Did you hear the one about the UN bureaucrat, the feminist and the Canadian? Here it is, from the Toronto Star: U.N. report says Canada failing its women. In fact the story’s no joke, however absurd it may be. Because Canada signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, it must subject itself to periodic determinations from what passes for a world forum that it must do more to advance feminism. A basic principle of all such determinations, of course, is that there can never be enough welfare programs, enough affirmative action, or enough PC.
For another side of the social advances feminism has brought, this one from the land of l’amour, read The misery of being a French man. “Man no longer exists,” according to the French women’s magazine Elle. You don’t have to buy into everything the publication says to see that the French have big problems regarding the relation of the sexes. Not that we don’t, or are likely to do much about the ones we have. Secretary of Education Rod Paige, who may suffer from the virility deficit Elle noted in young Frenchmen, announced that he would only consider the recommendations that received the unanimous consent of the commision considering reforms of Title IX enforcement. If the feminist activists on the commission didn’t agree to something, it’s a non-starter.