.
Can you imagine the outrage that would have resulted if that poster had said:
"Blacks - $1.00 : Whites - $0.79"
Or what if it had said this:
"Goyim - $1.00 : Jews - $0.79"
There would have been riots in the street outside my office building if that had happened. The NAACP or the ADL would have been right outside the building - in the heart of the financial district - burning effigies of our C-suite management.
But, of course, because it is International Women's Day, open misandry is not only tolerated but encouraged. The most absurd fantasies possible concerning women are indulged and treated seriously - such as the notion that women can do everything as well as or even better than men can, in spite of millions of years' worth of evidence plainly telling us otherwise.
Unfortunately, men are receiving the message loud and clear, in our millions, that we are no longer wanted or needed by the elites, by our supposed "moral betters", and - worst of all - by our own women: