(Quote) Joan-684265 said:
I do not believe in war. I believe in cooperation. I believe in good folks using ...
(Quote) Joan-684265 said:
I do not believe in war. I believe in cooperation. I believe in good folks using their best God-given talents. ((By the way, I am horrified by the so-called Women's Lib movement. It seems to me that their number one agenda is abortion. Do they not realize that as many baby girls as baby boys get aborted. That is not at all liberating for the female gender. Furthermore, it makes women subject to the sexual preferences of men who have zero responsibility for their sexual behaviour. Liberating?? Indeed, no!! It does not liberate females; it reinforces women being seen more and more and more like chattel. Furthermore, I am old-fashioned; I see the matter and form of Marriage being sexual union, and sex belonging only in marriage.))
I agree that the Women's Liberation Movement has done much wrong. As I said in the other thread (now locked), there are 4 waves of Feminism that occurred. I do like much of what the first wave offered women (the Suffragettes fighting for women's right to vote) but somewhere by the third wave, "sexual freedom" and contraception, then leading to abortion, were the main motivations. I did read some Feminist studies as a university student. It's interesting that what women look for in the developing world (basic human dignity and the abililty to care for their families) is not what the Feminists look for the in the developed world (just about everything else, much of what is oppositional to men). Regarding abortion, actually MORE girls are killed than boys, as sex-selction is still practiced in many parts of the world. It's sadly ironic that the "right" some women have fought for has actually reduced the numbers of future women overall.
I said on the other thread that I thought the article to be very inflammatory, divisive and misogynous (even if written by a woman). The points she brought up are important to discuss in modern culture, but I have read much better analysis from others who present a more respectful approach to both genders. The problem is not only that "women are competing with men", but that men have not always fulfilled their roles causing women to be forced to take them. I have seen quite a few examples growing up where the wife and daughters were forced into taking responsibilities that the father seemed to lose interest in, for whatever reason. He was not fulfilling his role and therefore forced other family members to do so for him.
The author's approach looks at the problem rather one-sidedly and this does little to encourage co-operation between the genders or to solve the problem in the long run. It is a relevant complaint that needs to be addressed, but the author choses to blame women and stereotype them rather than realistically look at what is really going on. A commenter on the other thread mentioned that the devil definitely has his influence in this problem, and I do agree with that. The devil's approach is to divide and conquer, have both parties pointing fingers at one another. The better solution would be to acknowledge the wrongs committed by both genders and work together on resolving the problem.