The Feminist Movement
The Feminist Movement
A poll in Marie Claire reveals that a third of American women consider themselves feminists. All Americans believe that women should be well treated.
The ideas of the feminist movement permeate media, government, and schools. They glorify promiscuity and proclaim that no “modern” girl associates sex with love—and certainly not with marriage. Sex is a casual activity for pleasure. But there are consequences for the choices we make. Life always comes round to collect its debts.
The early feminist movement encouraged women to work in non-traditional fields. But the movement was taken over by radicals who were overly hostile to marriage, motherhood, and the family. They saw men as enemies, only out to oppress them. Women were encouraged to leave their children at day care. Romance itself was disparaged as sexist. Sexual liberation came to mean promiscuity, divorce, and singlehood, through which it promised to bring women lasting happiness—especially if they would go lesbian.
But are women happier? No! Women were happier before the Feminist Movement and in fact since 1970 the level of happiness among American women has been in a slow but steady decline.
The Brains of Men and Women
The brains of men and women are created differently. Feminists were wrong about their number one point, which was that ‘gender is a nothing more than a social construct invented by men to oppress women.’ It is fine to note women’s advantages—innate verbal ability, for instance. But it has become taboo to note any natural advantage men have, such as spatial tasking.
There are masculine and feminine brains. The brains of women are networked while men’s are compartmentalized. The two spheres are less connected in men. Add in testosterone, which makes normal boys aggressive creatures that enjoy rough play, mechanical things, and building stuff. Women with high testosterone are more like men, but masculine and feminine characteristics appear universally around the world through all of history.
Women now earn more than half of all college degrees and own 8.5 million businesses in the United States. But the Independent Women’s Forum found that if a woman was married to a husband who made enough money to where life was not a struggle, only 15 percent of working women said they would continue to work full time. 33 percent would not work at all. The rest would want to work part-time or do volunteer work. Feminists have always pushed the government for policies that push women into the work force.
The facts of life are that it is women who bear children and who have always been the primary caregivers for their children. There is no question but that the female gender has a strong impulse to nurture.
The so-called “gender wage gap” is based on deception. It is true that the average American woman makes 75 percent of the yearly wage of the average American man. But the average woman spends 10 years out of the workforce altogether, caring for their young, while the men must keep working, and while they do they continue to learn, and get promotions and raises. By the age of 40, the average man has ten years more work experience than a woman.
Far more women than men say that having flexible hours is more important to them than wages. The average man works 7 percent more hours per week. Childless women make 98 percent as much as childless men and that gap is more than explicated by the fact that dangerous jobs pay more and 92 percent of workplace deaths and injuries are suffered by men.
If women truly did the same work as men for 75 percent of the money, some smart company would hire all women and put the competition out of business.
Men are far more likely to be victims of violence. But textbooks used in college courses called ‘Women’s Studies’ claim that “Women are the perpetual victims of male violence, sanctioned by the media, courts, economic system, and religion. It is the control of women by men through fear.”
Women’s Studies also use taxpayer monies to promote lesbianism, as opposed to “being a victim of heterosexual bribery.” Textbooks used in Women’s Studies lament heterosexuality because it “blinds people to other possibilities for human sexual feelings and practice.” Women ought to be “more open to their lesbian potential” since women have “much to learn from lesbian love and sex, which is more positive and self-affirming than sex with men because lesbians are more acutely aware of the needs of their partners” as well as “more able to discover and express ‘authentic’ female sexuality than their heterosexual counterparts.” Why? “Because lesbians have ‘non-exploitive’ relationships.”
Women’s Studies courses feature not one positive image of a heterosexual, monogamous relationship. It primarily promotes homosexual behaviors and implies that the only good in heterosexuality is found in promiscuity.
The college textbook Issues in Feminism teaches our daughters that the Contract with America was not only anti-woman but also racist. Women’s Studies programs are notorious for misusing statistics and presenting misleading information as facts. Women’s Studies professors admit they reject academic standards in favor of using classrooms to recruit.
Women commit half of all relationship violence. Married women are far less likely to be the victim of violence than those who are single, divorced, or cohabitating. 2/3 of female victims of domestic violence are not married.
One out of 23 American women have been raped or been the victim of a rape attempt but the media reports—and women surveyed believe—1 in 4 have. This is a phony number made up out of thin air by feminists. Jealous or spiteful women have incarcerated millions of innocent men.
6 out of 10 college age women admit they have said no to a man on a date even though they fully intended to have sexual intercourse with him later that same night. But feminists say seduction itself is rape—unless it is homosexual seduction.
The Politics of Feminism
Because the feminist movement convinced so many women that government should replace fathers in our society, women—if they are not married—vote more for Democrats. In fact, without the votes of women, not one Democrat would have won a presidential election since the 1940s.
Dependence on government is not independence. And women becoming independent is—from its beginnings—what the feminist movement claimed to be all about. Feminists reject patriarchy but insist women must have a daddy-like government to take care of them and their children.
American women today live longer and are healthier than at any time in our history. It is crazy for them to want to dismantle our health care system. In the last 70 years we have added 20 years to the average woman’s life. Canadians have national health care, and they wait months to see a specialist and months to receive treatment they need.
The media consistently showcases feminist groups as the spokeswomen for all women and the feminist agenda is for a massive government that is bankrupting our nation. The majority of American women are still Christians but check the bios of the leaders of every prominent feminist group and you will find one thing that goes unreported: Not one of them is a Christian.
If feminists are so gung-ho about 'choice' why are they so hostile towards school choice? Because public schools disseminate their propaganda.
Sex Education programs in our public schools assume all the kids are going to have sex anyway, so the school may as well distribute condoms (regardless of parental approval). But among children ages 15-17, 72% of girls are still virgins and 64% of boys are. The attitude of their schools makes kids think their peers are far more sexually active than they are. Both sexes vastly overestimate how many of their classmates are sexually active. This is so important because what they are told is ‘normal’ affects their decisions.
Sex Education is really designed to teach a certain set of values to the youth of America—progressive liberal values, which are 180 degrees opposed to those of the Church. The same organization that uses taxpayer money to fight for abortion and 'social justice' (socialism)—SEICUS—is paid to develop sex education courses that ridicule the very notion of abstinence as antiquated.
By age 20, 1 in 3 girls will get pregnant—80% out-of-wedlock. 30% of those babies will be killed in the womb.
Courtship Vs Hooking Up
Virginity was once recognized as virtuous. Feminists insisted women had the same sex drive as men, but that men had stifled it in females to ‘keep them in their place.’
Courtship conveyed that a man was willing to go through a lot of time and trouble for one girl—the one girl he thought to be THE ONE. A woman who was ‘hard to get’ when single would be nearly impossible for others to get once married.
“The courtship dance is the unspoken pledge of future fidelity—the best basis for a happy marriage.” (Mary Elizabeth Podles)
Now people are ‘hooking up’ instead—sex without strings between strangers. 40 percent of college girls have done it—10 percent more than six times. (Institute for American Values)
But the dramatic increase in availability of sex to men has greatly diminished female power. A woman’s ability and willingness to withhold sex disciplined male behavior. A man had to woo a woman, demonstrate ‘sincere’ interest, and invest in their relationship. Nothing is expected of men who have sex with women today. Therefore, many women are wasting their time with men unwilling to commit—who treat them poorly and even cheat. Even virtuous women feel pressure to have sex to have any hope of competing with sluts. Casual sex was supposed to empower women, but it clearly does the opposite.
Many women regret casual sex the next day—and even years later when they have found the ‘love of their lives’ and are ready for marriage. Women’s magazines say sex is merely recreational—a meaningless hobby. If you haven’t had lots of lovers you are missing out on something. The sexually promiscuous live exciting, colorful lives compared to boring monogamy. But the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 60 percent of sexually active high school girls wish they were still virgins. A poll in Glamour showed that only 7 percent of adult women wished they had slept with more men, but that 49 percent regretted having slept with so many.
There is no doubt that men are more likely to marry—or at least be serious about—a woman who is sexually modest, and not easy. Men love loose women for fun but usually not long-term because loose women are not as trustworthy.
Women feel connected to a man after sex because they release hormones—especially oxytocin—that men do not. But feminists have told them that those natural feelings are nothing more than social conditioning by a patriarchal society.
Sexually Transmitted Disease
One-half of American college students have had a one-night-stand; 43% cheated on someone they love; 36% had sex with someone they didn’t even like, nonetheless love; 25% said they think people should remain virgins until they are married.
Women are much more vulnerable to the physical consequences of casual sex—most obviously pregnancy but also sexually transmitted diseases. By age 24, fully a third of Americans have contracted a STD. 10 million Americans each year age 15-24 are infected with a STD. 20% of all Americans over age 12 have genital herpes—45 million people. 50% of all Americans have HPV, which causes terminal cervical cancer in women. Chlamydia has skyrocketed and causes infertility. Only 1/3 of women even know they are more susceptible to STDs than men. Females are 8 times more likely to get HIV from heterosexual sex. And 4 times more likely to contract gonorrhea.
Once a teenager has sex it gets easier to say yes. The younger a girl starts the more numerous her eventual partners, and the more infected by STDs she will be. Condoms do not reduce HPV and do not prevent syphilis or genital herpes.
The wages of sin is death.
Feminists were also wrong when they told women they could postpone childbearing without any negative consequences. A female human being is born with all the eggs she will ever have. The supply depletes with time. AND the eggs age and decline in quality. The potential for problem pregnancies goes up as a woman ages. Under age 30, less than 10 percent of women ever have a miscarriage but by age 40 it is 33 percent. Older eggs produce more genetic abnormalities, likely including Down syndrome, Autism, and other birth defects.
Of the 33 percent of American women over 40 who have no children, only one-quarter of them say they would make that choice again. That is why fertility is a $2.7 billion business nowadays.
Creating a Life by Sylvia Ann Hewlett was published to “celebrate achievements of women in big business” but if you read between the lines of the profiles—not ONE of the women ever had a child (that lived beyond the womb). The few women who would talk about this used words like “feelings of loss” and “heartbroken.”
God Is Pro-life
The Devil preaches that a Pro-Life position is anti-woman, apparently hoping we will all forget that more than half of all babies killed before birth would have eventually become women. How can anyone think that snuffing out their own offspring is a key to the happiness of women?
Even if Roe v Wade were overturned by the Supreme Court—as it should be because there is certainly no right to abort babies in our Constitution (the Founding Fathers would not have known any women who would have contemplated such an atrocity)—it would not immediately outlaw abortion as the pro-death movement would have you believe. What would happen is that abortion laws would be set on a state-by-state basis. There would be as much chance of abortion being outlawed by the state legislatures of New York or California as a fart would have surviving a whirlwind. The most recent studies show that 21 states would probably make it illegal except if the mother might die, or was a victim of rape or incest. And that is exactly what the vast majority of the people who live in those states would want to see. 20 states would keep it legal in nearly every situation. The other nine are closely divided and it is unclear what would happen there. We should bring back the truly American system of government, which is that it is the job of the legislature to make laws. That is why they are called legislators: they legislate.
Feminists claim that marriage is nothing but a cruel trap to make women subservient to men. But married women report that they have sex more often and are more sexually satisfied than unmarried women. Men and women exhibit better mental health if they are married. Divorce causes deterioration in mental and physical health for men and women. Did you know that married women and men are twice as likely to be happy?
Married men and women are healthier, happier, and wealthier. Married people are not only far less likely to end up in the poorhouse, but also 90 percent of women say that their marriage makes them happy. Married people save 7 percent more of their earnings, which compounds yearly. All categories of physical health come up better for married people.
5 million Americans just live together, not needing that “piece of paper”—ten times more than in 1970. But studies show they argue more, communicate poorly, are less happy, and are twice as likely to end up divorced when they do get married.
There are solid reasons why weddings have always been celebrated the world over. All of society benefits. No other relationship receives such outward approval and support. Marriage preserves the social order of humanity and lessens the load on social services of all types. Nothing nurtures the next generation like marriage. Kids raised by both natural parents are vastly less likely to be a burden on society, being far less apt to become alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals, dropouts, or to birth bastards of their own. More productive citizens make the community better for us all. The only relationship in which society has an interest to promote is traditional marriage.
Many women regret divorce. Divorce is as old as marriage, but until the 1970s it was always a last resort for the truly miserable. Now it has come to be seen as a fine outcome for an imperfect marriage, especially if a "better catch” comes along.
The National Survey of Families and Households shows five years after getting a divorce the divorcees are no happier than people who stayed in unhappy marriages for commitment. Even those who remarried were no happier.
Like life itself, marriage has mood swings. Many unhappy marriages are, five years later, happy marriages. Half of all the people who have divorced wish they hadn’t. 67 percent of people who almost got divorced say they are glad they didn’t five years later. Think about that.
According to The Case for Marriage by Linda Waite and Maggie Gallagher, "Permanent marital unhappiness is surprisingly rare among couples who stick it out.”
The Feminist Effect on Children
The Woodstock Generation showed itself to be the most narcissistic in human history and its children are inclined toward nihilism. We were more than willing to sacrifice the wellbeing of our children to “find ourselves”—as if we were missing.
Adolescents from broken homes are prone to feel depressed; to skip school, be held back or get expelled; to vandalize property and steal; to smoke; to be sexually active; and develop learning disabilities. Even children raised by a parent with a stepparent are 3 times more likely to end up in prison than one raised by both natural parents.
The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce explodes the satanic lies of feminism, including the lie that divorce only hurts kids temporarily—if at all. Decades later the devastating effects linger. 25% of divorced kids do drugs and alcohol by age 14; 50% by age 17. Among divorced girls, 1 in 5 engages in intercourse by age 14; and by high school half are having sex with multiple partners. Girls with both parents in their home typically have no sexual experience before their senior year of high school or after they go away to college.
But it turns out you have to wait until divorced kids become adults to see the full scope of the damage. They have trouble forming loving relationships with anybody. Children of divorce are far more likely to exhibit anti-social pathologies both immediately and for the rest of their lives.
Children raised in day care exhibit far more emotional and behavioral problems. But to feminists, the very idea of women caring for their own children is anti-woman. They demand government provide day care and the message is that the government should raise our children.
But a recent Pew Survey of women shows that they virtually all think children need one parent at home. Even women working full time think the best arrangement is dad working and mom at home. 41% of women say working mothers are bad for children—17% say good.
Day care hurts children, and causes behavioral problems such as aggression, which for boys means: Dope them up with Ritalin. The more time spent in non-parental care the more they exhibit bad behavior—mental problems and social pathologies—not to mention they are more often ill and suffer from more infections.
My primary source for this article is The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism by Carrie L. Lukas.