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204. From feminine mystique to feminist mistakes — Part 1


As women go, so goes the country. The women forty years ago did not reject what the early radical feminists had to say. Young women especially jumped on the feminist bandwagon, because society was fertilized for the change by earlier events.

Six great ignitions sparked social changes that made feminist theory sound good.

·         Ignition of the great American economic engine after the depression and World War II promised ever greater prosperity. Women sixty years ago were ready to take advantage. They wore slacks and had jobs outside the home. Both were breakthroughs from the war. They were inspired to go further and faster. What they got, however, was two revolutions that accelerated female departure from the traditional.

·         The Sexual Revolution ignited in the late Fifties and made drug and sexual adventurism common among the young and younger. It eclipsed in popularity a Marxist-inspired revolution hidden behind sex, drugs, and teen uprising against authority and the establishment.

·         The Cultural Revolution began with political radicals initiating the imposition of an entirely new culture on America, which continues today. Marxist theorists proposed the need for a new rather than a changed culture soon after the first world war.

·         Radical feminists ignited the Women’s Liberation movement and commenced reshaping female thinking to strive for feminist-defined gender equality. Men were discredited and not heeded.

·         As revolutionary self-indulgence became more popular in younger generations, the excitement of sexual liberation ignited the female libido.

·         The dozen or so radical feminists, those that Rush Limbaugh calls feminazis, pushed political, legal, social, and media levers and morphed Women’s Lib into Feminism.

Feminism founders were political mavens that hated or disliked men. Women fell prey to their propaganda. It sounded good and appropriate, because of the revolutionary times. Activists, advocates, acolytes, and supporters joined them.

Besides, men have so much more fun and freedom. Why shouldn’t women be more like men? As women go, so goes the country.

CREDIT: My thanks to Miss Dawn and Ms Aly for inspiring this series. Cicero said, “Not to know what happened before you were born is to be forever a child.” It’s admirable they seek to escape such fate.

CREDIT: My thanks to Kathy Peterson for the title to this post.

 

 

 

 

 

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135. Do women know jack about Jack? —Part 6


A man’s love is founded on respect. And men respect women that persistently uphold values and standards that uplift women relative to men but not at the expense of men. It includes what men would not initiate on their own.

Femininity builds such respect, but Feminism discourages it.

One woman describes one way that men respond to feminine infusions: “Men need femininity. They call it ‘color in a black and white world.’ It heals their wounds, soothes their spirits and recharges their batteries. It is one of the things men look for in their wives; someone who makes them more powerful by feeding them with their femininity.” [‘Claudia’ as quoted in Keys to the Kingdom by Alison A. Armstrong, PAX Programs, Inc., p. 151]

Femininity reflects intense femaleness. It includes values, standards, and expectations on feminine mystique, female modesty, religious morality, faithful monogamy, female-defined manners, female-friendly social standards, holy matrimony, and with emphasis against offense to a woman’s sensibilities. It generates personal power dealing with men. Such individual, social, and cultural values weaken the hormone hurricane winds of male dominance into either submission or toleration.

When the female gender institutionalizes the options just cited, men learn to respect females more than males. Such unconditional respect for women generally undergirds the conditional respect for one woman that eventually transmutes into enduring love after romantic love fades.

Our old school mothers made it work, and our forefathers tamed Nature and built American greatness out of wifely inspirations, expectations, encouragements, gratefulness, and appropriate ‘color’.

Our foremothers did two things very differently than modern women. First, they competed with other women for a man with sex removed from the equation. Second, they cooperated with their husband and returned sex to the relationship. They knew male dominance has to be outsmarted and outmaneuvered and not blatantly squelched.

Further, they exploited their femaleness to clarify two very different and cooperative roles as a couple—separate responsibilities for each. With such purposely built personal advantages, our foremothers balanced relationship power themselves.

Ask your grandmother!

[More jack about Jack appear at posts 129, 114, 97, 91, and 7.]

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