A great, longish essay on every stupid Marxist premise, psychological problem, and hateful mischievousness that brought us feminism:
Bored by the advancements and leisure generated by political and economic liberty, and at a loss what to do with their lives, leftists misinterpreted these things as oppression. Bored people always feel oppressed, and being the first defense of people is to blame their problems on others, they looked around and decided that “capitalism” and “patriarchy” were to blame.
The critics did diagnose the problem, but not only was the diagnosis terribly skewed, the cure was deadly: the destruction of society and the (impossible) remaking of human nature so they men and women would be exactly equal. Only then, they claimed, could “patriarchy” and “capitalism” be overthrown and destroyed/
In a perverted and limited sense, these critics were correct: these material advancements were generated by men (specifically white men), which was misnamed “patriarchy,” and also by science and political and economic liberty – misnamed “capitalism.”
You would think that after all that men have done, they’d be looked at with awe and respect and gratitude by women. Even Camille Paglia said she looked around her at what men have done and felt awe. “Look at the skyscraper!”
But that’s not what happened. It’s more along the lines of, “Okay, you’ve created civilization and society and science and technology and political and economic liberty…so quit oppressing me and give all of it to me for free.” And that attitude in the long run, will not last. In fact, when too many women get involved in a field, they always destroy it. This has been noticed by everyone who is thoughtful and interested in the truth, including women.
The Stalinist Betty Friedan, who was ugly to the point of being grotesque, and one of the founders of Sixties feminism, wrote in The Feminine Mystique there was a problem that “had no name.” The problem did have a name: that missing of the mark known as ennui. Boredom. Friedan, not at all surprisingly, was an atheist who was married to an extremely wealthy man and lived a life of luxury in a mansion on the Hudson River in New York. The housework was done by maids.
Read it all.