Three white guys walk into a bar. One is black, one white and the other brown. They are swearing bullets over their fear of being replaced; of losing their grip on their “God given”, good old boy birthright. The first one strieks, “Women aren’t having babies anymore!” The second one laments drunkenly, “Women are taking our jobs!” The third, such a proud, proud boy says, “Women have infiltrated the military!” The bartender chimes in, “Hell, women are taking over the government!” Murmurs from the crowd can be heard: “Educating girls is the problem!”; “They cut their hair!”; “The sluts even shave their heads!” The fear and insecurity reverberate throughout the establishment. These men are not attractive nor desirable in the eyes of secure, self-empowered women. Huh,The Irony! As their chanting can now be heard out on the street:
KNOCK THEM UP! KNOCK THEM UP! KNOCK THEM UP!
Cathie Jo Buhlert
copyright September 27, 2022