The Enslavement of Man (by Women) [WTB]

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posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 07:17 PM
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The History of the World according to FortAnthem
Part One: The enslavement of Man.


Men, you have been lied to all of your lives.

You have been told that men are the ones who have oppressed women throughout the ages; that man has hogged up all of the power by preventing women from holding places of power in government and industry. It is said that women don’t have the same opportunities as men, that patriarchal society has held the women down and kept them in bondage to the men throughout the ages.

This is all a lie and the fact is, quite the opposite is true.

Women are not stupid and they know a good thing when they see it. They also know a bad thing when they see it. They saw men going out into the world, away from the safety of the home (or, in the beginning, the cave or shelter) and out into the world fighting against the forces of nature in order to bring home food and the necessities of life. They saw the brutality of the hunt and the brutal toil involved in working and plowing the soil to bring in the crops from the fields. Men were often killed or injured as they endeavored to bring home food and clothing for their families. Many were eaten by predators or injured from the strains of their daily toil. Bringing home the necessities of life is dangerous and exhausting work, leaving men with little energy to enjoy the finer things in life.

Women saw that going to work out in the world was dangerous and exhausting. They saw that safety lay in the home front, behind four solid walls to keep the dangers of the world outside and chose to make this safe haven their own. They convinced the men that, only they had the temperament necessary for the rearing of children (they have all the necessary equipment for feeding their young after all). Men took pity on the women, seeing how difficult and dangerous bringing a child in the world could be and allowed women to take over this role. Of course, it takes many years to raise a child to adulthood and women knew this. By being the ones responsible for the rearing of the children, they were able to stay out of the business of facing off against the outside world and the dangers and toil of bringing home the necessities. Women took over the role of raising the children and maintaining the household while the men went out to earn a living for their families.

At first, the division of labor was somewhat equal; it takes a lot of work keeping track of the children, keeping the house from falling apart and preparing the meals for a family (especially before the age of modern conveniences). But, women are smart and cunning creatures; they soon found ways to overcome the hardships. First, they trained their little ones to help with the housework and eventually, as they got older, to look after the other children. By having more children, they produced more helpers and perpetuated the necessity of their staying home to watch over those children. Women who were able to bear many children soon had their own workforce to take over the chores of maintaining the home, cooking the meals and looking after the future laborers.

They maintained the illusion of hard work by constantly complaining about how hard their days were to their husbands from the moment he stepped in the front door ‘till the moment he left to face the toils of the world once again. They would tell their husbands that they were exhausted from their household chores and that, now that he was home, now it was HIS turn to take over. Wisely, the women had trained their normally well-behaved children to run around like a pack of wild animals the moment hubby stepped inside the door. Hubby, exhausted from his own hard day at work, foolishly took pity on his wife and would agree to take over while wifey took a nap. It wouldn’t be until all the kids were snugly in their beds that hubby could finally collapse in bed to try to regain enough energy to face another day.

For the whiley women, even this was not enough. They complained to their men about the hardships of sweeping the floors, washing the clothes in a bucket and drying them on the line and cooking the foods over an open fire. Never mind the fact that they had long ago trained their children to do all this work for them. Men were put to work creating conveniences for their women. Soon, men brought electricity and indoor plumbing and gas lines to their homes to make their women’s lives easier. Men invented the vacuum cleaner, the washer and dryer, the electric and gas range as well as indoor heating and air conditioning. Women’s lives got much, much easier than they were in the olden days when they had to rely on their children to do all their work for them. Soon, women began having less children figuring “why go through all that strain when I have technology to do the work of all those children?” Men began to lose one of the few benefits of being married as their women began withholding sex to keep the number of children down.

With the advent of all those modern conveniences, it became harder for the women to keep up appearances. Men began to catch on to just how easy their women had it. When they would come home and their wife would hand off the keeping of the children and the household to their man for their afternoon nap, suddenly the man found that even he was able to find some time for leisure after all the housework was done.

Women realized that something must be done to keep their men distracted. TV helped to keep him from thinking too hard but, something more was needed. They stepped up their nagging, insisting that all work outside the house was the man’s responsibility. Men found themselves busy mowing the lawn, cleaning the gutters and doing all sorts of yard work on their weekends off from work, thus ensuring that they could get no rest, even at home among their own families. This drove many men to seek solace in alcohol, making a stop at the bar a part of their daily ritual, if only to escape their nagging wives for a few hours. This, of course, was all a part of the women’s grand scheme; they used intoxicating liquors to keep their men’s minds in a fog so they wouldn’t realize that they had effectively become enslaved by their women.

Things were going great for the women; their workload had been halved by the use of their children as helpers and the advent of modern technology and their men were oblivious to their bondage, kept in a constant state of exhaustion and drugged into a stupor to keep them from realizing how bad they had it. Then something happened that started to wreck the world women had created for themselves; some women began to actually believe that all of their nagging about how hard they had it was actually the truth.




posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 07:17 PM
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The History of the World according to FortAnthem
Part Two: The Revolution and the Path to Equality.


Women had build a good world for themselves; they got to stay home all day, watching TV and eating bon bons while the men went out into the world to do all the work to keep the women in the state in which they had become accustomed. At this point, some women forgot how hard their predecessors had worked to get them to this point in history.

They forgot that all of their complaining and nagging was just a show they put on for their men and started to believe that they really did have it hard and that the men were holding them back by keeping them trapped in the home. Some women sought to have a voice in politics while others sought independence by going out into the workforce themselves. At first, men and the women who still realized how good they had it resisted their efforts. Then something horrible happened that woke men up to their condition of bondage and began to turn the course of history.

Some women got the silly idea into their heads that men shouldn’t be stopping at the bar on their way home and spending up the money they had worked so hard for on booze to ease the pain of their dreary existence. They wanted that money for themselves to buy food and a few pretty trinkets and the latest conveniences to make their lives even easier than they were before. How dare those men spend their hard-earned money on something to make them feel better about their condition! The Prohibition movement was born.

Women began spreading propaganda about how the men were spending away all their earnings at the bars and that the alcohol made them violent and caused them to abuse their wives. It wasn’t long before the women got their way and the 18th Amendment was forced through the state legislatures making alcoholic beverages illegal in the United States. Men found themselves robbed of the one thing that enabled them to numb their minds enough to forget, even if for just a few moments, how hard their lives had become in order to keep their women living in the lap of luxury.

As the men’s minds began to become un-fogged, they began to see the world around them with new eyes. They saw how the women had enslaved them and how easy they had it at home while the men slaved their lives away. The men realized that they couldn’t just kill off the women to win their independence (they still needed sex and homosexuality wasn’t much of an option back then) so they planned to strike back by giving the feminists what they had been asking for.

Men, not having their minds fogged by alcohol, quickly realized that voting and Democracy was a sham; that the right to vote was the real opiate of the masses. It gave people the impression that their opinions and beliefs really mattered while allowing the oligarchs to continue running the government as they pleased. The men acted fast and within a year of the Prohibition Amendment passing, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was passed “giving” women the right to vote. No longer could women nag their husbands into voting for what they wanted. Instead, the men could tell the women to go off to the voting booth and cast their own vote if they wanted their voices to be heard. The first shot in the revolution had been fired.

The men didn’t stop there, they began to quietly support even the most radical positions of the feminists such as birth control, the right to find employment in the workforce and even the right to make a living off of their bodies (legalizing pornography and easing the way toward legalized prostitution, at least in Las Vegas). Now the women could not deny the man’s advances because they feared having a child. The man could have more leisure time as the wife went off to work to help support the family and, as the movement progressed and women began to assume more of the traditionally male attitudes, women became more sexually aggressive and the men found that they didn’t have to buy the cow if they wanted to sample the milk.

Women became convinced that this is what they had always wanted and that the men are the ones who held them in bondage throughout history. As women moved into higher education, “women’s studies” professors reinforced this dogma, making the women want more work and responsibility in the running of the world (ever notice that the majority of “women’s studies” professors are male; it’s all part of the plan
). On TV, it became common to see women cast in roles traditionally reserved for men, even the most physically demanding jobs such as police and firefighting. The world was being conditioned for a world where the men could finally get the rest they desired. Men were well on their way toward turning the tables on the women, making them the ones to go out in the world to earn a living for their families while it would be the men sitting at home, watching the soaps and eating the bon bons.

Then something went horribly wrong; the influx of women into the workforce at the same time as the men overcrowded the business environment. It became easier for employers to find new employees willing to take on even the nastiest jobs. Wages became stagnant and it soon became necessary for both the man and the woman to work in order to support their families. The rest and relaxation that the men had sought after all the millennia was being pulled slowly out of their reach. The only solace that the men could take in their condition is the fact that they were no longer alone in their misery; now men and women had finally achieved equality, sharing the work but both finding that leisure time was becoming ever more rare in a world in which both sides had become enslaved.



Sure, this whole story is pure speculation. The ravings of an unsound mind some may say (and they wouldn’t be so far off base either) but, you have to admit; on some level you feel that this story has the ring of truth.

Things in this world are not always as they seem and the human mind needs to explore the possibilities in order to arrive at the ultimate truth.


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posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 07:27 PM
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You can trace the decline in society to the moment we gave women the vote, from then on it was a popularity contest and not about issues.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 07:41 PM
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LOL! Interesting premise Op! Those crafty women!

IRM



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 07:45 PM
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post removed for serious violation of ATS Terms & Conditions



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 07:48 PM
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I have never heard such bunk in all my life,comments included.
edit on 2-12-2011 by nixie_nox because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 07:50 PM
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The moral of the story is:

If women ever want to win back their privileged place in society, the next time their man asks them

"Hey baby, can you go in the kitchen and get me and the boys a few beers"

She had best just go get him those beers to keep his mind clouded so she can plot her return to power.


Oh yeah, hey baby, while you're in there, howzabout you make me a sammich.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 07:51 PM
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Real men don't expect somebody else to take care of them.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 07:51 PM
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Wow. SnF, you had me going in your writings, and you have talent. There's not much I can say, other than I loved what you have written. It struck a chord. Kudos, good work, and carry on.

The women should know their place now.

Ouch!
edit on 12/2/11 by Druid42 because: added a sentence.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 07:54 PM
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You see what the problem is, they have nothing to do in the house anymore. No food preparation, washing machines and tumble dryers, dishwashers, irons or better still crease free garments.

They don't have to light a coal fire, scrub the doorstep, clean the brass, fill a tin bath.

This is why there's such rubbish on during the day on tv, that and adverts telling them how to spend your money on useless junk and cushions.
edit on 2-12-2011 by ReeceIkyle because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 07:54 PM
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This is not very nice FortAnthem. I know you don't mean it, right? You're just in a really, really, really
funky mood?

I know you don't want to make us mad, NOW DO YOU?



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 07:56 PM
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You do realize this is creative writing right?

It was intended to be funny and thought provoking and it (probably) isn't a reflection of real history. Just some crazy ideas I had rolling around in my head and thought I would share in this forum.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 07:59 PM
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I was enjoying this thread until my wife came into the room and told me to make her a sammich...

I told her to...

wait, no I didn't.


SNF



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 08:00 PM
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Keep telling yourself that so you can blame the other sex for all your failings.


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Statistics 1998b) is rare among official surveys, as it simultaneously provides
detailed information on time spent in housework and an inventory of household
appliances. The analysis of this data show that domestic technology rarely reduces
women’s unpaid working time and even, paradoxically, produces some increases
in domestic labour. The domestic division of labour by gender remains remarkably
resistant to technological innovation.
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posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 08:02 PM
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fair enough.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 08:02 PM
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Oh, WTH. Nevermind. It's a hard rain, that's gonna fall.
So it is written, so shall it be done.
edit on 12/2/2011 by ladyinwaiting because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 08:09 PM
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Compared to the work my grandmother had to do when she was a housewife the housewife of today has it very easy, hence the junk on daytime tv to burn some time while the machines do the work.

We can't go back, women have ruined society. We have to go forward and hope we can at least try to gain some equality and keep fighting until we have a voice again.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 08:31 PM
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Folks, you do realize this is an entry into a writing contest, AYE?

I have the link in my sig, to the [WTB] ATS sponsored writing contest. Please go there, read the rules, and feel free to make an entry.

Some of the entries so far are blowing me away. Talent from members of ATS is blossoming forth. This is a very good entry.

Please remember to flag the entries you like. Flagging stories is how you vote. Express your opinion, and flag the entries you like. Remember, they have [WTB] in the title somewhere.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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Originally posted by Druid42
Folks, you do realize this is an entry into a writing contest, AYE?



Yes, this is an entry in a writing contest but, this is also a discussion forum.

I wrote my entry to be though provoking and to, hopefully, inspire a discussion into whether women had it better before women's lib or afterwards.

Did women give up a good thing when they entered the workforce and strive for more equality or did they end up becoming wage slaves along with the men?



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 11:36 PM
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I have a friend who has reached a point in his life where whenever he falls in love with a woman, now he just buys her a house, walks away, and calls it even.

I have another friend who swears that women just don't think like people.

Me? Hey! I'm a poet, I just want what all men want, and if poetry paid the bills I would get a lot more of that. See, here's the thing I've learned, brother. Men are stupidly simple and all just want the same thing, and that is lots and lots of sex...sure, we want that hokey pokey spiritual crap and all the cuddling and coo-cooing and caw-cawing that brings, but we really just want that crap because we think it is what they want, and that if they get all of that crap, then we'll get what we want. It is really just that simple.

Women, on the other hand, are unfathomably more complex. They're psychic! No Bro', I swear, they are. I'll give you an example. You take a girl out on a date, you spend over $500 on her that night, and no where during that night, all the way up until the end of the night will you know if you are going to get laid, but she knows that answer from the get-go. Women are totally amazing, dude. I just can't figure them out.



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