I implore thee, Saint Willis of Carrier, lift the veil from the eyes of those who only think they see:
[T]he gender divide, thermostat edition. All these women who actually dress for the season linens, sundresses, flowy silk shirts, short-sleeve tops changing their wardrobes to fit the sweltering temperatures around them.
And then there are the men, stalwart in their business armor, manipulating their environment for their own comfort, heaven forbid they make any adjustments in what they wear.
That’s right, my friends. Air conditioning is another big, sexist plot.
No, really, she’s serious:
Setting the temperature to suit men is wrong in ways that go far beyond summer fashion.
Frozen workers make more errors and are less productive, according to Alan Hedge, professor of design and environmental analysis and director of Cornell’s Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory, who studied office temperatures about a decade ago.
I suppose there’s some vaguely egalitarian idea behind having everyone sweat, but scratch any totalitarian, and you’ll find a whole bucket full of vaguely egalitarian ideas.
Steven Crowder gives this the response it deserves:
[D]oes 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? 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.”
Third step: exile all these freezing women to somewhere deep in the heart of Texas. On a day like, oh, the 28th of July.