It’s hard being a woman in the modern world. I mean, I’m a dumb man, and I know this!
You might think women had it harder in the past, without voting rights, job opportunities, and limited options. But when faced with the sheer limitless potential offered by modern society, with virtually everything at their fingertips, women are faced with much more pressure.
When was the last time you met a woman who was satisfied with “just” being a wife and mother? Today women are told they must hold down that amazing job, find a great man, have babies (or pets), and still look as amazing as a runway model.
Seriously, if I were a lady, I’d have had a nervous breakdown by now!
To make matters worse, women are still being told they face the same kind of discrimination and persecution that plagued women of yesteryear. Whether or not it’s true doesn’t matter. The stories are enough to put fear into women’s hearts and pressure on their backs.
In a widely read and debated 2015 article entitled: “1 in 4 Women Experience Sex Assault on Campus,” the New York Times reported:
In four years of college, more than one-fourth of undergraduate women at a large group of leading universities said they had been sexually assaulted by force or when they were incapacitated, according to one of the largest studies of its kind, released Monday.
This statistic has been debated and debunked, even by liberal outlets like HuffPo. But regardless, if you’re a young woman in college, this is enough to get you worried.
Add to that the constant barrage from our media about the dangers lurking around every corner. Ever watch Prime Time network TV? Probably not in a few years, but I’m sure you remember shows like Law and Order, CSI, NCIS, and Castle. There is a parade of programs that depict the absolute vileness of criminals, who want nothing more than to pounce on an unsuspecting woman, drag her into a dark alley, and… well, you know the rest.
Suffice it to say, there is an ongoing narrative in our society that women are perpetual victims. Even economically, there are numbers that claim they get the shaft when it comes to pay. And while the gender pay gap may be hotly debated by some, it still reinforces in many people’s minds that women are routinely mistreated and abused.
As someone who is not a jerk, I sympathize. I may disagree with many, many things that feminists have to say. But that doesn’t mean I don’t care about women, especially the women in my life. I, like most people, want to see them succeed. To be happy and healthy.
Long gone are the days of a cruel cabal of men, lording it over women. Very few men in our society, especially among younger generations, look at women as objects. Yes, there’s porn, something that often is blamed for the “objectification” of women. But porn is fantasy. It’s about titillating both men and women.
In real life situations, most men aren’t cigar-chugging executives sitting behind desks, pinching the butts of their “working skirts.”
But that hasn’t erased the narrative that danger is around every corner if you’re a woman. And in truth, there are real threats that women often have to face. If you’re a single woman who lives alone in a big city, there are cases where you have to be alert. You can’t walk home alone at night. You have to be aware of your surroundings in a way that perhaps men don’t. And that nice guy at the bar buying you drinks… he might not be what he seems.
What is a girl’s response to this virtual mountain of terror looming over them? For some, it’s packing heat!
In their article Why Are Millennial Women Buying Guns? A Surge In “Female Carry” Products Is Making People Wonder, Bustle reported on the rising numbers of young women buying guns. Not just that, but they are acquiring concealed carry permits, which allow them to carry a firearm with them, wherever they go (at least in their home state).
In October 2015, a Gallup poll found that, while 57 percent of 30-49 year olds and 56 percent of 50-64 year olds support stricter gun laws, gun control was only supported by 50 percent of people aged 18-29… It's a mistake to think that all pro-gun or anti-regulation millennials are men; millennial women are buying and using guns, too.
I find it kind of hilarious that the title of their article is phrased as a question. Do they really not know? After years of programming that told women they are in constant danger, of course you will have some that choose to arm themselves. The fact that the number of young people is so high—50 percent—is what is so alarming to liberals.
I mean, those are politics-changing numbers, folks. While many Millennials are viewed as Uncle Bernie-loving socialists, 50% are against gun control. Add to that the number of adults at other ages that like guns, and you have a voting base that won’t fall in step with gun-hating liberals.
This is a serious problem for their future, gun-free utopia. How can they pry guns from Americans’ hands, when so many young people are buying them? And women to boot! For years feminists convinced themselves that younger women were uber liberal. That wanting birth control pills and good jobs meant they agreed with everything they said.
But as it turns out, many women don’t truck with the potentially toxic views of third-wave feminists. They like their men. And they don’t particularly like a candidate, just because she’s female. Didn’t we learn that last November?
And yes, they are going to buy guns to protect themselves. In fact, that is the major reason women buy guns. While men just like to shoot things (be they deer or clay disks), women want to make sure that a would-be rapist is put out of commission, for good.
Women are more likely than men to cite protection – rather than recreation – as the only reason they own a gun. (Pew Research)
It’s not a huge surprise, liberals. You’ve been telling women to look over their shoulders for years. You’ve been telling them that men are a vile group of patriarchs that aim to subjugate the entire sex. You’ve been telling them that they need to fight for their rights. What better way to fight, than with a handgun?
The fact that this contradicts their overarching liberal, gun-control goals is what I like to call poetic justice. The incontrovertible laws of the universe state you can’t completely control a populace forever. You may want to institute Alinsky-style socialism over a country. But, one way or another, the people will let you down.
In the meantime, ladies, enjoy your accessorized handguns. They’ll match your shoes!