Feminists seem to find sexism behind every wrong in the world. As soon as COVID-19 hit the headlines, feminists all rushed to say that the virus itself is sexist. Aside from the obvious fact that the coronavirus is not a conscious entity capable of actually being sexist, they have one big problem. Evidence shows that men are actually more likely to die from coronavirus than women. It’s no wonder Phyllis Schlafly had so much fun calling out these feminist fantasies. They really are bound and determined to make fools of themselves.
To prove the sexism of the coronavirus, feminists point out that more female nurses than male nurses, which means that they are more likely to be exposed to the virus than men while tending to COVID-19 patients. Without a doubt, the entire nation should be thankful for the brave women who work in hospitals around the country. They are heroes worthy of our praise and respect. It’s true that there are more female nurses out there than male nurses, but that doesn’t make the virus sexist any more than roads are sexist because more men than women choose to be highway workers.
It all comes down to a question of values. Lots of women want to do the work that nurses do. They like the fact that they can usually choose their own hours so they can devote more time to their family. Of course, COVID-19 has made healthcare workers work crazy hours lately, but that’s the exception rather than the rule.
When it comes down to it, female nurses choose to be nurses because they consider it to be a fulfilling way to help other people and earn a good living. To say that they were somehow forced by society into this role is to diminish the incredible work they do every day. They chose to be heroes, and I applaud them for it. Like the greatest generation before them, they chose to run into battle and to serve We the People. I hope when children read about COVID-19 in the history books, they won’t read about a sexist disease that oppressed women. I hope they read about the courageous female nurses, and doctors and tech workers and others who risked everything to help those in need.