Skip to comments.The end of women: The subversive legacy of the sexual revolution
Posted on 04/10/2012 7:38:09 PM PDT by ReformationFan
The death of the American feminist poet Adrienne Rich (pictured) this week has brought many accolades on account of her literary gifts and contribution to the feminist movement over the past 50 years. In her transformation from conventionally married mother of three sons in the 1950s, to lesbian partner and apologist in the 1970s, she became not only the voice but a living example of the revolutionary character of second wave feminism.
The chief legacy of that movement has been brought into sharp focus in recent months by the battle royal between Catholic authorities (mainly) and the Obama administration over the latters mandate forcing employers to pay for birth control, including abortifacients and sterilisation.
Old-guard feministsincluding Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibeliusare nervous and casting the conflict as a war on women, an attempt to wind back the reproductive rights won in the 1960s and 1970s with the arrival of the contraceptive pill and the Supreme Court decision decriminalising abortion.
On the other hand, those who regard such methods of birth control as objectionable or morally wrongincluding those who hold that view as a matter of religious faithare outraged that the principle of freedom of conscience could be trashed for the sake of a symbolic enshrining of contraception in the pantheon of free health services.
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Well they certainly aren’t needed for Miss Univiperverse Pageants anymore.
You got that right. I heard today on the radio that “the most beautiful woman in the world” could end up being a man. ROTFL!!! This planet is so screwed up and it isn’t global warming that causing it.
It’s a very insightful article.
Never heard of her.
Adrienne Rich or Carolyn Moynihan
Long live Emily Dickinson!
Why did Adrienne Rich look more in her later life like a man? Some feminist. Or is that what feminism is about?
Emily Dickinson was nuts, but since she didn’t reproduce, that’s it for her genes.
My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun -
In Corners - till a Day
The Owner passed - identified -
And carried Me away -
And now We roam in Sovereign Woods -
And now We hunt the Doe -
And every time I speak for Him -
The Mountains straight reply -
And do I smile, such cordial light
Upon the Valley glow -
It is as a Vesuvian face
Had let its pleasure through -
And when at Night - Our good Day done -
I guard My Master’s Head -
‘Tis better than the Eider-Duck’s
Deep Pillow - to have shared -
To foe of His - I’m deadly foe -
None stir the second time -
On whom I lay a Yellow Eye -
Or an emphatic Thumb -
Though I than He - may longer live
He longer must - than I -
For I have but the power to kill,
Without—the power to die—
Now sing it, to the melody of “The Yellow Rose of Texas.”
“Why did Adrienne Rich look more in her later life like a man?”
Perhaps she was the “man” in her relationship?
“Some feminist. Or is that what feminism is about?”
I think so. The whole “a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle” philosophy. Very different from these words:
“Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman; for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God.”
I Corinthians 11:11-12