According to Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak, the latest example of the evil patriarchy trying to oppress women in the workplace comes in the form of air conditioning, yes folks you heard right… air conditioning. The Washington Post spent two days, three articles and over 1,500 words (some of which manages to quote itself) explaining that air conditioning is sexist because sometimes, in the summer, women think offices are too cold while men do not.  After talking to female office workers in downtown Washington, Dvorak comes to the conclusion that cool AC temperatures represent, “the gender divide, thermostat edition.”  “Every single woman I talked to in downtown Washington on a hot, humid July afternoon was thawing out,” Dvorak initially explained after her investigation into sexist air conditioning which involved speaking randomly to some people at lunch.  Since women tend to wear less clothes in summer, they are more likely to complain about feeling cold at work. Dvorak talks to a number of ladies who express their displeasure about being “freezing” in the office. “Everything is set at 70 degrees for those testosterone-toting people,” one woman told Dvorak, explaining “how frustrating it is to put on a pretty summer outfit and then get hit with that blast of cold.”   Meanwhile, all of the men who spoke to Dvorak said they were comfortable with the temperature. Dvorak also blames men for the AC setting in a female-centric office.  “That’s right, my friends. Air conditioning is another big, sexist plot,” writes Dvorak, whose solution is to turn the temperature up and make men wear shorts suits.  Short. Suits. “They’re adorable!” she enthuses. “Plus, we’d all love to see your knees, guys.”  Absolutely ludicrous! “Does anyone else find it ironic that feminists are accusing men of secretly stacking the deck against women in order to get them to… put on more clothes?” asks Steven Crowder.  “Wouldn’t it be more reasonable to assume that men would more likely crank up the heat to get women to strip down? First step: set thermostat to 91 degrees. Second step: pitch “Casual Bra and Panty Friday.”   One male reader blamed “fat, menopausal women” for cold offices (and hospitals). Dvorak disagreed. “I’m not buying the idea that it’s menopausal tyrants seizing control of thermostats, especially not in corporate settings,” the WaPo journalist contended. “It 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.”  
“What’s interesting is that Dvorak acknowledges that women are able to wear lighter clothing in the summertime, while men continue to wear suits year round,” notes Cassy Fiano.  “Gosh, it’s almost as if the people wearing heavier clothing might be warmer than the women in linen dresses would be! Obviously, this must be a tool of the evil patriarchy!”  Actually, no it’s not. It’s just liberal feminists screaming hysterically about anything about life that’s inconvenient or uncomfortable for women and somehow, blaming all men is going to make things better. 
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Well I’ve found, “anecdotally”, that “often in offices” it is men who have to do all the heavy lifting, repair jobs, and climbing under desks to fix your computer because the women have knocked out the power cord with their 3-inch stilettos that match their summer dresses. That sort of stuff makes us hot, and sweaty. And we don’t like to be hot and sweaty, much as Ms. Sanghani hates to be cold. Except the fact is she can throw on an “emergency cardigan” (her words, not mine), while I can’t be wearing a summer dress and sandals around the office. I’m required to look like a professional. With a suit, and tie. 
Julie Borowski fom The Libertarian Republic wrote:
What the heck ever. Air conditioning is one of the best inventions ever. Crank it up! Walking into an air-conditioned office is a blessing that should never be taken for granted. They are kept cool for a reason. It’s easier to put on clothes than to take off clothes in the office to get comfortable. It’s not that hard to put on a cardigan. It’s really not. 
As Paul Joseph Watson has noted, people often ask why right wing and libertarian journalists dont just ignore these kind of stories and concentrate on bigger issues.  The problem is that “this rhetoric is no longer confined to radical leftists with tumblr blogs – it’s being parroted by major news outlets.”  These articles get hundreds of thousands of Facebook shares and in some cases are read by millions of people.  This is especially true in the hot season where the newspapers are filled with absolute crap, our politicians are ignoring major national issues, because all the decent journalists are on holiday.  The Chicago Tribune republished Dvorak’s article in its entirety.  Jezebel asked, “Is Office Air Conditioning a Sexist Conspiracy?”  The Telegraph also published a similar piece of rubbish. The article was published by Radhika Sanghani, a young women who has come to personify the death of the Telegraph newspaper – for she is a journalist for their “Wonder Women section” –  She applauded Dvorak’s article, writing, “Finally someone is acknowledging that AC hell is not a figment of our imaginations, but is actually a form of sexism.”  According to Sanghani, “It’s really about time we had this conversation.”  It’s pretty strange that the Telegraph actually published this article on the subject twice. Once on July 24th, and presumably, because she couldn’t cook up enough controversy for some TV interviews (too early into silly season), they decided to publish it again, today. Not edit the existing article. But to publish the same article, again.  Last week we saw two equally insane examples – the man who allows his wife (with whom he has two children) to sleep with other men because he’s a feminist, and another man who feels guilty and embarrassed about enjoying BBQs because they reinforce traditional gender roles and are inherently misogynistic.  What we are seeing is the mainstreaming of lunacy.