Some of you may think that Vox Day, after coming out against women having the right to vote, couldn’t get any more repulsive. This post, in which he defends the Taliban for denying women the right to an education (through violent means, of course), should disabuse you of that notion.
Not only have the proposed benefits [of educating women] manifestly failed to manifest themselves, but the opportunity cost of future generations has begun to become readily apparent everywhere from Europe to Asia. One wonders how low birth rates have to fall in civilized countries before the elites begin to realize that the Taliban may not, in fact, be the stupid ones with regards to this particular matter…
But there is no empirical evidence indicating that female education is societally beneficial, and there is an increasing amount of evidence that correlates it with a broad range of societal ills. The Japanese birthrate has continued to fall, hitting a historical low at 1.26 per woman in 2005. In 2012 the number of deaths exceeded births for a sixth straight year.
Just ask the Shakers, another equalitarian society that believed in the importance of educating women.
Shorter Vox Day: “If you let women be educated, they’re less inclined to be mindless incubators who produce babies on command.” Because women exist solely as baby-making machines, not as actual people with equal rights and self-determination and all that rot, amirite? One begins to wonder if his mother was educated. If she is, she must be regretting giving birth to such a weapons-grade fuckwit.