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Feminism Can't Divorce It's Debt To Capitalism
Forbes ^ | 07/21/2011 | Bill Flax

Posted on 07/21/2011 7:38:37 PM PDT by billflax

Modern feminism erupted upon Western culture in 1963 with Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, which smeared suburban households as “comfortable concentration camps.” Friedan was a communist who knew little of housework. Her husband even furnished a maid. Yet she charged that tending the hearth repressed homemakers who would find greater contentment in roles historically filled by men.

Were feminists true to their purported ideals — penetrating previously masculine domains and liberating women from reliance on men — they would adore Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann. As the world actually turns, conservative women find feminists their shrillest critics. But their achievements, unlike Hillary’s, didn’t depend on successful husbands. Whatever you think of Palin and Bachmann, such hypocrisy highlights an ulterior agenda.

While feminism today spans the political spectrum, its most radical proponents were spawned by the same cultural Marxism covered here previously. Feminism ostensibly focused on promoting women, but in practice attacked the traditional family through the sexual revolution, abortion on demand and no-fault divorce. None of which elevates women.

Feminism as exemplified by NOW, and many Women’s Studies professors at universities, interpret life by dividing society between oppressors and oppressed. Like many of their leftist comrades, these self-proclaimed women’s advocates inevitably champion dependence on government intervention or wealth redistribution: gender based affirmative action, legislating away the “wage gap,” and publicly funded daycare.

Feminists “deconstruct” literature, scouring it for supposed sexism or jealously revise history into “herstory,” but circumventing reality is futile. A chauvinist culture didn’t determine women would bear children and breastfeed. Nor did society render men stronger and better suited to rigorous physical exertion. We

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; History; Society
KEYWORDS: anticompetition; capitalism; collapse; default; deindustrialization; depopulation; devolution; economy; feminism; michellebachmann; prolife; sarahpalin; teotwawki
God bless the homemakers!
1 posted on 07/21/2011 7:38:45 PM PDT by billflax
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To: billflax

feminists are parasites.

they hate their fathers, brothers, husbands

but yet they suck off them

and the government to boot.

2 posted on 07/21/2011 7:41:57 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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Betty Friedan . . . would she be the only radical who is uglier than Helen Thomas?

3 posted on 07/21/2011 7:50:39 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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she was actually a card-carrying communist.

when i was an undergrad they were promoting her as a housewife and victim.

4 posted on 07/21/2011 7:54:50 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: ken21; billflax

Feminists are parasites you say?

Sarah Palin
2008 CBS News presidential interview with Katie Couric Sept 30, 2008

Q: Do you consider yourself a feminist?

A: I do. I’m a feminist who believes in equal rights and I believe that women certainly today have every opportunity that a man has to succeed and to try to do it all anyway. And I’m very, very thankful that I’ve been brought up in a family where gender hasn’t been an issue.

Q: What is your definition of a feminist?

A: Someone who believes in equal rights. Someone who would not stand for oppression against women.

5 posted on 07/21/2011 8:02:26 PM PDT by tlb
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To: billflax

I still hear the 45 year old statistic that women earn 75 cents for every dollar a man gets. Feminism has totally failed if that’s the case.

Or else it never WAS about money.

6 posted on 07/21/2011 8:07:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: tlb
Feminists are not real feminists. Feminists are communists.

Sarah Palin is a real feminist. I respect actual feminists.

7 posted on 07/21/2011 8:20:45 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: tlb

sarah obviously means something else, a Biblically-inspired woman, than the

socialist feminists that dominated the 20th c.

8 posted on 07/21/2011 8:36:30 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: billflax
Well considered and written, Bill. Here's more that you can use in the future, as I'm the one who did slay a particular sacred cow with a series. The material is easy enough to find on the Net.

Susan B. Anthony and her friends were readers and fans of Charles Fourier, who may have been the first communist. Aside from that,...

How Dramatically Did Women's Suffrage Change the Size and Scope of Government?

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) (download links for whole document at bottom of page)

September 1998

University of Chicago Law School, John M. Olin Law & Economics Working Paper No. 60
Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 107, Number 6, Part 1, pp. 1163-1198, December 1999

This paper examines the growth of government during this century as a result of giving women the right to vote. Using cross-sectional time-series data for 1870 to 1940, we examine state government expenditures and revenue as well as voting by U.S. House and Senate state delegations and the passage of a wide range of different state laws. Suffrage coincided with immediate increases in state government expenditures and revenue and more liberal voting patterns for federal representatives, and these effects continued growing over time as more women took advantage of the franchise. Contrary to many recent suggestions, the gender gap is not something that has arisen since the 1970s, and it helps explain why American government started growing when it did.

9 posted on 07/21/2011 8:49:01 PM PDT by familyop ("Dry land is not just our destination, it is our destiny!" --"Deacon," "Waterworld")
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Even Marilyn French, in “The Bleeding Heart,” had to acknowledge something. The man in the novel, an executive, finally told the female, a feminist, that she wanted things both ways, and that the work of businessmen paid for the opportunity to have such a philosophy as her ‘liberated’ point of view. There were some stinging words in that book.

10 posted on 07/21/2011 8:52:20 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Olog-hai
Betty Friedan:

Andrea Dworkin:

I'll spare everyone the HT pic, as I'm sure we all have it memorized by now.

11 posted on 07/21/2011 9:47:06 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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"Someone who believes in equal rights. Someone who would not stand for oppression against women."

Sounds good to me. My parents certainly didn't raise me to feel second class to men. They figured that if I set my mind to doing something, that I should be able to do it. Not to force myself in some area in which I was clearly not qualified, but simply be able to prove myself.

12 posted on 07/21/2011 10:36:16 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: billflax
Feminism Can't Divorce It's Debt To Capitalism

Hypocrisy has destroyed most American women, and feminism is the mechanism that protected, encouraged and expanded that hypocricy to literally psychotic levels. American men are fantastically supportive of women, yet are endlessly abused and treated lower than animals, by women who brag about acting lower than animals themselves and wage war on their own sons. It is a perfect storm of stupidity, perversion, and hatred that has left American women completely vulnerable to Leftist demagoguery and endless neurosis. They have become zombified Hillary clones, lost in a world of their own fear and self-loathing, choking down antidepressants and glued to their TV group behavioral programming - all so they'll vote for the Beast. If Hillary's Army ever wakes up to what they're leader has done to them and their families, they'd rip her to shreds - and the Bitch knows it.

13 posted on 07/22/2011 12:21:21 AM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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14 posted on 07/22/2011 3:11:37 AM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: familyop

Great point. In Lott’s Freedomnomics he proves that giving women the vote increases government.

The article was too long and bringing that in would have suggested I opposes women’s suffrage which isn’t the case. Neither do I apologize because women didn’t have the vote previously though when you consider almost nobody in the world had the right to vote.

Thomas West’s Vindicating the Founders offers some great insights on the Founders views on women’s suffrage too.


15 posted on 07/22/2011 3:41:47 AM PDT by billflax (Fighting the good fight.)
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Had government not gotten involved, the family, and its natural, complementary roles, would have naturally adapted to changes in the workplace and economy.

But Feminism distorted the white family as much as Welfare distorted the black family.

Result = very few families made it through unscathed by the debacle of social engineeering.

The consequences of this are and will be enormous.

16 posted on 07/22/2011 5:51:36 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Please stop posting "helpful hints" in parentheses the title box. Thank you.)
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