International Women’s Day went smoother this year than in previous years because of the war in Ukraine. For many years it has been forgotten that International Women’s Day is a communist invention. The origin lies in a strike movement in St. Petersburg. International Women’s Day also shows an astonishing inconsistency of today’s ideologues. Those who rave about diversity (difference) also propagate equality. This is semi-intellectual dialectic for April Fools.
There are questions that are very reluctant to be answered, such as this: “What is the gender parity in watch factories?” There are fears of protests, because the production departments are almost exclusively women and the repair departments mostly men.
The French sociologist Evelyne Sullerot (1924 – 2017) worked for the women’s movement. She had noticed that in the watch factories the women screwed together and the men repaired, even though women and men had attended the same watchmaking schools. When in the former Soviet Union this disparity was seen as discrimination against women and the genders were mixed, things got a little rough. Both assembly and repairs were slower. Today we know why that is.
The measured differences between men and women are particularly pronounced in two areas: women are generally better in fine motor skills, and men are better in spatial perception, worldwide. For this reason, there are more women in assembly in all watch factories, because better fine motor skills are required there. When repairing, speed is less important. Here you need a pronounced spatial talent, which is more pronounced in men. The argument that there are men with fine motor skills and women with very good spatial perception overlooks the essentials. There is no parity and there never will be.
The different abilities come from upbringing, say the constructivists. That is a mistake. Biologists know that sex hormones also function as neurotransmitters (nerve messengers). Up to the age of 10, the spatial imagination of boys and girls is almost the same. After that, testosterone production, which genderists classify as “toxic”, gradually begins. From here the boys pull away from the girls. When comparing mathematical skills, there are no differences between boys and girls. If spatial geometry is included in tests, the boys are noticeably better. There is a suspicion that spatial awareness also influences other skills, such as composing. All of history’s great composers have been or are men, although musical talent is evenly distributed among men and women.
There are even cases where men advance into classic women’s jobs. The profession of film cutter was once firmly in the hands of women, because it requires two skills. First of all, an artistic one, which is equally pronounced in women and men. However, in order to cut a celluloid film, you needed a sure instinct to cut in the right place and to find your way through the many film snippets. Here the women are more accurate and faster than the men. Film editing is now done on computers, which has led to men suddenly advancing into this profession.
It’s not about whether “women can do it too” or whether “men can do it too”. It is about parities that are to be politically enforced. In wealthy countries, women and men can realize their different life plans more easily than in dictatorships. Gender difference is an expression of freedom. Quotas never produce “justice”, but the opposite. Crane drivers, excavator drivers, garbage women and construction workers only existed in communist countries.
Norway is the oldest country in which gender policy is systematically pursued. Politicians try to divide women and men equally among as many professions as possible through propaganda, sometimes also through laws. Norwegian journalist Harald Eia took a closer look a few years ago. He had noticed that in Norway, hailed as a model country of genderism, the proportions of women engineers, male nurses and other professions had never changed.
The journalist investigated, traveling the world with a camera crew and interviewing leading male and female humanities scholars in the US and UK. They reported what has long been known in biology. There is no equal distribution between the sexes with regard to certain abilities. In all cultures, women are superior to men in terms of fine motor skills and language skills, while men are ahead worldwide when it comes to spatial and technical thinking. In 2010, Harald Eia produced a seven-part television report called “Hjernevask” (Brainwashing), in which he debunked the genderist model of culturally determined human behavior.
On March 8, 1917 in Petrograd (today St. Petersburg) the residents of the poor districts went on strike. In honor of the role of women in the communist revolution, March 8 was established as International Women’s Day at the second “International Conference of Communist Women” in Moscow in 1921. Our women’s day is thus a communist invention.
Also this year we were told – in addition to some justified demands – that men and women are equal. No, they definitely are not. Equivalence and similarity are different categories. If there ever were a World Equality Day, it would make as much sense as establishing a Ministry of Salt and Pepper. Differences can be covered up with forced quotas, but they cannot be abolished.