Hawaii has been "Blue" for over 40 years - which means that the Union/Democrat Party machine has enjoyed almost absolute political power since the late 1950's, and of course, in American politics, when the liberal Democrats have such a stranglehold on any particular State's political power, the liberal socialist agenda gets implemented to a greater degree than you normally see in America's "Red" states (the States that have a Conservative/Republican majority).
Hawaii was also one of the States that was first to institute no-fault divorce, and we also have one of the highest per capita level of welfare recipients (single-mothers), and we were also the state that provides subsidization for Planned Parenthood - which in practice is a "non-profit" organization that bascially provides free abortions without parental consent for teenage girls. While other states are fighting over the issue of parental consent, Hawaii has quietly been subsidizing the practice for years now. I personally knew of several girls while I was going to High School who did exactly that - some of them multiple times.
In short, Hawaii is extremely feminized.
So look at the kind of feminist dreck a newspaper columnist writes in our primary daily here, the Honolulu Advertiser: Making Fun of Boys Totally Fair
Glad to see you've recognized that you are no longer "oppressed." Ooops, wait a minute - not only are you no longer oppressed, but you think girls, by virtue of their gender, are superior to your 9 year old son? Poor little boy...you don't even know you're a mangina in training.
I never thought I'd say that there's a downside to not being oppressed.
No, I don't want to be stripped of my job, my salary, my degree, my right to vote or any freedoms I enjoy.
I do want to be able to explain to a 9-year-old boy in terms he will understand why I think it's OK for girls to wear shirts that revel in their superiority over boys.
Ahh, I see. Instead of teaching your boy that one shouldn't wear shirts that denigrate people we supposedly cherish and respect in your life, you "strike back" at your Son with your thoughtless, deeply ingrained misandry.
The T-shirts became an issue when my son Corwin begged me to buy his dad an "I beat your mom at Mario Kart" shirt as a testament to my poor video game skills.
Ha, ha, ha.
I struck back and suggested we buy his sister a shirt that said "Boys are stupid."
In general, I support a girl's right to offend any member of the opposite sex who happens to cross her path. In fact, I'd much rather see a little girl wearing a shirt that mocks boys than one that turns them on.
That's not a conversation I'm willing to have with a 9-year-old, though, so I used the equality argument instead.
The problem is that even smart boys like Corwin sometimes have a hard time seeing the big picture.
Women have made big strides in the past few decades, but men still dominate when it comes to high-level and highly-paid positions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
So instead of telling your son what you truly believe, "...I think it's OK for girls to wear shirts that revel in their superiority over boys," you lie and 'used the equality argument.'
The problem is that even smart women like yourself sometimes have a hard time seeing the big picture - that instead of accepting the meme that the paucity of high-level women in high-paid positions is due to Women having the options and flexibility in todays society to either work or stay at home and have a man (or the welfare state) subsidize that choice...while Men generally don't have that choice. We just have to work until we retire and/or die.
Maybe tomorrow's women will be propelled further faster if they obliterate the inferiority complex that apparently persists in some girls, especially when it comes to subjects like math and science. This "boys are stupid" thinking could lead to the obvious conclusion: Girls are smart.
People who need to denigrate, insult and put others down usually do so because they have their own inferiorities and insecurities they are trying to hide. Besides, your obvious conclusion has already been debunked...didn't you get the memo? It's official: Men are smarter than Women.
Aiyaiyaiyaieeeeee...the boy IS doomed to be a pushover mangina for sure...
In Corwin's eyes, I'm the primary authority figure. He could be sitting six feet away from his dad and he'll still get up to find me in another room to open a container, help him with his homework or answer a question, except, of course, if it deals with video games.
My second-in-command is his bossy little sister, whose powerful personality forces all of us to bend to her whims and wiles.
I take it back...there's hope for this boy afterall!
It's not fair, he says, because everyone knows that boys are smarter than girls.