Yes, that’s what Petula Dvorak has concluded following her informal investigation concerning the sexism of air conditioning published in the Washington Post. Dvorak found that women feel cold in their offices while men don’t. This difference led Dvorak to observe: “That’s right, my friends. Air conditioning is another big, sexist plot.”
Dvorak’s story went viral. The Chicago Tribune republished it and the Telegraph published its own article titled “Air conditioning in your office is sexist. True story.”
Comments from males about “menopausal women” posted to Dvorak’s article led her to write a follow-up article in which she stated:
I think it’s pretty reasonable to assume that men control the temperature around them to keep them comfortable in the business attire they feel bound to wear.
Rather than highlight the difference between the sexes and calling for a compromise so that the office temperature is “comfortable enough” for both—let’s say 72⁰—typical of ideologues, feminists like Dvorak see a grand patriarchal conspiracy and demand that it be “their way or the highway”—which means men dressing in the summer as if they’re living in Bermuda.
Replace an “overbearing patriarchy” with an “overbearing matriarchy.” What hypocrisy! Where’s the superior female genius?
Let the discussion begin...
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