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Male Chauvinist True Confessions

Male Chauvinist

I have continued to break the ice in the same fashion for many years. As I rose through management ranks at other newspapers, I never once paid a female reporter less than a male counterpart. I never slanted assignments to give them any breaks males on the staff did not also receive. When I started and built some publications, I never once paid a female less than a male counterpart or in any other way discriminated against them.

Coast Guard Working, Politicians Partying

My daughter enlisted in and served in the U.S. Coast Guard with high honors including a Commandant’s Citation. I was supportive and proud of her accomplishments.

WW2 Navy Coast Guard AdSo why does the men-only draft registration signs in local Post Offices bug me? Simply because it reminds me that many women appear to want equality on their terms and not on universal terms. They refuse to own up to it, even though there has not been a draft in three decades.

In spite of the fact, the draft is not currently being used in addition to heavy fines and jail time for failing to register. Young males can be refused college loans and government jobs while women suffer no such penalties. Where is the equality in that?

You can put me down as a male chauvinist if you wish and I will not deny it. Until I see the feminists parading for the right to be drafted the same as men, I guess I always will be.

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