It is no surprise that Dennis Prager is a bigot. This was the man who led a campaign against Keith Ellison in order to stop him from swearing on the Koran. A campaign Jewish organizations, such as the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee condemned as being intolerant. Now Dennis Prager has turned his bigotry against American women. In an article for the National Review, Dennis Prager criticized feminism and the women’s movement on these grounds:
The second awful legacy of feminism has been the belief among women that they could and should postpone marriage until they developed their careers. Only then should they seriously consider looking for a husband. Thus, the decade or more during which women have the best chance to attract men is spent being preoccupied with developing a career. Again, I cite woman callers to my radio show over the past 20 years who have sadly looked back at what they now, at age 40, regard as 20 wasted years. Sure, these frequently bright and talented women have a fine career. But most women are not programmed to prefer a great career to a great man and a family. They feel they were sold a bill of goods at college and by the media. And they were. It turns out that most women without a man do worse in life than fish without bicycles.
The third sad feminist legacy is that so many women — and men — have bought the notion that women should work outside the home that for the first time in American history, and perhaps world history, vast numbers of children are not primarily raised by their mothers or even by an extended family member. Instead they are raised for a significant part of their childhood by nannies and by workers at daycare centers. Whatever feminists may say about their only advocating choices, everyone knows the truth: Feminism regards work outside the home as more elevating, honorable, and personally productive than full-time mothering and making a home. (http://www.nationalreview.com/...)
So basically Prager is upset with contemporary women because they seek a life beyond being confined to domestic space and swapping their brains for a mop. If women take Prager’s condemnation to heart then they can have no other role in life other than being a daughter, a wife and then a mother. They can never aspire to be a lawyer, an athlete or President of the United States, which would be a great travesty and blow to self-reliance and independence. It would mean that women must once more look up to men to provide them with food, clothing and shelter or else suffer economic hardship.
Thus, Prager’s dream is an insidious attempt to demote the status of women and keep them bound to male power and influence.
Finally I don’t understand where Prager gets his statistics from. He doesn’t say. He only cites his female callers and these callers; I am sure do not constitute the entire adult female population of America. He uses very bad research, and a very bad survey tactics (if they can even be labeled as surveys) to come up with his shoddy conclusions.
Tisk, tisk National Review. It seems you maintain low intellectual standards.