Shall We Never Overcome?

Things are just so terribly unfair, so pitilessly unequal in this awful society that some days it’s all I can do not to retire to the attic with a notepad and a length of stout rope. Today’s Times brings to our attention yet another clamant injustice: egregious gender inequality at Wikipedia, where it turns out that 85% of the contributors are male.

The victims? Why, women, of course, first and foremost (and minorities too, just on principle; they have season tickets). But we all know that until the day that the genders — however many there are of them lately — are represented in every conceivable human endeavor in mathematically congruent proportion, we are all victims, and we all should burn with a righteous and retributory zeal to set things right, and to punish, or re-educate, the wicked.

There’s just one problem, though: in this case, so far at least, there doesn’t seem to be anyone to blame. Not to worry: the safe money will be on white males, or the Tea Party, as usual; it’s just a question of getting the details worked out. It’ll make a nice doctoral dissertation for someone.

Steve Sailer has the story here.

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  1. howsurprising says

    bitching again old white man?

    Posted February 1, 2011 at 8:34 am | Permalink
  2. bob koepp says

    I’m another old white man. I learned about “gender equality” from my mother and two older sisters. When I objected to helping wash dishes because it was “girls work,” Mom simply assigned me weeklong KP duties. My sisters weren’t so subtle. They just beat the crap out of me. Still, I was better at math than any of them!

    Posted February 1, 2011 at 9:40 am | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    bitching again old white man?

    You betcha.

    Ankle-biting again, little tick?

    Posted February 1, 2011 at 10:13 am | Permalink
  4. When will women finally loosen their strangle-hold on the glorious monopoly of giving birth?

    Posted February 1, 2011 at 11:19 am | Permalink
  5. JK says

    Even though I’ve hit menopausal age, I’m with TheBigHenry.

    And how, you ask, do I know I’ve hit menopausal age?

    Tequila has begun to give me hot flashes. That and I get teary-eyed when I’m made aware of news like Wikipedia.

    Posted February 1, 2011 at 11:33 am | Permalink
  6. chris g says

    Whenever I read Wikipedia i feel manipulated by the man.

    Posted February 1, 2011 at 11:52 am | Permalink