3 Reasons Why Women Should Not Vote

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The #WhyWomenShouldNotVote hashtag started as sort of a joke. I knew that feminists would show up, scream abuse, offer no arguments, then run away crying, because, well, that’s kind of what feminists do on Twitter. The tag was meant to spark a conversation about the differences in how men and women vote, and differences in voting priorities and preferences between the genders. I’m hardly the only person in the world to be interested in these differences: researchers noted that in the 1996 election, had only men voted, Robert Dole would have won the election by 31 states. Instead, Bill Clinton won. By 31 states.

Having thought about the issue, prompted by many thoughtful comments and ideas, particularly from this blog, I have come to the conclusion that the hashtag isn’t a joke at all.

Women should not vote.

Before I get to the three reasons that women should not vote, let’s tackle the issue of misogyny. Does thinking women should not vote mean that I hate women? Well, no. It doesn’t. We don’t let 17 year olds vote, either, and that’s not because we hate 17 year olds. It’s not even because we think that crossing the rubicon of one’s 18thbirthday automatically bestows some magical maturity and adult capacity that 17 year olds simply don’t have: it’s because 17 year olds can’t be drafted. The vote is intrinsically tied to the draft. I’ll explain in a moment why women can never be drafted, but the issue is ground zero in why women should not vote, and why denying women the vote has nothing to do with misogyny.

I won’t get away so easy with the other two reasons, but both of those reasons ultimately lead back to the draft, so I’m prepared to defend myself. Saying that women should not vote is not misogyny.

Here are my three reasons women should not vote:

Draft

Spending

Immigration

The draft

Commenters have noted that there are many ways for women to serve that don’t involve combat, and women can and should be drafted into those positions. I’ve even suggested a birth draft myself! The problem with these suggestions is that the draft is specifically intended to address combat positions. The draft is intended to fill landing crafts with bodies and land them at Omaha and Utah. The draft fulfills the Army’s need for cannon-fodder. The D-Day landing changed the course of history, and let me be the last person on the Earth to say those men died in vain, but they were collected by force and sacrificed to save us all. Drafting women into non-combat positions does not fulfill the basic requirements of the draft, and the imposition of those requirements is why men are allowed to vote.

Let’s assume, however, that drafting women into combat proceeds, as fairness, justice and equality demand that it should. The military has thrown all combat positions open to women, and there is no justifiable reason women should not register for the draft. Women will likely go ahead and register, but they will neverbe drafted, as long as they can vote. If (when?) a situation arises that activates the draft, women will immediately begin to vote for political candidates that offer them the broadest exemptions.

It will begin with pregnant women. Exemptions will pass that exclude pregnant women. They will expand to include nursing mothers. They will expand to include mothers of young children. They will expand to include mothers of multiple children. They will expand to include single mothers. They will expand until effectively, no women can be drafted. Sure, you can require women to report for duty after x amount of time has passed but women won’t vote for those requirements. They will vote to defeat them. Initiating the draft will be great for the domestic birth rate, and will lead to healthier, happier children as draft dodging will require breast-feeding, but it means that women will never face a hail of bullets only a fraction of them are ever intended to survive.

Women will moot the draft for themselves, and in doing so, moot the justification for having the vote.

Men will continue to be the only ones who must pay for freedom and security with their blood. And to paraphrase Reynolds Holding, writing for Time magazine, on why felons can’t vote, “if you aren’t willing to die for your country, you can’t claim the right to send other people to die on your behalf.”

No draft = no vote.

Women should not vote, because they will never be subject, in any meaningful way, to the draft.

Spending

I posted this chart previously, and let’s now take a closer look at what its saying.

gov-expenses

Government spending exploded at exactly the moment women’s suffrage occurred. Are the two things related? Many researchers say no, and posit a number of other explanations for why spending took off at precisely the moment women gained the right to vote (but not the obligation to die). An incredibly popular theory, still in use today, is Baumol’s model of unbalanced growth. Baumol theorizes that wage increases will always outstrip productivity, driving up the cost of any particular service. Productivity is always playing catch up to wage increases. Another theory is that interest groups and entrepreneurial politicians became more involved in pressuring governments to spend more (at the behest of whom, one wonders), and still others argued that society was just coming to understand that government services were a superior good.

All of these lovely ideas fall apart though, when one considers that government hasn’t always been growing and in fact, per capita government spending actually fell after WWI. You can see from the graph that government spending declined for four years in a row, before women were granted universal suffrage. 1920 happens, and wham! It takes women four years to vote spending up to the previous peak, and only 11 years to double per capita spending. What did women spend that money on? Two major initiatives supported by women: alimony laws that applied only to women, and could be enforced for the duration of a woman’s life, and Prohibition.

It’s almost funny, isn’t it? Give women power, and they take away men’s money, and their beer.

It’s like a bad sitcom. It’s also historical fact. That is what women did. And it’s what they will continue to do. In 2016, we are facing a Presidential candidate who is seriously advocating that college tuition should be ‘free’. And who are most college students? That’s right: women. They’re not populating STEM subjects (unless they involve taking care of babies or animals). They’re enrolled mostly in bullshit liberal arts degrees that provide them with no viable market skills, other than to work for the government, consuming even more resources.

Recall that women cannot be drafted. They do not think in terms of military sacrifice, because they will never vote for themselves to be sacrificed. When the money starts to run out, which department do you think women will vote to begin stripping resources from? Which department do they have the least stake in? The least ability to understand?

They will strip money from the Department of Defense.

Women will consume government resources until the state collapses. As long as women can vote, they will consume, whilst not producing those resources.

Women should not vote, because they will eventually cannibalize the military, leaving us all at the mercy of our enemies.

Immigration

Women have an intense need to be seen as ‘nice’ and they have a strong collectivist bent, which is wonderful for family life, but catastrophic for national governance. We can see the effects of women wanting to be ‘nice’ in Europe. The demographics of modern Europe are downright terrifying. Ethnic European women refuse to have children, yet turn around and welcome in migrants with birth rates that will inevitably spell the end of ethnic Europeans.

This simply can’t happen. The European nuclear arsenal cannot fall into the hands of radical Islam. It’s a death sentence for all of us, and one being written by women. As long as women can vote, the great liberal civilizations built by men are going to fall. Individually, women are beginning to see the folly of their ways. The Austrian woman (herself a Serbian refugee) who told her son that Austria must take care of migrants is having some regrets after a migrant raped her son. Her ten year old son. She welcomed in the man who raped her son. Can we afford to wait for women to wake up, one by one? Are we willing to sacrifice our children to rapists while women contemplate whether being ‘nice’ is all it’s cracked up to be?

Recall again that women cannot be drafted. Blood and boots will be spilled to solve the refugee crisis. It is all but guaranteed, but it won’t be women’s blood, and it won’t be women’s feet in those boots, so why then should they get to decide how the future proceeds?

Women have had the vote in the West for almost 100 years, and all they have done is vote to destroy and destabilize the world men built for us, while protecting themselves from the blood consequences. They have voted selfishly, rapaciously, irrationally and quite possibly, irrevocably.

Women should not vote. That’s not misogyny.

It’s self-defence.

This article was written by: Janet Bloomfield. Please check out her blog at Judgy Bitch.

 

44 Comments on “3 Reasons Why Women Should Not Vote”

      • It maybe your truth to be taken in by ideology but it ain’t mine. You perceive this as true because you are unable to separate manufactured ‘common sense truth’ from actual fact. You really need to learn how to critique and stop spouting such bias shit.

        • Calm down Susan. You are entitled to an opinion, though sometimes you should know where to place it. For example: here is not the place. You want be critiqued? Your argument is weak. “Bias shit” as you say describes your response better than Karin’s. She wasn’t insulting you, she was sharing her opinion.

          Ideology, by the way, describes religion and government and just about anything else. So don’t tell me you don’t want to be taken in by ideology.

          Also, what exactly are you critiquing? Please, spare us the “hippocrisy” as Karin says

          Also

      • Holy shit! The levels of stupid and hate is astounding! People this stupid SHOULD NEVER be allowed to vote!

  1. As the door is already opened I suspect it is better to advocate true egalitarianism. That being such things as having a mandatory female draft and not allowing standards (physical or otherwise) to be lowered for women.

    A big part of the problem is simply that women feel entitled to privileges without corresponding responsibilities. If women are to have equal privileges they must have equal responsibilities and expectations.

    With relationships being theoretically monogomastic the concept of women being a finite biological reproductive resource is long outdated anyways. Men should no longer been seen as expendable in contrast to women.

    • you need to get laid .. even if we accepted this

      If you divide amount of a women life to procreate
      ———————————————- = a fucking big number ..
      amount of a man life to procreate

      if you use that number as a factor of “who you want to survive a war for your ethnicity to survive” .. then you’d be a fucking moron to draft ANY women ..

      • Are you a woman? You certainly write like one. Your “math” also makes no sense and is badly formatted.

        Civilizations have almost uniformly moved towards the high investment approach of child rearing that monogamy promotes. If you want single mothers on welfare being the norm then congrats! Idiots like you are paving the way to that being a statistical reality.

        • she… she is a woman, and if you seem to be rude about this article, then I suggest you don’t show hypocrisy. If you think think that women should vote, then don’t talk about stereotypes such as how women write.

          Please, also tell me exactly how her math is wrong.

          Ah yes, monogamy promoting that women, since they are natural child-rearers, should rear children and be protected because of this. Exactly how does a single mother on welfare correlate to any of this?

          • “David Hart” is not a name that implies a woman. That argumentative style is actually pretty typical of women despite David Hart coming off as a white knight.

            Single parent households; of which women show a disturbing over-representation due to initiating 70% of divorces and being rewarded custody of the child 90% of the time, are the single largest indicator of future family poverty and criminality of the maturing children. And welfare; and a growing reliance of it, is an obvious immediate strain on the entire society.

            Monogamy should NOT promote women (really, entitled girls) but FAMILY and CHILDREN. Seeing monogamy as an excuse for expanded personal entitlements rather than duty to family and children just shows how perverse many women can be. Lets not forget antiquated concepts like Alimony that overwhelmingly penalize men in these overwhelmingly female initiated divorces.

            Women are being coddled as little girls to the detriment of the entire society.

            Math formatting is terrible. Standard math format would be something like this:

            A = Variable A (Exp: # Females)
            B = Variable B (Exp: # Men)
            C = Variable C (Exp: # Children)

            A/B >= C

            It also starts with “…If you divide amount of a women life to procreate” in the numerator. Which is pretty dumb. 4/2 = 2. You are not “dividing” with 4 being in the numerator. That and the variables themselves make absolutely zero sense. So you have a “mathematical” statement that is badly formatted, verbally contradictory, and has nonsense variables and conclusions.

  2. You basically say woman aren’t interested in war. I guess that’s true, even though I’m a man myself and I can’t tell how many women really think that way. But you practically say if only women ruled the world we wouldn’t have war no more. Let that sink in for a second. Who are the ones fighting? Who are the biggest leaders of physical fights right now? Men. Maybe we should give our wives more power.

    • Stefan…

      You say, “if women ruled the world we wouldn’t have war no more.”

      My response: Sweden has a government dominated by females – in fact, an all female government. Sweden has the highest rape crime statistics in the free world… murder is also rampant and Islamist enclaves are bursting at the seems.

      Your argument is feeble… grow a pair pal!

      • Sweden doesn’t have an all female government, not even close, and their rape rate is high because they count each rape between the same people as multiple rapes, instead of most places counting it only as one. So a husband raping his wife daily would commit 365 cases of rape a year. Also do you think that Canada and Australia have worse kidnapping problems than Colombia a they kidnapping rates are much higher? Again it’s because they count kidnapping differently and have higher rates of reporting kidnapping

  3. This crap that you spout doesn’t really even warrant a response. You insult everyone’s intelligence both man and woman.

    • well then why are you giving it a response?

      Also, how does this undermine anyone’s intelligence? Please, explain your ideas like a regular person instead of whining. Please, execute proper grammar by the way.

  4. I am a female anti feminist but never before have I seen so many words skilfully put together to create the biggest pile of shite written on the subject. You seriously need help. The world
    is too full of ‘intellectuals’ that get off on their own righteous indignation.

    • Again, how is this shite? If you truly believe that, then why are you telling me your ideas? If the author is wrong, then why in the world should I care what you say, Ingrid?

    • Drafting is wrong, we don’t have it in the UK. Another point, one man produces about 100 million sperm at each ejaculation, so that’s a bit of a shit argument. Also men wrote the script not women, they created gender roles because it suited them, it was a means of controlling women’s promiscuity and making sure that any children they raised were their own.

      • I like you. I don’t like what Karin says, and I really hate what the author of this is saying. I believe that men and women are equal (note that I say equal not same) and I believe drafting is wrong and women and men would be right to vote against it. Women and men need to now they can be whoever they want to be, without having this sexist bullshit shoved down their throats every day. Thank you Susan for stopping me from going and puking once I read this. It’s the 21st century for fuck’s sake! Also Karin? Once you learn how to debate with real arguments instead of insults… People might actually care what you say.

        • Sexist bullshit shoved down their throats? People came to this website of their own accord, Moxie. If you have a kink about wanting to be hurt, you can do that, but don’t talk bad about mine and others beliefs.

          Also, debating with real arguments? What’s yours? All around you see people talking about statistics in Scotland and such. Yet all you have is an agreement with Susan. And people care what others say. You seem to certainly care what Karin says.

      • What “scipt” are you talking about? There isn’t some piece of paper that everyone looks towards.

        And what do you mean about controlling a women’s promiscuity? Personally, I think caring for kids can lead to numerous affairs with teachers, administrators, and neighbors. Also, are you proposing that I should let my wife sleep with whoever she wants? That’s corrupt. If you have a terrible marriage and are looking elsewhere for happiness, fine. But don’t tell me to let my wife cheat on me.

  5. I am a woman who has served my country, i served in combat, i earned the right to live in America, I earned my freedom…screw you for wanting to discriminate agaist any woman or girl…IF IT WAS NOT FOR WOMEN THERE WOULD BE NO PEOPLE…NO UTERUS NO PEOPLE!!!

    • Your right to *vote* in America was not dependent on you enlisting. Your right to votes comes with no conditions, and that is due to your gender alone. You chose to enlist, and you earn respect from many for that, but Janet is talking about the draft in her article here. Men’s right to vote in the United States is dependent on them registering for selective service, (aka the draft)[https://www.thebalance.com/all-about-the-draft-3332963].

      I’m interested to know if the fact that you enlisted makes you eligible for the draft if it is re-enacted. It may do. If it does, then you’re not claiming the special privilege that most US women enjoy.

      Also, this is so obvious that it’s redundant, but NO FATHERS, NO PEOPLE, either. Let’s just stick to making valid points, please.

      Back on point, I’d like to hear what you think about this comment: “if you aren’t willing to die for your country, you can’t claim the right to send other people to die on your behalf.”

      It is discrimination for half of the population to be required to register for selective service in order to vote, get student loans, access employment and government programs, while the other half does not. Would you agree with this?

      REPLY

      • Most men I know are definitely not ready to die for their country. Or any other country. Or anything, in general. Some of them wouldn’t even die for their own children. From my perspective, there are some valid points in this article, but this is not one of them: “if you aren’t willing to die for your country, you can’t claim the right to send other people to die on your behalf.” And not because I think some people (men or women) have the right to send others to die on their behalf, cause I don’t. I think it’s more an issue of “human quality” than “man vs. woman quality”. Some people (men and women) are more duty-oriented than others. I wonder what the author thinks of men who invent diseases for themselves in order to avoid drafting. Should all men be denied the right to vote because of them or not? Of course, my opinion is based on my experiences and the people I know. Reality might be completely different.

    • When using the word “I,” it should be capitalized, “SSGT GUTHREY.” Also, why do you think that women should be viewed as only a uterus? I dislike you, you bigoted woman.

  6. If it were not for a woman YOU would not be here. Bottom line this is not a mans world, its a world we share yet the human male for some reason believes he has the right to use violence against women and girls.
    Funny thing is Christ the ultimate male figure shared all his confidences with Mary…Jesus did not treat women as subhuman, why should you?

    • That’s an awful load of internalised misogyny you have there, Mr Guthrie. It’s also outright sexist to claim that “the human male for some reason believes he has the right to use violence against women and girls.” This patently false, sexist comment is designed to dehumanise and demonise an entire half of all human beings.

      It was men who made and enforced laws against rape. Men ordered “women and children first”. Men fought and died in wars to protect women – sometimes with far too much zeal. After all, it was human males who lynched men on the mere accusation of sexual impropriety from a woman.

      For the record, I disagree with quite a few of Janet’s statements in this article, but her points are well-argued and she does a good job of raising awareness on some very valid and important issues. These are issues that absolutely must be discussed – and they will be, with or without your efforts to derail.

      If you have a comment to make, please direct it to this point: “if you aren’t willing to die for your country, you can’t claim the right to send other people to die on your behalf.”

      It is a comment I agree with, and yet I don’t wish to disenfranchise the disabled taxpayer. It is a nuanced topic that deserves genuine, considered thought.

    • Umm… don’t put your beliefs on me. Many Christians actually believe God is gender less, by the way.

      To be honest, I wouldn’t be here without a MAN either, so don’t tell me that.

      I don’t believe I’m abusing girls. In fact, I’m a woman myself. I’m just sharing my beliefs.

      Also, Guffthrey has you by the ear, no? Please stick up for yourself. I kind of have empathy for you now.

  7. Women are hypergamous and will gravitate towards resources and security, and women will just as happily gain such from the state as from a man. The left know this perfectly well, and they play on it to attract women voters. I don’t think the left care about women per-se.

  8. Brilliant conclusion. With women’s suffrage came socialist policies that will ultimately bankrupt our country — financially and morally. Nations are built by men. Women help; they do not lead. Nations grow and thrive under a patriarchal — even an oppressive patriarchal culture. No nation has ever survived feminism and the consequences of its immoral ideology, which include disintegration of the family, the cornerstone of any nation. Women did not earn the right to vote; that “right” was given to them by men — morally deficient men.

  9. I strongly disagree. If you would please take into consideration that the government began spending so much money after 1920 due to the New deal programs. You based much of this on female stereotypes that we are all “nice” and that a woman does not take into consideration the lives lost in war. On the contrary, we know loss as the men who died on the shores of Normandy had mothers and sisters. I concede the fact that women cannot be drafted and therefore do not know the fear of being drafted but women contributed to the war efforts through supporting the homefront. No, women cannot be drafted but does that mean that we should not have a right to state our opinion in what laws the government does or does not pass or what politician comes into power or not?

  10. Historical facts win, women have been a part of military all over the world. Facts are that for the United States alone women have always served as nurses, supply personnel, doctors, mechanics, engineers etc.
    During WW2 over 500,000 women served in some capacity that involved hands on military and women were also taken as POW’s by both the Japanese and Germans. Female pilots were used to lure Japanese bomber planes to navel ships so they could be shot down. In the Vietnam, Korean, Civil, WW1 and other wars women have served with honor and lost their lives while doing so.
    Throughout history there have been endless numbers of women who have given their lives for their countries both in war and peaceful times. Stating that women should not have the right to vote or that females in general should be treated as second class citizens is beyond insane!
    Women and girls are the life blood of this world. Historically they have been forced to do far more with less in all ways and have been blamed for the damage males chose to inflict upon them.
    If the women who are supporting this degradation of women’s rights actually educated themselves about women’s history and their tremendous contributions throughout the world they would instead be proud of their gender and devote their time and energy to positivity of women and their accomplishments rather than the betrayal of their fellow human being…they should be ashamed!

    • SSGT. Guthrey’s husband – Here here, who are these idiots? I don’t think their crap even warrants a response, we are just wasting time on time on people stuck in the 19th century.

      • Suffrage was born in the 29th century

        Also, you still replied to a lot of those commments, hypocrite

  11. SSGT. Guthrey’s husband – Here here, who are these idiots? I don’t think their crap even warrants a response, we are just wasting time on time on people stuck in the 19th century.

  12. So, after that has been said, I am really curious about all of the women who are against having the right to vote. Do you guys vote or do you just skip out and stay at home writing articles like these?

  13. So, after all that has been said, I am really curious about all of the women who are against having the right to vote. Do you guys vote or do you just skip out and stay at home writing articles like these?

  14. Let me tell you that this is the most hilarious thing I’ve ever seen. Truly the best. You should be a comedian.

  15. Drafting and voting are both wrong. No one chooses where they are born, and no man OR woman should be willing to die for their country, only their friends and family. Large nations don’t work. Crowded cities don’t work. Hell, small families barely even work. Why would voting work?

    When only a few hundred people are in charge of many millions, the majority will always feel misrepresented. The rich people in charge WANT us to fight among ourselves, whether over sex, race, or made up party lines, to distract us from how corrupt and wasteful our globalized industrial society has become. We make more problems than we solve.

    Before you suggest I travel back in time to the 1800s, know that the roots of our “sexism” and “racism” reach back THOUSANDS of years. Xenophobia and gender roles are both older than the Bible. Don’t tell me to move to a different country either; industrial society has eyes everywhere, greedy fingers in all but the deepest jungles. There is nowhere safe from the men OR women of the human species.

    Do NOT vote, neither left nor right. Mind your own home and your own damn business. Do NOT join the military, not for any national government, and please dodge the draft if you can. You might be dodging a bullet. Stay at home, protect your family, and teach your children self-defense.

    I support our troops, because modern soldiers are all victims of corporate greed. I do NOT, however, support our military. Sorry if this offends anyone.

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