Monday, December 20, 2004
Political correctness reaching new heights
more, and here's a quote from Michael J. Bower's , an American rightist who nevertheless for once has excellent reason to have fun with Europeans:
A newspaper called The Australian quoted a young woman named Jessica, a biologist, from the Swedish city of Uppsala: "All my friends demand that their husbands or boyfriends sit down," said Jessica."I think it shows respect for the women who clean.
"My brother, for example, would not dream of standing up. Among the young, leftish intelligentsia, there is also a view that to stand up is a nasty macho gesture."
I suppose that's the problem in the nutshell. Because we European men are progressive, equality-minded, perhaps a bit feminist even - we must show respect for the women who clean the toilet. Unbelievable.
Of course, I for one know how to clean a toilet - but then again, I wouldn't be caught dead with what goes for the "young, leftish intelligentsia" these days.
(Link courtesy of Andrew Sullivan)