Friday, March 18, 2011

"Train Your Man Like Your Dog"

Sexual equality symbol                    Image via Wikipedia
"Train your man like your dog" - cute!
It’s the latest offering in a troubling genre: Books that declare women can train their men like dogs, the goal being a shiny engagement ring.
There’s a litany of them: Why Men are Like Dogs and How We Can Love Them; Men Are Like Dogs, Women are Like Cats: A Guide to Finding Love in this Dog Eat Dog World; How to Make Your Man Behave in 21 Days or Less Using the Secrets of Successful Dog Trainers. (That book’s author, life coach Karen Salmansohn, failed to make an obedient pooch out of her fiancé, who took her to the cleaners last year.)
Now let's change a word and try it again:

"Train your woman like your dog" - disgusting, sexist, promotes violence against women, is a word-crime under Canada's human rights regime.  Or, in the words of Justin Trudeau, "totally unacceptable".

I guess sexual equality has not been achieved. I suspect it was never the goal.

For the article, along with a "cute" picture, go here.

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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"