Feminism is a Fraud
Subject: Feminism is a Fraud
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2000 14:01:55 PDT
From: "Glenn Burger" <email@example.com>
Fathers for Life
Feminism is a Fraud
For the past 30 years, the mainstay of feminism has been
gender bias in employment. According to the feminists,
women have been denied employment opportunities, pushed aside
and just generally treated badly in the job market because of
their sex. Indeed, during the most influential years of
feminism in North America in the 1960's, the feminists claimed
that women were "the last hired and the first fired". Women
were victims of
I can cast serious doubts on this notion of
gender bias victimizing women with two simple, straight
forward facts and a conclusion.
In 1939, 65% of the banking staff in Canada was male.
Two out of three employees were male. And what was 1939?
1939 was the start of the Second World War.
By 1943 (the worst of the war years) the banks in Canada
had closed almost half of the banking system due to "lack of
The banking text book which inadvertently made me aware of
this banking system closure didn't indicate what caused this
lack of staff, but - considering the dates involved - it is
obvious what it was: military requirement for the war effort.
At the end of the war, to prevent any possible future loss of
staff expertise to the military in the event of yet another war
(which seemed highly possible at that time) the banks and many
large business offices, oil company head offices and other labor
intensive white collar corporations in both Canada and the
United States implemented hiring policies which demanded the
exclusive hiring of women for the skills acquiring, upwardly
mobile white collar clerical and supervisory sectors of their
organizations because women were not vulnerable to military
requirements in the event of war. At the present time, Canadian
banking white collar staff is 95% female and this high
percentage of female employees is true of most other business
offices in both Canada and the US.
It is for this reason that bank and business office staff in
North America is almost exclusively female. It has nothing to do
with poor wages, or superior female abilities, or female
competitiveness or "discrimination" against women forcing them
into so called pink collar ghettos.
Enter banks or business offices in Asia, Europe or Australia
and you will find substantial numbers of male employees. Not so
in North America, because in North America many employers hire
only women because they aren't wanted for possible military
So, how's that for "gender bias"?
If you find this view of
gender bias in employment to be of interest, I encourage you
to copy this single page and "pass it around", especially to
feminists. Feminists can be remarkably verbal about their views
and you might be surprised how fast they go silent when they
read this view. Try it. You'll see.
It should be pointed out that these hiring policies were
created by men , not by women. The policies, unquestionably,
came from the most senior executive level and, as the
feminists have been pointing out for years, that level is
almost exclusively male.
(The thought also occurs that both American and Canadian
multinational corporations could export their anti-male
hiring policies to other countries in Europe, Asia and
Australia without those countries realizing what was
happening. Any given office staffed exclusively by women
would look as though the all female staff had occurred by
chance when, in fact, it was caused by stupid anti-male
hiring policies imported from North America, but I digress).
What would be the possibility of beginning a class action
law suit against the big banks and other white collar employers
in North America in response to these anti-male hiring policies?
Would there be a place for this single page on the Internet, say
on a web site?
Contact me at:
Well, the space is there and has been put to use. Thank you, Glenn. —WHS
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